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.
Tignanello 2016 is in full harmony with the vintage.
CLASSIFICATION: Toscana IGT
GRAPES: Sangiovese 80%, Cabernet Franc 5%, Sauvignon 15%
COLOUR & BOUQUET: intense and bright ruby red color. On the nose, notes of ripe red fruits come together with pleasant hints of fresh blackberry and wild berries. At the same time, it shows delicate and perfectly integrated aromas of vanilla and dark chocolate with light spice sensations.
TASTE: On the palate, the wine is vibrant, with silky and refined tannins. Balanced and intense, it has along, complex and persistent finish.
FOOD PAIRINGS: Fiorentina beefsteak, of course! ;)
ALCOHOL: 13,5% vol.
Wine Spectator (USA)
Wine Advocate (USA)
James Suckling (USA)
Credits: Antinori Winery