Marchesi Antinori

Visitor centre: Opened August 2013. 20km from Florence. New winery designed by Marco Casamonti. Most of the winery lies underground. Barrel cellar with a terracotta structure designed to allow the wines to age under perfect climatic conditions. An iron spine to the building gives the impression the floor is actually suspended above the foundation. Wine museum. Bookshop. Art collection. Wine bar. Guided tours hourly, for a fee. There are also several casual tasting options for those visiting without reservations. Restaurant On the top floor, in Rinuccio 1180. Contact Antinori Chianti Classico | Located at Via Cassia per Siena 133, Bargino, I-50026 San Casciano in Val di Pesa (FI – Florence).

Interests: Atlas Peak (California). | Badia a Passignano in Tavarnelle Val di Pesa (Chianti Classico DOCG). | Castelli di San Sano in Gaiole in Chianti (Chianti Classico DOCG). | Castello della Sala (Orvieto, Umbria). | Fattoria Aldobrandesa (Maremma, Tuscany). | Fattoria La Braccesca (Montepulciano), Tuscany. | Guado al Tasso (Bolgheri DOC, Tuscany). | Le Mortelle (Maremma, Tuscany). | Montenisa (Franciacorta). | Pèppoli (in Tavarnelle Val di Pesa (Chianti Classico DOCG), Tuscany. | Pian delle Vigne (Montalcino, Tuscany). | Prunotto (Piedmont). |Tenuta Belvedere (Bolgheri DOC). | Solaia (Tuscany). | Tenuta di Capraia in Castellina in Chianti (Chianti Classico DOCG, Tuscany). | Tormaresca (Puglia). | Tenuta Monteloro (Firenze). | Tignanello (Chianti Classico, Tuscany).

Red wines

Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva, Badia a Passignano: 1999 Bottled.

Chianti Classico DOCG, Pèppoli2018 Sangiovese-based.

Chianti Classico DOCG, Marchesi Antinori

Chianti Classico DOCG, Riserva Villa Antinori: 1999 Bottled

IGT Toscana Rosso, Santa Cristina2003 Said to be mainly Sangiovese with a bit of Merlot. A bit bland, tastes a bit grubby, bottle variation too, ranging from soft Sicilian-style to weedy northern Italian when tried in Siena at a restaurant on Friday 3rd Dec 2004 and again in Via San Quirico with Marcel on Monday 6th Dec 2004.

Solaia: Antinori say that the sunniest part of their Tenuta Tignanello hillside is home to the Solaia vineyard, ‘the very best grapes from the very best vineyard…the finest Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Sangiovese grapes from its namesake vineyard).

Vin Santo

Vin Santo del Chianti Classic DOC, Marchesi Antinori2004 16% alc. | 2014 Trebbiano Toscano predominantly, plus a little Malvasia Bianca Lunga Toscana