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Tignanello

The winery Tenuta Tignanello is located in the heart of Chianti Classico, 30 kilometers south of Florence in the Tuscany, It was built by the family in the middle of the 19th century Antinori acquired from a side line of the Medici sex, The vineyards cover a total of 147 hectares of vineyards; the two most famous locations are called Tignanello (57 ha in open southeastern position) and Solaia (20 ha immediately following). Here was the already legendary for life oenologists Giacomo Tachis (1933-2016) the famous IGT Red wine Tignanellokreiert and justified with the Sassicaia the glory of Super-Tuscans, Of the cult wine is made from grapes of the monopoly Tignanello, which lies at 350 to 400 meters above sea level with southwest orientation on calcareous soil. He was the first Sangiovese wine in Barrique expanded, the first red wine, with non-traditional grape varieties for Italy Cabernet Sauvignon and one of the first red wines produced in the Chianti area without the use of white grapes.

The first red wine produced in 1970 was originally called "Chianti Classico Riserva vigneto Tignanello". At that time he was next to Sangiovese 20% still Canaiolo Nero as well as 5% of the two white varieties Malvasia Bianca Lunga and Trebbiano Toscano, From the year 1971 it was produced as "Vino da tavola di Toscana" under the name Tignanello. Thus, Antinori has decoupled with the Tignanello from the production standards of Chianti Classico; with the year 1975 the white grapes were completely omitted. Since the 1982 vintage, the grape variety composition is 80% Sangiovese, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc, Tignanello is produced only in the best vintages. Not produced, for example, in the years 1972, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1984 and 1992. On the Tenuta Tignanello also still the Chianti Classico Riserva "Tenute Marchese Antinori" and something Vin Santo generated.

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