The Tignanello Toscana IGT by Marchesi Antinori is the flagship, quasi the Premier Cru, of the top antinori winery Tenuta Tignanello in Tuscany. This figurehead among the supertuscans was first produced in 1971 as Vino da Tavola, and to this day he continues to inspire wine lovers all over the world as IGT.
The Tignanello comes into the glass with a very intense ruby red colour. The nose of this top red wine enchants with aromas of cassis, blackberries and other dark berries. Spicy nuances of chocolate, liquorice and spicy oak nuances round off the bouquet of Tignanello. On the palate it presents itself very powerful, engaging and vibrant. Everything is just right here - juicy fruit, great extraction without being overloaded, wonderfully present, silky and lively tannins, which give the wine great complexity and a very long, sustainable finish.
Vinification of Tignanello Toscana IGT by Tenuta Tignanello
The Tignanello was first produced in 1970 as Cru, then as Chianti Classico Riserva vigneto Tignanello and also contained white grape varieties according to Tuscan tradition. Already in 1971 it was called Vino da Tavola and only Tignanello, the white grape varieties gradually disappeared completely. Since 1982, the Tignanello has continued to consist of Sangiovese 80%, Cabernet Sauvignon 15% and Cabernet Franc 5%. It is produced only in the best vintages.
The 2015 vintage was marked by a particularly good and even ripening phase before the harvest, the harvested grapes were completely healthy and ripe. After the very careful and selective harvesting, the wine cellar was again selected to further optimize the quality. The grapes are vinified separately by grape variety until the ageing in the wood is completed. During the fermentation process in conical containers, the musts have been carefully macerated, paying great attention to the freshness of the aromas, the extraction of the dyes and the production of soft and gentle tannins. After accurate and daily tastings, the wine is peeled off the skins, filled into barriques where malolactic fermentation begins, highlighting the fineness and complexity of the aromas. Now, in the same French and Hungarian oak barriques, partly new, partly already used, the ageing for 14 to 16 months of the wines for the Tignanello begins. A few months before bottling, the cuvée is made from the wines of the various grape varieties. This is followed by a further 12 months of bottle maturation before the Tignanello comes on the market.
Food recommendation for Tignanello by Marchesi Antinori
Enjoy this world-renowned supertuscan as an excellent accompaniment to wild ragout or even game birds such as pheasant, powerful dishes with red meat, roasts, juicy beef steak , ripe cheeses, spicy preparations of traditional Italian and upscale cuisine.
Awards for the Tignanello Toscana IGT by Tenuta Tignanello
- James Suckling: 98 points for 2015, 94 points for 2014, 97 points for 2013
- Wine Spectator: 97 points for 2015, 93 points for 2014, 94 points for 2013
- Robert Parker: 96 points for 2015, 93 points for 2014, 96 points for 2013
- Vinous Antonio Galloni: 96 points for 2014
- Falstaff: 93 points for 2013
- Gambero Rosso: 3 glasses for 2013, 2009, 2008
|Type of Wine:||Red wine|
|Sub region:||Toscana IGT (IT)|
|Occasion & Theme:||family event , perfect for an evening in front of the chimney , Gift for customers , Christmas|
|Ageing in:||small barrel|
|Grape Variety:||Cabernet Franc , Cabernet Sauvignon , Sangiovese|
|Quality Classification & Rating:||IGT Indicazione Geografica Tipica|
|Awards:||James Suckling - 98 Punkte , Wine Advocate Robert M. Parker - 96 Punkte , Wine Spectator - 97 Punkte|
|Soil:||Lime , slate , marl|
|Maturation:||French Oak , Hungarian oak , Barrique 225 l , new oak barrels|
|Duration of maturation (in Months):||28|
|Aromas & Palate Notes:||berry fruit , spicy|
|Mouthfeel/ Texture:||silky , melt-in-the-mouth , velvety , dense|
|Optimal serving temperature in °C:||15 - 18|
|Style:||Old World , Warm Climate Winegrowing Region , classic , modern , elegant|
|Food Pairing:||dark food , bright, hearty dishes , spicy food|
|Glass Recommendation:||Bordeaux Glass|
|Bottle Design & Features:||classic|
|Bottle size in L:||0,75|
|storage capacity in years from the vintage year:||15|
|Alcohol % ABV:||13,5|
|Allergens & Misc. Ingredients:||contains sulfites and sulfur dioxide|
|Distributor:||Marchesi Antinori S.p.A. - Piazza degli Antinori 3 - 50123 Firenze - Italien|