Antinori Villa Antinori 2006

External Review by Premium Wine & Spirits:

Light in body, yet with the elegantly structure to last for years, this firm wine offers up woodland mushroom, rose and green pepper scents. Cellar a case, then break out a bottle for salume to check on its evolution.

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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
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External Reviews for Antinori Villa Antinori

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Light in body, yet with the elegantly structure to last for years, this firm wine offers up woodland mushroom, rose and green pepper scents. Cellar a case, then break out a bottle for salume to check on its evolution.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Complex aromas of blackberry and mushroom, with hints of grilled meat. Full-bodied, with soft, velvety tannins and juicy, rich fruit. Harmonious and long in the mouth. Delicious already. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah. Best after 2010.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

The 2006 Rosso Villa Antinori is predominantly Sangiovese with a dollop of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah. Soft and seamless through to the finish, the Rosso delivers plenty of dark red fruit, spices, leather, licorice and herbs in an attractive, mid-weight style. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2013.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

This wine is at a precocious age, with youthful cherry fruit flavors showing their first hint of violet and vanilla-tinged maturity, and tannins that smooth wonderfully after an hour of breathing. But pair it with Italian sausage and the fruit canrsquo;t restrain itself.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

The 1997 Villa Antinori reveals the vintagersquo;s super-ripeness as well as abundant quantities of black currant fruit mixed with cherry liqueur, tobacco, saddle leather, and spice aromas. It is sweet, because of high glycerin and low acidity, dark ruby-colored, beautifully made, plump, lush Chianti.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

The 2006 Rosso Villa Antinori is predominantly Sangiovese with a dollop of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah. Soft and seamless through to the finish, the Rosso delivers plenty of dark red fruit, spices, leather, licorice and herbs in an attractive, mid-weight style. Anticipated maturity: 2010ndash;2013.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

A surprisingly good show for a soggy vintage, this is ripe, bordering on stewy, with rich notes of prune, blueberry, mushroom and forest floor. The tannins are hard but therersquo;s plenty of toast and spice on the finish of this 60-20-15-5 percent Sangiovese-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Syrah blend.


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