Antinori nel Chianti Classico
from the love for our landThe winery, inaugurated on October 25th 2012, represents the Antinori family’s love and passion for the Chianti Classico hillsides and reflects the centuries-old bond that the Antinori family has with their ancestral territory
The Antinori family has been dedicated to winemaking for over six hundred years since 1385 when Giovanni di Piero Antinori became a member of the Florentine Winemakers Guild.
Today the company is run by Marchese Piero Antinori and his three daughters Albiera, Allegra and Alessia all involved in first person in the family business. Tradition, passion and intuition are the main keywords that led Marchesi Antinori to establish itself as one of the principal winemakers in Italy.
Throughout its history, twenty-six generations long, the Antinori family has maintained direct control of the company, making innovative and sometimes bold decisions yet always keeping their respect for traditions and the territory intact.
Each year, each plot of land, each idea to be developed is a new beginning, a new study for increasingly higher quality standards. As Marchese Piero loves to say; “Old roots play an important part in our philosophy but they have never hindered our innovative spirit.”
After viewing Cinzia Th. Torrini’s short movie dedicated to the family, “The Antinori: Vintners Since 1385”, visitors enter the cellars, a place where tradition and innovation meet and mingle.
The visit is conceived as a trip through the history of the family and the successive stages of the fermentation and aging of a wine.
The tasting of several of the Antinori wines, naturally, is an essential part of the visit: a white wine produced at the Castello della Sala, the Bramito Umbria IGT (Typical Geographical Indication), and two red wines produced in the cellar, the Peppoli Chianti Classico and the Villa Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva.
After watching the short movie on the Antinori family, Cinzia Th. Torrini's "The Antinori, Vintners Since 1385", you will be able to admire the works of art of the Family's private collection, visit some reserved area of the cellar's production zone and taste three wines which, according to Marchesi Antinori, best represent the Chianti Classico zone.
Bottaia Cru Visit
An experience of the architecture, the flavors, and the emotions which will reveal, at the same time, both the full majesty of the cellar and the intensity of our most representative wines. Cervaro della Sala, Pian delle Vigne Brunello di Montalcino, Badia a Passignano Chianti Classico Gran Selezione, and Tignanello will be tasted in the exclusive and intimate Bottaia room or in the impressive suspended room, a space with a view over the barrel cellar.
The visit will finish in the “Rinuccio 1180” restaurant overlooking over the hills of Chianti, where Cont’Ugo and Guado al Tasso and the dessert wine Muffato della Sala will accompany dishes from the Tuscan tradition re-elaborated in a contemporary vein.
You should plan a visit to the Chianti area once you are in Tuscany and this is one of the most sought after destinations.
Do not miss this important event. We look forward to all the information needed to reach the Cantina Antinori