International Wine Cellar 89
"Bright red-ruby. Redcurrant, dusty herbs and flowers on the nose, complemented by sweet spices. Supple and vinous, showing easy sweetness and plenty of bright fruit. Seems more concentrated, precise and deep than any recent Peppoli vintage I can think of. Finishes with good grip and moderately long sweet fruit flavors. Makes a great pizza wine, but can also match up to more complex dishes as well this vintage. Very good, solid entry-level wine, and an even better value than usual."
Wine Spectator 88
"Lively and elegant, showing herb, black cherry and spice flavors backed by dusty tannins. There's moderate length on the finish. Drink now through 2017." - BS
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The Antinori family has been involved in the production of wine for over six centuries, ever since, in 1385, Giovanni di Piero Antinori entered as a member, the "Arte Fiorentina", the Winemakers' Guild of the city of Florence. During this entire long period, thorough twenty six generations, the family has always directly managed this work with courageous and, at times, innovative decisions, but always maintaining, unaltered, a fundamental respect for tradition and for the territory in which they have operated.
Today the firm is run by Marquis Piero Antinori with the support of his three daugthers, Albiera, Allegra, and Alessia, directly involved in the work of the house. Tradition, passion, and intuition have been the three driving principles which have led the Marquis Antinori firm to become a leader in Italian wine.
Each and every vintage, each and every separate area, each and every idea which is to be put into practice is a new beginning, a new search for higher quality standards. As Marquis Piero Antinori likes to repreat: "ancient roots play an important role in our work. But have never been a limit to our innovative spirit". The estates in Tuscany and Umbria, the historic patrimony of the family, have been joined, over time, by investments in other territories with an important potential for high level wine both in Italy and abroad, in places where it would be possible to begin working for a larger prestige and wider awareness of the family's ability to produce outstanding wine.