Tignanello sticks to its Tuscan roots far more firmly that our other two aristocrats with a Sangiovese heavy blend that incorporates small amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Unlike Sassicaia and Ornellaia which are located in Bolgheri on the Tuscan coast, the Tignanello vineyard is situated miles away from the sea on a small hillside in the middle of the Chianti region, where the days are hot and the nights slightly cooler. Big on fruit and tannins this is a wine that divides opinion but is always interesting. The 2015 vintage saw plenty of sun and heat, and the flavours are full and concentrated but with great nuance. It has needed these last five years to settle into itself but has another decade of drinking left.
Marchesi Antinori vies with Tenuta San Guido as the leaders of the Super Tuscan revolution but the driving force differs between the two. Originally Antinori began to add Bordeaux grapes to soften Sangiovese, whereas San Guido were consciously trying to make a claret in Italy. Both approaches have been very successful.
The Antinori family now own a world-wide business empire incorporating wineries, restaurants and bars in Chile, California and Monte Carlo but the heart of the business is still in Tuscany and the diffusion of the business does not seem to have adversely affected the fundamental quality of the primary product: the wines.
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2015 was a very good vintage in Tuscany