Villa Antinori Tuscana Rosso
The Antinori story has been recognized as one of the truly
unique wine family histories in the world. After 26 generations the Marchesi
Antinori, as seen on CBS’ 60 minutes, announced that with no male heir for the
first time the family business will not be passed on the a son but to his daughters Albiera, Alessia and Allegra.
"I think he saw us interested and said 'Why not? What’s wrong with girls?'
And so took his chance of expecting his daughters to fall in love with
business," Albiera Antinori says.
And that they did. Now all three travel the countryside and
the world, helping to grow, promote and market Antinori wines. They sold 17
million bottles last year, $200 million worth, making a healthy profit. And
though the business now involves spreadsheets and science, the basics still
come, as they have for centuries, from down on the farm.
Albiera Antinori says the family still regards itself as
farmers. "This is our origin. Still now in modern times, we are basically,
Villa Antinori is the result of a selection of grapes
originating exclusively from the Antinori Estates in Tuscany: only grapes born,
raised, ripened, and harvested on the Antinori Estates and vinified in their
Both of the Villa Antinori wines are born from traditional
Tuscan grapes (such as Sangiovese for the Villa Antinori Red, and Trebbiano for
the Villa Antinori Bianco). They come from vines that, although not native,
have developed maturity, elegance, and a typically Tuscan personality as a
result of growing on the Antinori Estates.
Just as the wine evolves in a wooden barrel or in the
bottle, the wine has also evolved in history: the 80 years of Villa Antinori
have been a long journey of evolution that has given life to a classic example
This wine was first created and marketed by Marquis Niccolò
Antinori, father of Piero Antinori, in 1928 and was the first Chianti intended
as a long-lasting wine capable of improving with age. In 2001 Piero Antinori
inaugurated a new phase for Villa Antinori, which became a Tuscan IGT produced
from a selection of better grapes grown exclusively in the vineyards of the
Antinori proprietary estates in Tuscany.
Winemaker's Notes: The wine is intensely ruby red in color
with aromas of ripe plums, sweet spices and dried fruit. On the palate, it has
firm body yet supple, velvety tannins. It is long on the finish and has a
"This is fleshy and balanced, with black currant and
blackberry notes accented by cedar, tobacco and spice details. Offers intensity
and length in a contemporary style. Best from 2015 through 2022." - Wine Spectator 90 points+ (5 years in a row)