Sangiovese Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc Chianti Classico Italy
Tenuta Tignanello was already a large estate with ancient buildings and extensive vineyards in 1892 when it was detailed as one of the highest and most picturesque points in Chianti Classico. The property was once owned by a branch of the Medici and it remains one of the most historically significant super Tuscan blends of Cabernet and Sangiovese.
Tignanello is only ever made from the healthiest fruit grown to the finest vintages. Selection of grapes at time of picking is followed by a further scrutiny after arrival in the winery to include only the finest bunches and cleanest berries. Vinifications are carried out at temperatures between 27C and 31C, retaining maximum varietal character and extracting the most supple tannins. Upon completion, parcels are racked and transferred to a selection of small oak barriques for a completely natural malolactic. Components are then assembled and left to mature for twelve months, periodically racked and regularly sampled, barrel by barrel until bottling and a further year of ageing.