Antinori Villa Antinori Bianco Vino di Toscana IGT 2008

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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 Villa Antinori Bianco come from selected vineyards in central Tuscany, including the Monteloro estate, which is particularly well suited to aromatic varieties. The harvest began with Pinot Grigio and Pinot Bianco, and the Trebbiano was picked about a month later. This delightful white blend is intense, floral and aromatic with notes of yellow rose. It has a medium-bodied and fresh palate and a nicely lingering finish.

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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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03/13/2010

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Antinori Villa Antinori Bianco Vino di Toscana IGT

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Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
04/21/2010

Strohgelbe Farbe. Frisch und spritzig in der Nase. Aromen von Birnenblüten, Akazienhonig und etwas Grapefruit. Im Mund recht voll, rassig, feinfruchtig und zum Schluss schön trocken. Unkompliziert und passend für jede Gelegenheit.


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Source: ONLINEWEINKELLER.de
02/07/2010

Antinori Villa Antinori Bianco Toscana IGT 2008: Diese heute weltweit bekannte weiße Cuvée beeindruckt durch einen besonders blumigen Duft und frischen harmonischen Geschmack. Ein passender Begleiter zu Fisch, hellem Fleisch und Geflügel.Weingut: AntinoriRegion: ToskanaRebsorte: 70% Trebbiano & Malvasia, 30% Pinot Bianco & Pinot GrigioInhalt: 0,75 lAlkoholgehalt: 12 Vol.%Säuregehalt: 6 g/lRestsüße: 3 g/lLagerfähigkeit: 1 bis 2 JahreEmpfohlene Serviertemperatur: 8 bis 12°C Suche nach Rebsorten > Weiße Rebsorten > Pinot Grigio



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 Villa Antinori Bianco come from selected vineyards in central Tuscany, including the Monteloro estate, which is particularly well suited to aromatic varieties. The harvest began with Pinot Grigio and Pinot Bianco, and the Trebbiano was picked about a month later. This delightful white blend is intense, floral and aromatic with notes of yellow rose. It has a medium-bodied and fresh palate and a nicely lingering finish.

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