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Tignanello is the “Super Tuscan” label produced by celebrated Italian wine producer Antinori. The Antinori family has produced wine in Tuscany for well over 600 years, since Giovanni di Piero Antinori joined the Arte Fiorentina dei Vinattieri in 1385. The winery has managed to stay in the family over the centuries, now under the direction of Marchese Piero Antinori, with help from his daughters Albiera, Allegra and Alessia. 
Tignanello has been produced since the early 1970s in the vineyard of the same name, and is credited with being among the very first Super Tuscans. It is a blend of primarily Sangiovese with smaller percentages of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. This makes it closer to a traditional Tuscan wine, the inverse of most Super Tuscans which balance more heavily on the Bordeaux grapes. It was one of the first wines in the region to be aged in small oak barrels to impart richer flavors. 
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  • Isn't this the guy who does Tignanello?  I know he's not the winemaker, but same Antinori? Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines

  • The term Super Tuscan was born a controversy some 40 years ago. The controversy ... ... Antinori made his first Tignanello, a single vineyard wine from the heart of Chianti Classico area. Because his choice of grapes did not meet the Chianti DOC requirements, he labelled the bottling as ‘red table wine’ (Vino da Tavola) instead. This wine is c... Read More

    From the article The True Genesis of Super Tuscan Wine

  • Mark - barrels are a whole subject unto themselves. The go-to guy for info ... ... ... he brought them in for Tignanello and other producers followed suit. In the US, they looked to Bordeaux in the 1960s and 1970s when the US wine industry was gearing up, so they adopted the bottles and barrels of that region.But you can also have big huge ta... Read More

    Forum post in the topic All about Oak

  • 'Super Tuscan' is a loose term used to denote wines that were purposely ... Bordeaux blends (Sassicaia, Tignanello and so forth). A lot of them now use more Sangiovese in various non-spec ways, with an increasingly wide range of blends. The only use of 'Tuscan' (by itself) with which I'm familiar is a generic description of wines from that prov... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines

  • They announced that WW left a few days ago. He's supposed to do social media and create a community. I'm not saying that there's a comparison between Snooth and Wine.com, just that his role is supposed to be kind of like Greg's. But he's a different breed of cat. I don't know him but I know Greg and Greg has opinions on wine but he'll also recog... Read More

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  • "WW" left? Whenever I saw his name on a shelf talker I immediately moved my gaze to another bottle.  Talk about a conflict of interest!  Let's see, Wine.com also sells wine... Snooth lets users click over to retailers.  I think the model is different, and I think GdP keeps a community engaged--us, but more so the people who want to read but not ... Read More

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  • I'm not sure Tignanello or even Solaia have ever  been great wines (in Angelo Gaja's words a great wine is one that startles). While in the  70'/80's they were somewhat unique because of their blends they've never  in my mind been great. In my house I'd much rather drink the  old Villa Antinori Chianti Classico Reserva than these supposed Super-... Read More

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  • Haha..I'll give em a rest!  The worst part is they can't come to Victoria.  So they are going to my in-laws in Seattle and I'll get them next time we're there or they come here (which is often enough).  I just have to give them careful instructions on where to put them!!! Read More

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  • Hopefully you let the tired traveller wait for at least a couple weeks before popping its top, DV...  ;-) Read More

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  • Fox, you're right about the price if we're talking retail.  I have ... of spending $100 on a new Tignanello, I could buy something like those I mentioned.  Unfortunately, there's a few people sniping the Monte Bello, regardless of vintage!  If items get bid up anywhere near what I would pay here, then it's no use...but I like the possibility of... Read More

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