Press and Trade tasting for Antinori at the Westbury Hotel between 2 - 5pm on 10th October 2018
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The Antinori family has been making wine for over 600 years, when Giovanni di Piero Antinori became part of Arte Fiorentina dei Vinattieri in 1385. For 26 generations now this wine-making experience and expertise has expanded all the while carefully maintaining for each single estate or single vineyard brand under the Antinori umbrella, its own, distinct, terroir-based personality.
Join us on the afternoon of 10th October and experience the range for yourself.
In 1904 a cooperative Ai Vini delle Langhi was set up by wine growers of the area; this was subsequently taken over and renamed by Alfredo Prunotto in 1923. After another change of ownership, Antinori acquired the estate and have maintained the excellent level of quality sought by Alfredo Prunotto. Prunotto were the first winery to establish the Cru’s concept and is one of the top five estates in Piedmont.
VILLA ANTINORI Chianti
Villa Rossa was first produced in 1928 by Marquis Niccolò Antinori, father of Piero, as the very first Chianti Classico intended to age and improve over time. In 2001, Piero Antinori inaugurated a new phase in the history of the wine, which then became a Tuscan IGT made from a selection of the finest grapes of the various Antinori family estates in Tuscany. The design of the label has remained unaltererd since 1928 with only the very slightest modifications in 1990 and in 2001.
PÈPPOLI ESTATE Chianti
The Pèppoli estate is located five km to the northeast of the Tignanello estate and extends over a total surface area of 100 hectares, 50 of which are planted to vines which produce the Peppoli Chianti Classico, an appellation controlled wine.
At Tenuta Tignanello, the Antinori family has succeeded in expressing its production philosophy: marrying traditional and modern styles and creating wines that are authentically linked to their terroir of origin.
BADIA A PASSIGNANO Chianti
This Estate extends over 100 ha of vineyards, surrounding the Vallombrosan Abbey still inhabited by the Monks. The wine is aged in the old cellars beneath the Abbey (Badia). This wine is a Cru made from the best Sangiovese grapes on the estate.
SANTA CRISTINA Tuscany /Umbria
Since 1946 Santa Cristina has been producing wines of unique flavour and great character.
LA BRACCESCA Montepulciano
The estate extends over 508 ha in two parcels: the historic nucleus of the property is in Montepulciano in the finest area for the production of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, while the other parcel is situated at the foot hills around the city of Cortona.
LE MORTELLE Maremma
Mortella is a wild blackberry found on the Tuscan Coast. The estate includes 160 ha of vineyards which are farmed in traditional eco substainable methods.
PIAN DELLE VIGNE Montalcino
6 km south of Montalcino, the Tenuta takes its name from a 19th century railway station on the property which is still in use today. The Brunello combines typical structure and considerable body with unusual harmony, balance and elegance.
TENUTA GUADO AL TASSO Bolgheri
300 ha of vineyards are located at the centre of the so called ‘Bolgheri amphitheatre’ – gentle hills surrounding a magnificent plain, rolling down to the sea. The amphitheatre has a micro climate with unique features reflected in the great wines produced in this terroir. Guado al Tasso is the prestigious flagship wine of this estate and fully expresses this unique terroir in all its structure, elegance and complexity.
CASTELLO DELLA SALA Umbria
Tuscany is famous for its red wines so when Marchese Niccolò Antinori, father of Piero, the current chairman of the company, decided to make a great white wine, he looked to Umbria and bought the Castello della Sale property, intrigued by the potential of the land and the beautiful medieval castle. 160 ha of vineyards on particularly complex land at altitudes between 164 & 650 ft above sea level – a highly desirable area for the production of great white wines.
New World wines from the Old World: first settled by the Greeks in the 8th c BC, over the centuries Puglia has been colonised by Romans, Turks, Slavs, Normans & Spaniards. Evidence of this long history is seen in the region’s ancient coastal towers overlooking the Adriatic Sea – hence the name, Tormaresca. Acquired by Antinori in1998 as the Puglian gem of their collection. The philosophy is to produce great wines from indigenous varietals that date back to the Magna Grecia, when all Southern Italy was known as Enotria – the land of wine. Tormaresca leads Puglia’s modern renaissance by combining classic winemaking with the latest viticulture techniques to create exceptional wines.