The Marchese Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG by Tenuta Tignanello shines in the glass in intense, dark ruby red. On the nose, fruity, varietal aromas of the Sangiovese grape delight, complemented by vanilla and spicy nuances. On the palate, the Marchese Antinori Riserva presents itself of elegant texture, balanced, tasteful, lively, engaging, with soft, soft and silky tannins. The finish is long and sustainable.
Vinification of the Marchese Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG by Tenuta Tignanello
This Chianti Classico Riserva presents the Sangiovese of this wine-growing region in all its quality and elegance. For this wine, at least 90% Sangiovese and a maximum of 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and other local red grape varieties are vinified.
Upon arrival in the wine cellar, the grapes are destemmed and then gently pressed. The must is then filled into stainless steel tanks in which the alcoholic fermentation takes place. During maceration on the peels, the Remuage and Délestage techniques are applied very gently to ensure intensive extraction while maintaining elegance and softness of the tannins. After malolactic fermentation, which took place spontaneously until the end of the year, the cuvée is formed and the wine continues its ageing in French and Hungarian oak barriques for a period of one year, followed by a further 12 months of bottle storage.
The Marchese Antinori Riserva is one of the historic wines of the Antinoris. It is produced only in the best years, from the best vineyards of the Badia a Passignano, Pèppoli and Tignanello wineries. Since 2011, the grapes come exclusively from the Tenuta Tignanello, in whose cellar it is also grown.
Food recommendations for the Marchese Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva by Tenuta Tignanello
Enjoy this elegant Riserva Chianti Classico from Antinori with traditional Tuscan fine cuisine, mushrooms, Tuscan truffle, dishes with red meat, roast or grilled, game, ripe cheeses .
We recommend to open the wine about 3 hours before enjoyment.
Awards for the Marchese Antinori Chianti CLassico Riserva DOCG by Tenuta Tignanello
- Gambero Rosso: 2 glasses for 2014, 2 red glasses for 2013
- Wine Spectator: 91 points for 2014, 93 points for 2013
- Vinous Antonio Galloni: 90 points for 2014
- Robert M. Parker: 93 points for 2013
|Type of Wine:||Red wine|
|Sub region:||Chianti Classico DOCG (IT)|
|Occasion & Theme:||family event , Gift for good friends , autumn wine , perfect for an evening in front of the chimney , Gift for customers|
|Ageing in:||small barrel|
|Grape Variety:||Cabernet Sauvignon , Sangiovese|
|Quality Classification & Rating:||Riserva , DOCG Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita|
|Soil:||Lime , marl|
|Maturation:||French Oak , Hungarian oak , Barrique 225 l , bottle-aged|
|Duration of maturation (in Months):||24|
|Aromas & Palate Notes:||berry fruit , stone fruits , spicy|
|Mouthfeel/ Texture:||silky , melt-in-the-mouth , velvety , dense|
|Optimal serving temperature in °C:||15 - 18|
|Food Pairing:||dark food , bright, hearty dishes , spicy food|
|Glass Recommendation:||Bordeaux Glass|
|Bottle Design & Features:||classic|
|Bottle size in L:||1,5 Magnum|
|storage capacity in years from the vintage year:||13|
|Alcohol % ABV:||14,0|
|Allergens & Misc. Ingredients:||contains sulfites and sulfur dioxide|
|Distributor:||Marchesi Antinori S.p.A. - Piazza degli Antinori 3 - 50123 Firenze - Italien|