Italian Red Wine Tignanello

Description of the wine: Tignanello Antinori is one of the finest and appreciated abroad Italian wines. It is the result of the experiments of Piero Antinori in the sixties, and was the first among the wines of Chianti not to be vinified with white grapes. It is probably thanks to him and to the creation of Tignanello that Italy began to enhance in proper terms the tradition of viticulture. Organoleptic characteristics: The Tignanello wine has an intense ruby ​​red color, its aromas are characterized by a high varietal expressivity, with ample notes of red fruits, raspberries and licorice. In the mouth it is balanced, fine, with smooth tannins, good acidity, fruity flavours and mineral notes that give it a long, presistent final. Historical-cultural infos and curiosities: The Tignanello wine is produced exclusively from the vineyard of the same name located at the Tenuta Tignanello. It was the first Sangiovese to be aged in barriques, the first modern red wine blended with non-traditional varieties, and among the first red wines made in Chianti without white grapes. All this is due to Piero Antinori who, in the sixties, wanted to experiment this variation of the Chianti Classico. Serving suggestions: This wine is excellent with dishes of grilled, roasted or braised meats, salami and important first courses. It is excellent with mature and spicy cheese. Production area: Tenuta Tignanello, 30km south of Florence, between the villages of Monteridolfi and Santa Maria a Macerata. Grape varieties that are allowed to produce it: Sangiovese (80%), Cabernet Sauvignon (15%), Cabernet Franc (5%).