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Antinori Chianti Classico Peppoli 2006

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The Antinori family have been producing wine in Tuscany for six centuries, and exporting it for four. The purchase of the Tignanello estate in 1900 marked the beginning of a remarkable period of expansion which shows no signs of abating. Through judicious acquisition of vineyards and an uncanny knack for developing iconic wines, Antinori has become Tuscany’s - arguably Italy’s - pre-eminent wine producer, with an important presence in Piedmont, Lombardy, Umbria and Puglia as well as their Tuscan heartland. Grapes for this wine were carefully selected from the Pèppoli estate in Chianti Classico. The vineyards are planted in a valley on mineral-rich soil, ideal for the cultivation of Sangiovese. 2006 was a very favourable year weather-wise with good production levels in terms of both quantity and quality. The resulting wine has intense red fruit aromas, especially of redcurrants and raspberries. These are offset by delicate notes of vanilla and coffee. It is pleasantly lingering with a soft, smooth mouthfeel.

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Marchesi Antinori:
The Antinori family has been making wine for over six hundred years, since Giovanni di Piero Antinori became part of the Arte Fiorentina dei Vinattieri in 1385. Throughout its long history, spanning 26 generations, the family has always personally managed the business making innovative, sometimes courageous choices, always with unwavering respect for tradition and the land. Today Marchese Pi... Read more
The Antinori family has been making wine for over six hundred years, since Giovanni di Piero Antinori became part of the Arte Fiorentina dei Vinattieri in 1385. Throughout its long history, spanning 26 generations, the family has always personally managed the business making innovative, sometimes courageous choices, always with unwavering respect for tradition and the land. Today Marchese Piero Antinori is director of the company, assisted by his three daughters, Albiera, Allegra and Alessia, who are personally involved in the business. The qualities of tradition, passion and instinct have made Antinori one of the leading Italian producers of fine quality wines. Every vintage, every terroir, every idea is a new beginning, a new quest to raise our quality margins. As Marchese Piero loves to repeat: “ancient roots play an important role in our philosophy, but they have never held back our spirit of innovation”. As well as the family's traditional heritage of estates in Tuscany and Umbria, investments have been made over time in other areas highly suited to quality wine production, in Italy and abroad, in a quest to promote new terroirs, rich in winegrowing potential. Antinori continually experiment with their vineyards and cellars, with selections of native and international clones, growing methods, vineyard altitudes, fermentation methods and temperatures, traditional and modern vinification techniques, types of wood, size and age of barrels, and various bottle-ageing periods. Piero Antinori says: “We have shown over the years that it is possible to produce internationally-acclaimed fine stylish, elegant wines in Tuscany and Umbria while maintaining their original character”. Looking to the future, Antinori explains: “There are many books in our library but they are never enough for us. Our mission is not yet complete: we are driven to express the vast potential of our vineyards and reconcile all that is new and undiscovered with Tuscany's traditional, cultural, agricultural, artistic and literary heritage. These things represent the identity of Antinori, and one of our greatest strengths is that we are in Tuscany – our essential ‘Tuscan-ness', if you will”. Read less

Member Reviews for Antinori Chianti Classico Peppoli

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4.50 5
03/05/2011

Light nose, predominantly cherry focussed. Medium body with great support from the tannins and acidity, and powerful but not overpowering fruit. A great expression of the sanviogese grape, especially grown under the Tuscan sun. Lovely.

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Snooth User: zufrieden
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4.00 5
12/04/2009

I just tasted this wine on the recommendation of some local wine journalists. I would say that, contrary to one of the reviews, this is a very well balanced, typically vinous, medicinal, and meaty specimen. Given the superb vintage, it is just a bit too skinny mid-palate, but one must remember the excellent price! Very Chianti-shire, as the late Sir John Gielgud might say.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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4.00 5
06/27/2010

Wonderfully rich, deep flavors and fuller bodied for a Chianti. Ripe blackberry and raspberry with pronounced floral and mineral notes. Has a meaty character to it. Silky texture and loads of flavor. Nice rounded finish of polished tannins, red and black fruit. - Tasted at Marché Bacchus 6/26/10


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,198
3.50 5
05/29/2010

Very fragrant! Nose of dark chocolate and some cherry. Big and chewy on the palate.


Snooth User: Tom Wandeloski
1098305743
3.50 5
02/06/2013

This 2006 Tuscan Sangiovese Chianti has a deep red hue and a mid to tight rim variation. Bold fruity notes of red currants and raspberries with a slight hint of vanilia and coffee/cocca and mid acidity. The time for this wine is now to 2014. Best served chilled to 56 degrees, double decanted and served with a good Italian sausage and puttanesca sauce over pasta.


Snooth User: robert carney
150108101
2.00 5
09/19/2009

decent fruit and good length but not great value at the price


Snooth User: deadPixel
23287280
0.00 5
08/12/2009

Good Chianti, nice with garlic snails.


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External Reviews for Antinori Chianti Classico Peppoli

External Review
05/18/2011

The 2002 Chianti Classico Peppoli is the only regular Chianti Classico bottling which remains in the Antinori lineup and it is a professional effort in a trying vintage, an attractive expression of brambly berry fruit, tar, and herbs, energetic, continuous and crisp on the finish.


External Review
05/18/2011

This Italian red is very easy going and approachable while young. Supple black fruits and decadent peppery spice play well together in this elegant and fruit filled Chianti. Enjoy alongside tomato based dishes or, if feeling adventurous, try braised rabbit.


External Review
05/18/2011

A perfectly solid, well-made Chianti in every sense. The nose is spicy, with hints of wood smoke, barbecue sauce, cedar and coconut. The palate delivers requisite berry, plum, cherry and tea in a fine wrapping, while the finish is harmonious, with bits of espresso and chocolate.


External Review
01/03/2012

The dark ruby-colored 1998 exhibits a smoky, cherry, earthy, leather-scented nose, excellent fruit purity, and fine elegance as well as focus. It is best drunk over the next 5ndash;6 years.


External Review
05/18/2011

The dark ruby-colored 1998 exhibits a smoky, cherry, earthy, leather-scented nose, excellent fruit purity, and fine elegance as well as focus. It is best drunk over the next 5-6 years.


External Review
05/18/2011

A ripe, fruity red, with black currant, damson and hints of coconut and chocolate. Very powerful, with a silky medium body and a fruity, chocolate-coated finish. Needs time. Best after 2007.


External Review
05/17/2010

Delivers ripe blackberry and raspberry, with pronounced floral and mineral notes. Almost meaty in character. Medium- to full-bodied, with a silky texture and lots of flavor. Finishes long, with an almost exotic twist in the end. Lots to enjoy. Drink now. 50,000 cases made. -JS


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The Antinori family have been producing wine in Tuscany for six centuries, and exporting it for four. The purchase of the Tignanello estate in 1900 marked the beginning of a remarkable period of expansion which shows no signs of abating. Through judicious acquisition of vineyards and an uncanny knack for developing iconic wines, Antinori has become Tuscany’s - arguably Italy’s - pre-eminent wine producer, with an important presence in Piedmont, Lombardy, Umbria and Puglia as well as their Tuscan heartland. Grapes for this wine were carefully selected from the Pèppoli estate in Chianti Classico. The vineyards are planted in a valley on mineral-rich soil, ideal for the cultivation of Sangiovese. 2006 was a very favourable year weather-wise with good production levels in terms of both quantity and quality. The resulting wine has intense red fruit aromas, especially of redcurrants and raspberries. These are offset by delicate notes of vanilla and coffee. It is pleasantly lingering with a soft, smooth mouthfeel.

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