Antinori’s Tignanello, a wine that defined an era and a region, continues to be innovative and remain relevant and exciting. It was a game-changer for Tuscany in the 1970s and a catalyst for the renaissance of Italian wines in general, and since then Tignanello hasn’t missed a beat. Marchesi Antinori CEO Renzo Cotarella interprets each vintage to gain greater understanding of the Tignanello vineyard. In 2019, Cotarella attributed the freshness and finesse of Tignanello to adequate rainfall from May to September. In recent vintages, he has fine-tuned the use of oak barrels, while the blending is done after the malolactic fermentation for a better integration of the different grapes.
A supple, elegant red highlighted by bright cherry, black currant, violet, tobacco, iron and oak spice aromas and flavors. Though fluid and seemingly approachable now, this is well-structured and shows the balance to age. Fine length. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2025 through 2042. 25,800 cases made.—Bruce Sanderson
- Special Designation:
- Tuscany, Italy
- Issue Date:
- Oct. 31, 2022