villaantinori_1Since 1385, twenty-six generations of Antinori have devoted their lives to winemaking, taking innovative and pioneering steps, but always maintaining a profound link to tradition and to the land.  While ancient roots have played (and still do) an important role in the Antinori winemaking philosophy, every vintage is a new beginning.

The three new wines from the producer of iconic Tignanello, are now available in the U.S. market. They classic Antinori wines made for the table and will complement a broad range of foods.

2009 Villa Antinori Bianco Toscana IGT $14.  Villa Antinori Bianco was first released with the 1931 vintage by Niccolò Antinori, Piero Antinori’s father.  This is a pale straw-yellow color wine, fresh, well-balanced and crispy.  The 2009 offering is a blend of 70% Trebbiano and Malvasia with 30% Pinot Bianco and Pinot Grigio with 12% alcohol content.  

2006 Villa Antinori Rosso Toscana IGT $23. Villa Antinori Rosso was first introduced in 1928 as the first Chianti specifically produced to improve with age.  Each varietal in this wine is grown in the best terroir for it and is then vinified separately: 12 months in wood and eight months in bottle.  The Sangiovese (55%) comes from the family’s estates in Chianti Classico and Montalcino, while the Cabernet Sauvignon (25%), Merlot (15%) and Syrah (5%) are from the estate vineyards in Bolgheri.  Elegant and refined in style, this wine is great with any kind of food, from pastas -  namely pasta with wild boar sauce the Tuscans are so well-known for -  to meats and venison.

 2007 Pèppoli Chianti Classico DOCG $27   2007 was a great year for wine in Italy.  Pèppoli represents modern Chianti Classico. The wine combines the complexity and structure of a well-aged Riserva with the rich fruit and fragrance of a young wine.   A blend of 90% Sangiovese and 10% Merlot and Syrah, the wine is produced on the Antinori’s Pèppoli Estate, is aged 9 months in oak and  spends time in boittle before being released.  With intense aromas of red berries and hints of chocolate, this full-bodied wine has soft tannings and a long and lingering finish.  It is best to drink young.

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