Tignanello 2019 IGT Toscana


Tignanello is produced exclusively from the vineyard of the same name which is located at Tenuta Tignanello on a land of 57 hectares facing south-west, of calcareous origin with tufa elements, at a height between 350 and 400 meters above sea level. It was the first Sangiovese to be aged in barrique, the first modern red wine blended with non-traditional varieties, such as Cabernet, and among the first red wines in Chianti not to use white grapes. Tignanello, originally “Chianti Classico Riserva vigneto Tignanello” was vinified for the first time from a single vineyard with the 1970 vintage, when it contained 20% Canaiolo and 5% Trebbiano and Malvasia, and was aged in small barrels of oak. With the 1971 vintage it became a Tuscan table wine, it was called Tignanello and with the 1975 vintage the white grapes were totally eliminated. Since 1982 the composition has remained unchanged. Tignanello is produced only in the best years; it was not produced in 1972, 1973,1974, 1976, 1984, 1992 and 2002.

Area: Chianti Classico;

Year: 2019;

Blend: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese;

Winemaking and refinement: The climatic trend of the harvest required, as usual, a lot of attention both in the vineyard during the harvesting operations and in the cellar when the grapes arrived, where the sorting and the initial processing were fundamental for achieving an optimal final result. During the fermentation process in truncated conical tanks, the musts were macerated with extreme attention to maintaining the aromas, extracting the color and managing the sweetness and elegance of the tannins. The racking took place only after careful and daily tastings. Once the skins were separated from the wine, malolactic fermentation was started in barriques, to enhance the finesse and complexity of the aromas. The aging process took place in French and Hungarian oak barrels, partly new and partly second-use, for a total period of about 14-16 months; after
a first refinement in separate lots, these were assembled to complete the evolution in wood. The wine, mainly produced with Sangiovese grapes and a small part of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, was aged for a further 12 months in the bottle before being presented on the market;

Color, bouquet and taste: Tignanello 2019 has a ruby ​​red color. The nose is striking for its great complexity: notes of red fruit, strawberry and pomegranate alternate with delicate hints of apricot and peaches in syrup, accompanying elegant nuances of vanilla, dried flowers, chocolate and pleasant spicy sensations of nutmeg; complete the bouquet
notes of coffee, caramel and Mediterranean aromatic herbs. On the palate it is enveloping and graceful, with silky and vibrant tannins that give the wine liveliness, sapidity and gustatory persistence; the aftertaste is characterized by notes of toasted coffee and bitter cocoa;

Gradation: 14% Vol.;

Format: 0,75 l;

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