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2010 75CL Antinori, Tignanello

£136.50

Size: 75

Country: Italy

Style: Collector Treasure

Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape: Cabernet Franc

Grape: Sangiovese


About the wine

Produced exclusively from the 57-hectare vineyard which gives the wine its name, Tignanello has been produced by the Antinori family since 1970. The family itself has been involved in the production of wine in Tuscany since 1385, when Giovanni di Piero Antinori became a member of the Arte Florentina, the Winemakers Guild of Florence. Today the winery is run by Marquis Piero Antinori, with the support of his three daughters Albiera, Allegra and Alessia.

TASTING NOTES

Dark cherries, plums, cloves, mint and sage on this exceptional Tignanello. Not a collosal vintage, but rather a beautifully vibrant example of the terroir - driven, in this vintage, by a larger than usual proportion of Sangiovese. Firm yet silky tannin provides exceptional backbone for further ageing.

FOOD PAIRING

Red meat, goose or veal; complex stews and aged hard cheese.

FRIARWOOD SAYS

A particularly fine vintage for Antinori wines.