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Antinori Passignano Riserva 2001

Winemaker's Notes:

Estate grown - Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva 2001 90% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and other complementary red varieties The beginning of spring saw a good amount of rain and slightly higher temperatures than the seasonal average, which favoured a slight anticipation of the budding phase. In the following period, average temperatures and rainfall led to excellent flowering and vegetative cycle. Rains at the beginning of summer maintained a good plant growth equilibrium which lasted throughout the month of August. Notwithstanding the high day temperatures, nights were cool and assured the full ripening of all grape varieties. As a result, the ripening of the grapes proceeded optimally, guaranteeing the presumption of an excellent harvest. A very careful selection of the grapes from the three estates in Chianti Classico, Santa Cristina, Badia a Passignano, Pèppoli, was made at harvest time, which began at the second mid September. The grapes were destemmed and gently crushed; maceration took place partly in 50 hectoliter wooden open fermentors (with periodic cap submersion for better extraction of color, complexity, and tannins), and partly in stainless steel tanks, for a period of 15 days (temperatures were kept below 30°C), during which time the wine also completed its alcoholic fermentation. The wine was then transferred into new, one-years-old and two-year old 225 liter French oak barrels (Alliers & Troncais), where it completed its malolactic fermentation by the end of the year. The wines were then racked, and after careful blending of the different estate lots (master blend) and the different grape varieties, the blended wine was returned to the barriques, where it aged another 14 months, was bottled, and remained for a further 12 months in the bottle prior to release. Alcohol : 13,5% Vol. Marchese Antinori is produced, exclusively from the finest, most highly selected grapes grown on the Antinori Santa Cristina, Pèppoli and Badia a Passignano estates in the Mercatale Val di Pesa zone in Chianti Classico. Deep ruby red with light garnet hues, it has pronounced cherry and violet fruit with tobacco nuances on the nose. It is a full-bodied and rounded red wine of remarkable depth, structure and lenght

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 Passignano Riserva

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Snooth User: 97mjr
339902,159
4.00 5
03/04/2009

Red fruit, raspberry, tar, fine well integrated tannins. Lighter than I expected; preferred the Montevetrano. Not overwhelming for the price, but very enjoyable. Drinking now.


Snooth User: 97mjr
339902,159
0.00 5
03/04/2009

[PWJGT] much fuller and richer than my previous experience. Dark fruit smoke, structure. ***


Snooth User: Daniel Petroski
30091696
3.00 5
03/27/2009

Shocked by the overall Bretty-ness to this wine. Wasn't expecting that at all. However, after much swirling, aerating and sniffing, I was able to find a core of dark red and black fruit. With a positive midpalate of dried herbs and a leathery tannin finish with bitter cherry components.


0.00 5
07/22/2008

Deep, almost black intense Ruby red color. The nose is a real treat, full and powerful aromas of blackcurrent, plums and cassis with the cabernet adding the slightest hint of herbs as the wine sits in the glass. The taste is classic sangiovese with the cab coming through on the finish. Long, long silky finish, the tannins are balanced. A very well constructed wine. (SN - 11/07)


Snooth User: mattcoats
3097758
4.50 5
10/27/2007

This is a bold wine with deep rich flavors and silky tannins. Allowed to decant for more than 30 minutes the depth of flavor increases significantly and provides a true window on the concept behind super-tuscan.


Snooth User: WineKakis
340299
4.00 5
11/06/2007

Antinori - 2001 Tignanello Toscana IGT Release US$ 75.00. Now around US$ 103.00. 15 months before release. An impressive 27,500 cases made. Tasted on 16.08.2007. Bottled decanted for 3.5 hours. A blend of 85% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 5% Merlot. 13.5%. An expressive and impounding nose of cassis, olives, sweet oak. Full-bodied with superb ripe tannins, yet showing a shallow class with luscious cedar and leather (after 2 hours) with a good after-taste. Best appreciated from 2008 to 2016. A friend of mine TN as follow: A great nose of focused blackcurrant fruit and cassis, blended with sweet herbs. Superlative mouthfeel with wonderful roundness, depth and power. Excellent structure, impeccably balanced. Long. Additional notes of leather as the wine opens in the glass. Lovely stuff. For more of our reviews and wine-related discussions, please visit www.winekakis.com.


Snooth User: AlfaGTV
110659147
4.00 5
02/05/2011

Full nose, dark fruit flavor and scent, lovely, long finish.


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External Reviews for Antinori Passignano Riserva

External Review
06/20/2014

In 2001 Tignanello captures a super-concentrated and dense expression of fruit that has been achieved with some loss of aromatic complexity and overall finesse. This is a super-ripe style with tons of dark fruit smoke and toasted oak in a heavily extracted style that veers on excess. There is remarkable power here but not the level of balance that is typical of the very finest vintages. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2016. Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.


External Review
10/06/2009

Winemaker's notes: Badia a Passignano Riserva is produced exclusively from the most highly selected Sangiovese grapes grown on the estate of the same name. Its goal is to reflect the unique relationship between a single variety and its perfect terroir home. This site has been inhabited for 2 millennia and has been renowned for its wine production for over 1000 years.


External Review
10/13/2010

Sattes Kirschrot, sehr tiefgründig seine Nase, Dörrobst, Edelhölzer, dezente Cassisfrucht. Im Gaumen filigran strukturiert mit samtigen, edlen Tanninen. Wirkt schön harmonisch und unaufdringlich. Ein echter Charakterwein, geprägt von Eleganz und Stil.


External Review
06/20/2014

One of Italy s most recognized labels this blockbuster 85-10-5% Sangiovese-Cabernet Sauvignon-Cabernet Franc blend evolves slowly and seductively under your nose to reveal blackberry black cherry graphite notes well-integrated vanilla. The mouthfeel is lush and concentrated with silky smooth tannins and a long finish that revisits those gorgeous tobacco berry and dusty notes. Wine Enthusiast.


External Review
10/06/2009

92RP no further case discount


External Review
06/06/2011

Intensity from an optimal vintage. Aromas of incense, cloves and blackberries with fresh, youthful plum jam aromas and flavors. Generous texture, velvety tannins and and a long persistent finish of cocoa dusted blackberries. plum jam in the finish. Still in its young stage, decant for consumption now or cellar for 10+ years.


External Review
04/29/2009

One of Italy's most recognized labels, this blockbuster 85-10-5% Sangiovese-Cabernet Sauvignon-Cabernet Franc blend evolves slowly and seductively under your nose to reveal blackberry, black cherry, graphite notes, well-integrated vanilla. The mouthf... Wine Enthusiast. A Proprietary Blend wine from Tuscany in Italy. 2001 Antinori, P Tignanello IGT 750ml


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Estate grown - Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva 2001 90% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and other complementary red varieties The beginning of spring saw a good amount of rain and slightly higher temperatures than the seasonal average, which favoured a slight anticipation of the budding phase. In the following period, average temperatures and rainfall led to excellent flowering and vegetative cycle. Rains at the beginning of summer maintained a good plant growth equilibrium which lasted throughout the month of August. Notwithstanding the high day temperatures, nights were cool and assured the full ripening of all grape varieties. As a result, the ripening of the grapes proceeded optimally, guaranteeing the presumption of an excellent harvest. A very careful selection of the grapes from the three estates in Chianti Classico, Santa Cristina, Badia a Passignano, Pèppoli, was made at harvest time, which began at the second mid September. The grapes were destemmed and gently crushed; maceration took place partly in 50 hectoliter wooden open fermentors (with periodic cap submersion for better extraction of color, complexity, and tannins), and partly in stainless steel tanks, for a period of 15 days (temperatures were kept below 30°C), during which time the wine also completed its alcoholic fermentation. The wine was then transferred into new, one-years-old and two-year old 225 liter French oak barrels (Alliers & Troncais), where it completed its malolactic fermentation by the end of the year. The wines were then racked, and after careful blending of the different estate lots (master blend) and the different grape varieties, the blended wine was returned to the barriques, where it aged another 14 months, was bottled, and remained for a further 12 months in the bottle prior to release. Alcohol : 13,5% Vol. Marchese Antinori is produced, exclusively from the finest, most highly selected grapes grown on the Antinori Santa Cristina, Pèppoli and Badia a Passignano estates in the Mercatale Val di Pesa zone in Chianti Classico. Deep ruby red with light garnet hues, it has pronounced cherry and violet fruit with tobacco nuances on the nose. It is a full-bodied and rounded red wine of remarkable depth, structure and lenght

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