55% Sangiovese, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 5% Syrah.
Antinori has produced Chianti Classico, one of the most widely known wines in the world, for centuries. This particular wine was introduced in 1928 by Niccolo, Piero Antinori's father, as the first Chianti produced specifically to improve with age. Villa Antinori Riserva, which has become the bench-mark for Chianti Classico Riserva, is only produced in good vintage years. The wine's label, which had remained unchanged since 1928, was slightly restyled with the 1990 vintage. Intense ruby red colour with purply hues. Fruity hints of red berries on the nose blend well with the toasty, chocolate and vanilla notes from ageing in wood. A complex, well-structured wine with smooth, stylish tannins.
Length of aging:
Full-Bodied Red Wine