Antinori Marchese Antinori Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva

Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva

2016 Marchese Antinori Tenuta Tignanello

93 points
June 17, 2019
93 points
The Wine Advocate
September 19, 2019

Wine Description

Intense ruby red color. On the nose, notes of ripe red fruit fuse with hints of vanilla and spice. The palate is ample, enveloping and balanced, but also deep and savory with supple and silky tannins. A wine of real character, further characterized by a long and persistent finish and aftertaste.

Food Pairings

Bistecca alla fiorentina, rack of lamb, seafood in spicy tomato sauce, veal ossobuco

Wine Analysis

Sangiovese and other complementary grape varieties
Aged for a year in 60 gallon French or Hungarian oak barrels
Fermentation lasted about eight days and the wine remained in contact with its skins for another nine to ten days.
The wine is then run off its skins and immediately filled into small barrels of French oak, where it undergoes a complete malolactic fermentation, which terminates by the end of the year.

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