The Antinori family have been producing wine in Tuscany for six centuries, and exporting it for four. The purchase of the Tignanello estate in 1900 marked the beginning of a remarkable period of expansion which shows no signs of abating. Through judicious acquisition of vineyards and an uncanny knack for developing iconic wines, Antinori has become Tuscany’s – arguably Italy’s – pre-eminent wine producer, with an important presence in Piedmont, Lombardy, Umbria and Puglia as well as their Tuscan heartland.
Sangiovese dominates the flavour-profile, with cherry, roses and grilled steak, trailed swiftly by blackcurrants from the Cabernet. Minerality and oak-influence offer balance on a smooth palate, with soft, rounded tannins portentous that this will be open early, yet with enough structure to ensure a strong ageing potential – drink 2018-2030.