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Tachis Giacomo

The Italian enologist Giacomo Tachis (* 1933) studied at the Viticulture Institute in Alba. In 1961 he began his many years working at the renowned company Antinori in Tuscany. Here, as a winemaker, he became a legend during his lifetime. Tachis encouraged the use of Cabernet Sauvignon in the Chianti and is considered one of the fathers of the so-called Super-Tuscans, He was instrumental in the creation of the famous wines Sassicaia and Tignanello, After working at Antinori, he worked as a consultant to numerous wineries throughout Italy, earning great service in quality improvements, particularly in Sicily. In 2011 he was from the British wine magazine Decanter voted "Man of the Year".

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