||10% Cabernet Franc, 90% Sangiovese
||The Tignanello estate is located in the heart of the Chianti Classico production zone, nestled between the valleys of the Greve and Pesa rivers, and extends over close to 800 total acres (319 hectares), some 127 of which (415 hectares) are planted to vines. The vineyards consist principally of the native Sangiovese grape along with such non-traditional varieties as Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.
||San Casciano Val di Pesa (FI)
||Upon arriving in the cellars, the grapes were given a soft destemming and pressing and the must transferred into stainless steel tanks, where it fermented for approximately a week, The overall period of skin contact was managed with soft techniques in order to extract intensely but, at the same time, maintain elegance and suppleness in the tannins.
||At the end of the malolactic fermentation, which took place spontaneously and was completed by the end of the year, the blended wine went through a year-long period of aging in French and Hungarian small oak barrels.
||Price Antinori Marchese Antinori Chianti Riserva 2016 HK$ 247.50