2017 Antinori "Tignanello" Toscana
Vintage : 2017
Region : Toscana
Tignanello was the first Sangiovese to be aged in barriques, the first contemporary red wine blended with untraditional varieties (specifically Cabernet) and one of the first red wines in the Chianti Classico region that didn’t use white grapes. Tignanello is a milestone. It’s produced with a selection of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.
The 2017 vintage will be remembered for its unusual progression of the seasons. Onlythe month of January registered cold temperatures while the rest of winter was mild prompting early bud break in the vineyards. A cold spellat the end of April broughtaslight drop in production. From May throughout the entire month of August, the Chianti Classico region enjoyed hot dry weather with dailytemperatures reaching over 30 °C (86 °F). Rain showers during the month of September counterbalanced summertime vine stressand provided favorable conditions for optimal grape maturation. Grapes were harvested from September 20 th to October 6 th
97 points Wine Enthusiast
Aromas of cassis, menthol, blue flower and pipe tobacco shape the nose on this gorgeous red. A blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, the delicious, elegantly structured palate delivers dried black cherry, ripe blackberry, licorice and vanilla framed in taut, fine-grained tannins. *Cellar Selection* (KO) (6/2021)