Villa Antinori 2019 Toscana Rosso IGT

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Antinori is a world-famous producer of Tuscan wines, their history going back literally centuries. The Villa Antinori is the estate where the Chianti Classico wines have been produced for many years. This wine is a natural progression from their Chianti Classico. As the Antinori’s recognized how non-native grapes like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Petit Verdot added to Sangiovese raised the level of quality of their wine they started blending more and more and finally could no longer use the DOC designation and so it became a Super Tuscan IGT. But the quality they have reached is exceptional, especially as they’ve experimented more with aging in small oak barrels.This wine received extended maceration and 12 months of aging in French, Hungarian and American oak. In 2019 grape harvest took place ten days later than 2018. Merlot was first picked at the end of September, followed by Syrah and completed by mid-October with Sangiovese, Petit Verdot and Cabernet. This year’s harve…

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