Piero Antinori

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Piero Antinori: The Importance

As Robert Parker writes, “Piero Antinori has been one of the leading forces in Italian wine for decades”, and this estate shows no sign of slowing down in their constant drive to create outstanding wine which combines tradition and innovation.

 

The impact that this estate has had on the wine world is clear, and in 2008, Piero Antinori received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Wine Enthusiast for “bringing Italy to the forefront of world enology in terms of innovation, quality and recognition.”

 

Piero Antinori: The Insight

Tignanello, which first appeared in 1971, started a revolution in winemaking in Tuscany. It was the very first super Tuscan, including international grape varieties into their Sangiovese wine, which showed the incredible potential of Cabernet in Tuscany, and aged their wine in small French oak barriques. Although this caused great controversy at the time, it is a trend that many winemakers have followed, including Luce della Vite. It is a blend of 80% Sangiovese, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc. The estate also produces Solaia, which is made with the grapes from the sunniest plot in the vineyard, producing a rich, deep, age worthy wine which is predominantly made up of Cabernet Sauvignon. Both these wines are always highly rated by critics, with few vintages receiving fewer than 90 points from critics such as Robert Parker and Antonio Galloni.

 

Of the 98 point 2010 Solaia, Antonio Galloni writes that “it is obvious why the 2010 is the greatest Solaia ever made. The 2010 has it all; expressive aromatics, wonderfully nuanced fruit and tons of supporting structure. The 2010 has been magnificent since I started tasting the component wines in 2011. Now that it is in bottle, it is every bit as stunning as I had hoped. Readers will not want to miss this towering masterpiece from the Antinori family. In time, the 2010 will be recognized as one of the all-time legendary Solaias. Actually, it already is.

 

Antinori’s experimentation with international grape varieties extended to white wine as well. In 1941, Piero’s father Niccolo Antinori purchases the estate of Castello della Sala which no produces a signature white blend of Chardonnay and Grechetto, Cervaro della Salla.

 

Of the 94+ point Cervaro della Sala from 2011, Monica Larner writes “the 2011 Cervaro della Sala is an outstanding expression that will benefit from many more years of careful aging. The blend of Chardonnay and Grechetto opens to golden rays of luminous brilliance that glimmer through the glass. The bouquet is beautifully shaped by toasted almond, vanilla, clove, orange zest, stone fruit and honey. Mineral notes add dimension to what is otherwise a super-rich and balanced mouthfeel. The 2011 vintage shows unique energy and intensity.”

 

Antinori owns many wineries in Italy, including Pian Delle Vigne in Brunello di Montalcino and Guado al Tasso in Bolgheri, which produces, amongst others, a signature Bordeaux blend wine.

 

Of the 96+ point 2001 Guado al Tasso, Monica Larner writes that “this wine is seductive, supple and soft thanks to its dark cherry, ripe fruit, exotic spice, cassis, grilled herb, crushed mineral and sweet chewing tobacco… There's nothing to not like here. The quality of fruit is forceful but pristine, and the mouthfeel is nicely layered and long in length. This is an impressive wine and if you have bottles in your cellar, you can count on it to award great pleasure and overall satisfaction.”

 

Antinori has also expanded its international reach through several joint ventures, including Antica in Napa Valley, Col Solare in Washington State and Haras de Pirque in Chile’s Maipo Valley.

 

Piero Antinori: The Background

The company of Marchesi Antinori can be traced all the way back to 1385, when Giovanni di Piero Antinori became a member of the ‘Arte Fiorentina’, the Winemakers’ Guild in Florence. Antinori are one of the biggest wine companies in Italy as well as being the 10th oldest family-owned company in the world. The estate has continued in the hands of this family for 26 generations, with respect for tradition combined with innovation being at the forefront, and which has led them to become leaders in Italian winemaking. As Piero has said: “ancient roots play an important role in our work,but have never been a limit to our innovative spirit”. They are a member of the Primum Familiae Vini (First/Best Families in Wine) which currently has 11 members, including Mouton Rothschild, Joseph Drouhin, Vega Sicilia and Pol Roger.

 

The company is now run by Piero’s daughter Albiera, alongside her sisters Allegra and Alessia.

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2017 Villa Antinori Bianco Antinori; Piero Central Italy

2017 Villa Antinori Bianco Central Italy

£106.00
£106.00
£12.00

2017 IL Bruciato Antinori; Piero Central Italy

2017 IL Bruciato Central Italy

£171.00
£87.00

2017 Cervaro della Sala Antinori; Piero Central Italy

2017 Cervaro della Sala Central Italy

£469.00
£469.00
£235.00

2016 Villa Antinori Bianco Antinori; Piero Central Italy

2016 Villa Antinori Bianco Central Italy

£135.00
£14.00

2016 Cervaro della Sala Antinori; Piero Central Italy

2016 Cervaro della Sala Central Italy

£505.00
£505.00
£253.00
£45.00

2016 IL Bruciato Antinori; Piero Central Italy

93.0

2016 IL Bruciato Central Italy

93.0
£187.00
£187.00
£95.00

2016 Tignanello Antinori; Piero Central Italy

2016 Tignanello Central Italy

£898.00
£449.00
£898.00

2015 Vermentino Antinori; Piero Central Italy

2015 Vermentino Central Italy

£207.00
£20.00

2015 Tignanello Antinori; Piero Central Italy

2015 Tignanello Central Italy

£850.00
£436.00
£850.00
£425.00
£73.00

2015 Villa Antinori Bianco Antinori; Piero Central Italy

2015 Villa Antinori Bianco Central Italy

£135.00
£14.00

2015 Villa Antinori Rosso Antinori; Piero Central Italy

2015 Villa Antinori Rosso Central Italy

£172.00
£172.00

2015 Guado al Tasso Antinori; Piero Central Italy

97.0

2015 Guado al Tasso Central Italy

97.0
£747.00
£374.00

2015 Chianti Classico Riserva Villa Antinori Antinori; Piero Central Italy

2015 Chianti Classico Riserva Villa Antinori Central Italy

£286.00
£286.00
£27.00

2015 Cervaro della Sala Antinori; Piero Central Italy

95.0

2015 Cervaro della Sala Central Italy

95.0
£421.00
£211.00

2015 Solaia Antinori; Piero Central Italy

100.0

2015 Solaia Central Italy

100.0
£2,644.00
£1,323.00
£222.00

2014 Guado al Tasso Antinori; Piero Central Italy

93.0

2014 Guado al Tasso Central Italy

93.0
£763.00
£763.00
£380.00
£261.00

2014 Solaia Antinori; Piero Central Italy

95.0

2014 Solaia Central Italy

95.0
£1,597.00
£1,597.00
£801.00
£1,597.00
£135.00

2014 Cervaro della Sala Antinori; Piero Central Italy

93.5

2014 Cervaro della Sala Central Italy

93.5
£399.00
£201.00

2014 Tignanello Antinori; Piero Central Italy

93.5

2014 Tignanello Central Italy

93.5
£659.00
NEW
£330.00

2013 Tignanello Antinori; Piero Central Italy

96.5

2013 Tignanello Central Italy

96.5
£791.00
£394.00

2013 Chianti Classico Riserva Villa Antinori Antinori; Piero Central Italy

91.0

2013 Chianti Classico Riserva Villa Antinori Central Italy

91.0
£253.00
£253.00
£24.00

2013 Cervaro della Sala Antinori; Piero Central Italy

2013 Cervaro della Sala Central Italy

£605.00
£303.00
£53.00

2013 Chianti Classico Riserva Tenute Marchese Antinori; Piero Central Italy

2013 Chianti Classico Riserva Tenute Marchese Central Italy

£312.00
£29.00

2013 Solaia Antinori; Piero Central Italy

95.75

2013 Solaia Central Italy

95.75
£1,666.00
£836.00
£141.00

2013 Guado al Tasso Antinori; Piero Central Italy

2013 Guado al Tasso Central Italy

£687.00
£344.00

2013 Sassicaia Antinori; Piero Central Italy

97.0

2013 Sassicaia Central Italy

97.0
£1,610.00
£808.00

2013 Matarocchio Antinori; Piero Central Italy

99.0

2013 Matarocchio Central Italy

99.0
£3,693.00
£1,847.00

2013 Brunello di Montalcino Pian delle Vigne Antinori; Piero Central Italy

92.0

2013 Brunello di Montalcino Pian delle Vigne Central Italy

92.0
£414.00
£208.00

2013 Brunello di Montalcino Antinori; Piero Central Italy

2013 Brunello di Montalcino Central Italy

£598.00
£598.00

2012 Tignanello Antinori; Piero Central Italy

94.5

2012 Tignanello Central Italy

94.5
£727.00
£364.00
Duty Paid £64.00

2012 Brunello di Montalcino Pian delle Vigne Antinori; Piero Central Italy

88.0

2012 Brunello di Montalcino Pian delle Vigne Central Italy

88.0
£665.00
£333.00
£665.00
£113.00

2011 Tignanello Antinori; Piero Central Italy

93.0

2011 Tignanello Central Italy

93.0
£786.00
£786.00
£391.00

2011 Guado al Tasso Antinori; Piero Central Italy

95.0

2011 Guado al Tasso Central Italy

95.0
£679.00
£340.00
£60.00

2011 Matarocchio Antinori; Piero Central Italy

97.0

2011 Matarocchio Central Italy

97.0
£3,854.00
£3,854.00
£1,926.00
£321.00
£642.00
£1,317.00

2011 Solaia Antinori; Piero Central Italy

91.0

2011 Solaia Central Italy

91.0
£1,643.00
£1,643.00
£139.00

2011 Brunello di Montalcino Pian delle Vigne Antinori; Piero Central Italy

89.0

2011 Brunello di Montalcino Pian delle Vigne Central Italy

89.0
£677.00
£339.00

2010 Solaia Antinori; Piero Central Italy

97.5

2010 Solaia Central Italy

97.5
£1,896.00
£1,896.00
£949.00
£160.00

2010 Tignanello Antinori; Piero Central Italy

95.0

2010 Tignanello Central Italy

95.0
£910.00
£455.00

2010 Guado al Tasso Antinori; Piero Central Italy

95.0

2010 Guado al Tasso Central Italy

95.0
£910.00
£455.00
£78.00

2009 Guado al Tasso Antinori; Piero Central Italy

94.0

2009 Guado al Tasso Central Italy

94.0
£826.00
£413.00

2009 Tignanello Antinori; Piero Central Italy

94.0

2009 Tignanello Central Italy

94.0
£900.00
£450.00

2009 Solaia Antinori; Piero Central Italy

96.0

2009 Solaia Central Italy

96.0
£1,755.00
£880.00

2009 Brunello di Montalcino Pian delle Vigne Antinori; Piero Central Italy

90.0

2009 Brunello di Montalcino Pian delle Vigne Central Italy

90.0
£521.00
£261.00
£46.00

2009 Guado al Tasso (Italian Cellar) Antinori; Piero Central Italy

94.0

2009 Guado al Tasso (Italian Cellar) Central Italy

94.0
£946.00
£473.00

2009 Matarocchio Antinori; Piero Central Italy

2009 Matarocchio Central Italy

£2,749.00
£1,375.00

2008 Solaia Antinori; Piero Central Italy

93.0

2008 Solaia Central Italy

93.0
£1,695.00
£143.00

2008 Tignanello Antinori; Piero Central Italy

94.0

2008 Tignanello Central Italy

94.0
£920.00
£460.00
£79.00

2008 Guado al Tasso (Italian Cellar) Antinori; Piero Central Italy

95.0

2008 Guado al Tasso (Italian Cellar) Central Italy

95.0
£1,065.00
£532.00

2008 Cervaro della Sala Antinori; Piero Central Italy

2008 Cervaro della Sala Central Italy

£605.00
£208.00

2007 Solaia Antinori; Piero Central Italy

97.0

2007 Solaia Central Italy

97.0
£2,343.00
NEW
£2,343.00
£1,171.00
£2,401.00
£197.00
Duty Paid £197.00

2007 Guado al Tasso Antinori; Piero Central Italy

94.0

2007 Guado al Tasso Central Italy

94.0
£912.00
NEW
£912.00
£456.00

2007 Tignanello Antinori; Piero Central Italy

95.0

2007 Tignanello Central Italy

95.0
£1,128.00
NEW
£1,128.00
£564.00
NEW
£51.00
NEW
£97.00

2007 Cervaro della Sala Antinori; Piero Central Italy

2007 Cervaro della Sala Central Italy

£533.00
£47.00
£184.00

2006 Solaia Antinori; Piero Central Italy

94.0

2006 Solaia Central Italy

94.0
£2,058.00
£343.00

2006 Tignanello Antinori; Piero Central Italy

92.0

2006 Tignanello Central Italy

92.0
£1,252.00
NEW
£1,252.00

2006 Tignanello (Italian Cellar) Antinori; Piero Central Italy

2006 Tignanello (Italian Cellar) Central Italy

£1,381.00
£689.00

2006 Guado al Tasso (Italian Cellar) Antinori; Piero Central Italy

91.0

2006 Guado al Tasso (Italian Cellar) Central Italy

91.0
£998.00
£499.00
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