Wine Marchese Antinori, Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva, 2012
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Wine of intense ruby red color with purple highlights.
Taste wine elegant, harmonious, with rounded tannins and a long finish.
The wine has a fruity aroma with notes of cherry, raspberry and red currant, complemented by nuances of licorice and vanilla.
The wine goes well with meat dishes, steaks, grilled meat, cheeses, game.
Autumn 2010 and winter 2011 were characterized by cold and rainy weather in the Chianti region. Soft, dry spring led to early bud break. Until July established cool, is not very favorable weather. From August 10, significantly warmer weather remained so until mid-September. The harvest began on 27 September. Warm days and cool evenings and nights were quite favorable and positive for the final maturation of the crop. And Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon showed a high level of quality and a great potential to create exceptional, true, perfect wine.
The best grapes for Chianti Classico Riserva create harvested by hand in the first days of October. Each variety vinified separately. After desteblirovaniya and soft pressing, was held on the skin maceration in stainless steel tanks for the complete extraction of the phenolic and aromatic potential. Regularly delestazh and pumping pumping. Fermentation on the skins lasted 9-10 days. By the end of the year ended with spontaneous malolactic fermentation in 225-liter French oak barrels, after which the wine is aged for a year in new French and Hungarian oak barrels. Then assemble the wine, bottled and aged another 12 months in cool cellars of the winery.
Antinori family is part of the oldest wine honorable Association of Families (Primum Familiae Vini) and is engaged in winemaking for over 600 years. Its history dates back to the company Antinori in 1385 and today it operates a representative of the 26th generation of the family - the Marquis Piero Antinori. Largely thanks to his talent and winemaker relentless pursuit of excellence, Italian wines are among the best examples of world winemaking, and the name Antinori became a symbol of innovation and quality. Today, the company owns several Antinori wine houses in various regions of Italy, as well as vineyards in Chile, California and Hungary. The company tries to keep the originality of wines specific to each area, and their main characteristics are quality and Italian elegance. Many wine Antinori through an innovative approach and a virtuoso tea blends literally revolutionized the wine on the market, and not inferior in its properties to the best examples of Bordeaux, although it compares favorably to the past for its value. The world-renowned wine expert Robert Parker said: "Antinori, no doubt, the greatest name in Italian winemaking. During the Antinori wine tasting takes place the main thing - instilled understanding of quality wines."