MARCHESI ANTINORI, 'TIGNANELLO'
TUSCANY, ITALY 2018
In his memoir, Tignanello 1971, A Tuscan Story, proprietor Piero Antinori proclaims that "great wine is the sum of a grapevine and an idea." At the age of 28, Piero took over his family’s wine company and soon proceeded to “rewrite all the rules for vino Italiano,” culminating in the creation of one of Italy’s—and the world’s—most iconic wines; Wine Advocate’s Monica Larner puts it concisely: “the point cannot be exaggerated: Tignanello ushered Italy into the world of modern winemaking. It was nothing short of revolutionary.” The first vintage of Tignanello was released in 1974, and after more than 40 years, the Antinori revolution has only picked up momentum. The critics are positively smitten with the recently released 2018 vintage, and we are thrilled to be offering this collector favorite to our Concierge customers before it hits shelves!
The Antinori family can trace their winemaking history back to the 14th century, but the new-wave of their modern fame really began in the late 1960s. Young Piero Antinori took over the family business and brought with him an entirely new, fresh perspective that would change Tuscan winemaking forever. The Tenuta Tignanello estate is located in the heart of Chianti Classico and vineyards make up around 300 acres of the property—which include its two most prized hillside sites (and the source of the famous and eponymous wines), Tignanello and Solaia. While today many wines proudly wear a “Super Tuscan” badge, ignoring traditional norms and declassifying your wines was still far from ordinary when Piero decided to go against the status quo. Tignanello was the first Sangiovese to be aged in barrique, and was among the first to forgo white grapes as well as to blend with non-indigenous varieties (Cabernet Sauvignon and Franc). The 2018 has amazing purity of fruit: cherry liqueur, blood orange, and spice bound from the glass, while the mouthwatering acidity keeps the palate in beautiful focus. This wine is already drinking beautifully, but will certainly continue to mature for decades to come. Don’t miss your opportunity to collect the newest release at a special Concierge price, available for one week only!
*Offer NOT valid in-store. This offer is made pre-arrival, with wines estimated to be delivered to your preferred store in Fall 2021. All sale prices are the lowest available at Total Wine & More and ONLY valid through Concierge Sales. No further discounts or coupons may be applied. Offer not valid in NY, TN, or WI. This offer is for ONE WEEK, or until sold out, and will expire on Wednesday, May 26, 2021.