Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva Marchese Antinori 2013

$39.99
$35.99

SKU 01139

750ml

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The ancient Antinori family is one of the oldest and most respected wine families in the world. The Antinori clan has lived in Florence since the early 13th century when they moved there from Calenzano, a small town between Florence and Prato. The merchant family was registered with the Guild of Silk Weavers in 1285 and later with the Guild of Bankers, thanks also to the branches that opened in Bruges and Lyons, and the growing network of business in Europe. They were also wine producers and merchants, and it was this business that became prevalent over time: Giovanni di Piero Antinori registered with the Guild of Winemakers in 1385. Production and sales of wine became increasingly important for the family and by the 16th century they were known to various clients outside Italy. The Marchese Antinori Riserva is made of 90% Sangiovese and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon from 100% de-stemmed estate-grown fruit, and is only produced in the best vintages. Pair with fresh pasta dishes in tomato sauces, roasted meats, fine cheeses, olives and breads.

'Antinori seems to do everything well these days, from churning out millions of bottles of supermarket wines all the way to turning out superb versions of their many flagship bottlings. This is another impressive set of new releases with a number of highlights. Over the years oenologist Renzo Cotarella has moved away from the super-late harvests of the late 1990s/early 2000s in favor of picking slightly earlier, a decision that has paid off handsomely, especially over the last few years.' Wine Advocate
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Appellation Chianti Classico
Brand Antinori
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
  • ws93

Wine SpectatorThis rich red evokes concentrated black cherry, black currant, spice, graphite and earth aromas and flavors. The oak is deftly integrated, adding a layer of tannins to the dense structure. Best from 2018 through 2028. 4,200 cases imported.

Bruce Sanderson, October 15, 2016
  • bot92

Bottle ShopLook for aromas of blackberries and cherries with hints of spice and tobacco from the oak aging. On the palate the wine has notes of vanilla, herbs and chocolate, and it is soft and dense yet vibrant and fresh.

  • we91

Wine EnthusiastYou'll find alluring aromas of fragrant blue flower, wild berry, menthol, dried herb and a whiff of exotic spice on this radiant red. The juicy palate shows surprising richness for the vintage, doling out ripe black cherry, crushed raspberry, vanilla and cinnamon alongside polished, fine-grained tannins that leave a firm finish.

Kerin O'Keefe, June 1, 2016