2000 Antinori Tignanello 6 ltr.
Intensely fruity and complex on the nose,with hints of wood full-bodied, rich and complex in the mouth with exceptional structure a and a lengthy finish.
The favorable weather patterns at the beginning of spring favored an early budding of about one week for the various varieties. All through the spring we had excellent weather, warm temperatures and the right amount of rain, resulting in excellent flowering and the relative vegetal cycle. This optimal vegetative balance of the vines ended in full ripening between the end of July and the beginning of August, about 7 to 10 days earlier than usual. The excessive heat wave around mid August, lasting only a week, did not slow down maturation, and the first grapes gathered showed immediate promise of an excellent vintage. Due to the early ripening of the grapes, we began our “green harvest” just after mid-August, selecting and thinning to eliminate any excessive production. In conclusion, the early harvest coupled with a rainless period of picking allowed us to bring in excellent mature grapes.
Cinque Grappoli: ASSOCIAZIONE ITALIANA SOMMELIER Oct. 2003
Tre Bicchieri: GAMBERO ROSSO – Nov 2003 “Vini d’Italia 2004” guide
Best Italian Wines 2004: LUCA MARONI – Nov.2003 “Best Italian Wines 2004” guide
The wine News: Apr/May 2004 Score: 92/100
Size: 6 ltr
Country: Italy Toscana IGT
Grape: 80% Sangiovese, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc
Lagering: Oak barrels
Temperature: 18 ° C
Drunk and can be stored for another 25-30+ years after the harvest year.
Wine & Food Delicious after dinner or with red meat, game, quail and ripe cheeses.
Taste: Intensely fruity and complex.