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Tignanello

The one after the winery "Tenuta Tignanello" (owned by Antinori ) named IGT red wine in the Italian area Chianti Classico (Tuscany). He was by the famous oenologist Giacomo Tachis (1933-2016) created and founded together 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 a southwest orientation on calcareous soil. He was the first Sangiovese wine in Barrique expanded, the first red wine, with non-traditional for Italy grape varieties 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 1971 originally bore the name "Chianti Classico Riserva vigneto Tignanello". At that time, he contained beside Sangiovese 20% still Canaiolo Nero as well as 5% of the two white varieties Malvasia Bianca Lunga and Trebbiano Toscano, With the year 1971 he was produced as Vino da tavola di Toscana under the name Tignanello. With this vintage, 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 exclusively only in the best vintages. For example, it was not produced in the years 1972, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1984 and 1992.

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