2016 Antinori Marchese Riserva Tenuta Tignanello
Intensely fruity and complex on the nose,with hints of wood full-bodied, rich and complex in the mouth with exceptional structure a and a lengthy finish.
The favorable weather patterns at the beginning of spring favored an early budding of about one week for the various varieties. All through the spring we had excellent weather, warm temperatures and the right amount of rain, resulting in excellent flowering and the relative vegetal cycle. This optimal vegetative balance of the vines ended in full ripening between the end of July and the beginning of August, about 7 to 10 days earlier than usual. The excessive heat wave around mid August, lasting only a week, did not slow down maturation, and the first grapes gathered showed immediate promise of an excellent vintage. Due to the early ripening of the grapes, we began our “green harvest” just after mid-August, selecting and thinning to eliminate any excessive production. In conclusion, the early harvest coupled with a rainless period of picking allowed us to bring in excellent mature grapes.
93 points Robert Parker (2016 harvest)
93 points Wine Spectator (2015 harvest)
92 points Robert Parker (harvest 2015)
Size: 6x 750ml Bottle in Case
Country: Italy Toscana IGT
Grape: Sangiovese: 90%, Cabernet Sauvignon: 10%,
12 months of wood aging French / Hungarian oak. 12 months bottle aging
Temperature: 16 – 18 ° C
Ready to drink and store for 8-12 years after the harvest year