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Antinori Peppoli Chianti Classico 2015

External Review by We Speak Wine:

Vintage: • The 2015 vintage was typical of the Chianti Classico production zone. Winter was cold and relatively dry, while spring was a bit rainy with normal temperatures. • The summer was marked by warm, sunny weather. The temperature swings between warm days and cool nights created good conditions for vine growth and development. • Harvest began during the second half of September with the picking of Merlot and Syrah. The Sangiovese harvest began on September 25. Vinification • After the grapes were picked, the three varieties were fermented separately in stainless steel vats to preserve unique aromatic and flavor profiles. • Sangiovese was fermented with 10 days of skin contact, while Merlot and Syrah were given a bit longer period on their skins in order to create soft tannins and extract their fruity aromas. • After malolactic fermentation, the Sangiovese, Merlot and Syrah were blended and placed into large Slavonian oak casks. • After nine months of aging in oak, the wine was bottled and aged before release. Tasting Notes: Ruby red in color with purple highlights, the 2015 Peppoli shows aromas of cherries, red currants and violets. On the palate, the wine exhibits beautiful balance with well-integrated notes of smoke and polished tannins. Blend: 90% Sangiovese 10% Merlot and Syrah Alcohol: 13.5%

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Villa Antinori:
Villa Antinori is a prominent wine estate in Tuscany, Italy. Wine has been produced by the Antinori family since they came to Florence in the 14th century. The family estate, Palazzo Antinori, was purchased in Tuscany in 1506, and later that century, banker and merchant Alessandro Antinori began to produce the wines made there commercially. Generations later, in 1928, Marquis Niccolò ... Read more
Villa Antinori is a prominent wine estate in Tuscany, Italy. Wine has been produced by the Antinori family since they came to Florence in the 14th century. The family estate, Palazzo Antinori, was purchased in Tuscany in 1506, and later that century, banker and merchant Alessandro Antinori began to produce the wines made there commercially. Generations later, in 1928, Marquis Niccolò Antinori officially created the Villa Antinori brand, with the intention of producing an elegant Chianti fit for longevity. The wine was soon found in the cellars and on the tables of of some of the most prestigious houses, restaurants and hotels. In 1931, Villa Antinori began producing a white wine from Trebbiano, and in the 1980s, Chardonnay was added to the blend for elegance. In 2001, the estate added the production of Super Tuscans to their growing portfolio. In addition to table wines, Villa Antinori also produces sparkling wines, grappa and olive oil.  Read less

External Reviews for Antinori Peppoli Chianti Classico

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
11/13/2017

Vintage: • The 2015 vintage was typical of the Chianti Classico production zone. Winter was cold and relatively dry, while spring was a bit rainy with normal temperatures. • The summer was marked by warm, sunny weather. The temperature swings between warm days and cool nights created good conditions for vine growth and development. • Harvest began during the second half of September with the picking of Merlot and Syrah. The Sangiovese harvest began on September 25. Vinification • After the grapes were picked, the three varieties were fermented separately in stainless steel vats to preserve unique aromatic and flavor profiles. • Sangiovese was fermented with 10 days of skin contact, while Merlot and Syrah were given a bit longer period on their skins in order to create soft tannins and extract their fruity aromas. • After malolactic fermentation, the Sangiovese, Merlot and Syrah were blended and placed into large Slavonian oak casks. • After nine months of aging in oak, the wine was bottled and aged before release. Tasting Notes: Ruby red in color with purple highlights, the 2015 Peppoli shows aromas of cherries, red currants and violets. On the palate, the wine exhibits beautiful balance with well-integrated notes of smoke and polished tannins. Blend: 90% Sangiovese 10% Merlot and Syrah Alcohol: 13.5%




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