Antinori Montenisa Blanc de Blancs Brut Franciacorta

Antinori Montenisa Blanc de Blancs Brut Franciacorta

 

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Antinori
Montenisa Blanc de Blancs Brut Franciacorta
  • Vintage : 0
  • Country : Italy
  • Region : Lombardy
  • Subregion
  • Type : Sparkling
  • Style :
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 12,5°
  • Grappes : 85% Chardonnay, 15% Pinot Blanc

Produced from the grapes cultivated in the Tenuta Montenisa estate’s vineyards, the wine is a selection of the finest Chardonnay along with a small percentage of Pinot Blanc. The result is an elegant cuvée of refined freshness.

Experts Score Vintage
RP Robert Parker 91 NV
More information on wine critics and ratings
The Marchese Antinori Blanc de Blancs shows a light-yellow color along with a creamy foam and a refined and lengthy perlage. The nose, fragrant and recognizable, is characterized by pleasurable notes of flowers and fruit such as apple and white peach. The palate is vibrant and fresh with good balance and great elegance.

History of Antinori

In 1385, the Antinori family became part of the wine business when Giovanni di Piero Antinori joined the Florentine Vintner's Guild.

Since 1966, Marchese Piero Antinori, son of Marchese Niccolò, has run the company with his daughters, Albiera, Allegra and Alessia, also playing an active role.

For more than 26 generations now, Antinori's philosophy has been based on the combination of both tradition and innovation: to preserve Italy's enological traditions and to experiment innovation in winemaking, giving each wine tester the pleasure of discovering a unique alliance.

Vineyards

Each of Antinori's vineyards and estates has its own individual character, its own history and its own universe perceived and discovered in the tasting of each of their fine wines.

Badia a Passignano

Antinori's vineyards for red wine are mostly located in Tuscany, in the area of Chianti Classico where it owns three estates, total 575 acres: Tignanello, Pèppoli and Badia a Passignano.

White wine is produced in Umbria in the Orvieto Classico region, at Castello della Sala estate, and in Tuscany at Monteloro estate.

Red wine comes from the Montepulciano, Bolgheri, Montalcino, Castiglione della Pescaia and Sovana areas.

Besides Tuscany and Umbria, Antinori is also present in Lombardy, Piedmont, Apulia, California, Washington State, Hungary and Malta where it produces both red and white wines.

The Tignanello and Solaia Estate - The uniqueness of a land and the history of a great wine

The Tignanello estate is a total of 319 hectares in size of which 127 hectares are planted with vines. In particular, two vineyards are real treasures:

  • Solaia: 20 hectares
  • Tignanello: 57 hectares

The area is very particular due to the high altitude being over 400 metres above sea level, the vineyards having a southwest exposure to the sun, the microclimate and the soil, which is marine loam based with a rich addition of alberese and galestro rock dating back to the Eocene and Miocene eras.

Viticulture

The growing season here is characterized by hot days and cool nights.

In the early 1970ies, the Tignanello estate was, to some extent, the viticultural research ground for Antinori. Investigations into vine growing concentrated on the improvement of the grapes to obtain a higher concentration and softer tannins. This was achieved through planting density, foliage control and selection of the Cabernet and Sangiovese.

In the oenological field, the goals were to achieve wines with a well-defined character.

This was accomplished by a rigorous selection of the grapes during harvest and when received at the winery, gentle crushing of the grapes with as little stress as possible, and by allowing malolactic fermentation to occur in barrel.

When the first production of Solaia began, more than thirty years ago, the grapes came from a plot of land that was within the larger Tignanello vineyard. The same particular characteristics as the original vineyard, such as the altitude, the soil type and the good exposure to the sun (hence the name Solaia), are also found in a nearby vineyard. This vineyard has been integrated into the original vineyard since 1997.

Currently, the Solaia vineyard is 20 hectares and planted with Cabernet Sauvignon (15 hectares), Cabernet Franc (1 hectare) and Sangiovese (4 hectares) with an average age of 15 years.

The density per hectare varies from a minimum of 5,500 to a maximum of 7,200 and the low-spurred cordon training system is used. Over the years, there has been a progressive renewal of the Solaia vineyard. This has been accomplished by utilizing the many years of knowledge and ever-increasing experience of the estate's land to highlight the personality of Solaia.

Robert Parker (RP) : 91 Points (NV)
A blend of 85% Chardonnay and 15% Pinot Bianco, the NV Franciacorta Blanc de Blancs shows medium textural richness and creamy foam on the finish. This pretty sparkling wine is redolent of white peach, blanched almond and fresh brioche. The results are balanced and elegant. The creamy perlage carries over a mineral-laced mouthfeel. Some 50,000 bottles were produced.

Antinori Peppoli Chianti Classico 2021
Antinori Peppoli Chianti Classico 2021
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Peppoli Chianti Classico 2021
JS
92
WE
90
RP
88
Intense red fruit aromas are offest by delicate notes of vanilla and chocolate. Pleasantly lingering with a fresh, vibrant feel in the mouth.
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RP
94
WE
92
VN
96

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94
WE
92
JS
97
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WS
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W&S
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DCT
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88
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RP
97
DCT
97

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VN
92
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RP
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DCT
97
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RP
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92
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