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“Our 600 years long history has never represented a safe bet for us, nor an obstacle to embrace innovation. Tradition is not our destiny “


Antinori is one of the most renowned and influential names in all of Italian wine. Although its roots date back to the 14th century, the Tuscan wine family first rose to fame with the creation of their flagship cuvée, Tignanello, back in 1971. At the time, blending Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese was simply unheard of, as was aging in French barriques over larger oak vessels – with this breakthrough wine, Antinori did both. In doing so, the estate sparked a revolution all across Italy, and also pioneered the path for Super Tuscan wines as we know them today. 


Following Tignanello, Antinori gave birth to Solaia in 1978, a Cabernet-led blend that also made waves across the industry, though the family’s viticultural ventures were just beginning. Over time, the family invested in wine-growing areas that are particularly suited to the production of high quality wines from Bolgheri to Montepulciano, from Maremma to Montalcino, from the Umbria region to Apulia and Piedmont and throughout Chianti Classico, the territory of choice of the Antinori family. Here, centuries ago, the family began its winemaking tradition and this is the place where the Antinori nel Chianti Classico winery stands today.


Today, Tignanello is produced from a 57-hectare vineyard and is bottled under the IGT Toscana appellation. It is created from 85% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 5% Cabernet Franc. Solaia, on the other hand, comes from a 20-hectare vineyard adjacent to the Tignanello one. This bold and ageworthy wine is crafted with about 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Sangiovese, and 5% Cabernet Franc. Both of these wines were undeniable game changers in the history of Antinori and Tuscan red wine at large, and although they remain some of the most sought-after red wine bottlings on the market today, Antinori’s selection is continuously one to be discovered.