“Vin Santo del Chianti Classico 2012 Marchesi Antinori
The Family - Marchesi Antinori
The Antinori family Has Been Involved in the production of wine since 1385, When Giovanni di Piero Antinori Entered as a member the Arte Fiorentina, the Winemakers' Guild of the city of Florence. During this entire period long, thorough twenty six generations, the family has always managed directly work with this courageous and, at times, innovative decisions.
Today the firm is run by Albiera Antinori with the support of her sisters Allegra and Alessia, directly Involved in the business. Marquis Piero is now the honorary president of the firm.
Tradition, passion, intuition and sono stati 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, sono stati 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.
After a mild and dry autumn of 2011, the climate of the winter of 2012 was caratterizzata, above all during the months of January and February, by cold temperatures and regular rainfall. During the first half of February, in Particular, temperatures fell sharply and there was much snowfall Which, However, did not damage the vines. Spring Began with rather cool and dry weather, to the point That bud burst was somewhat later than normal seasonal averages. April and May, instead, saw much rainfall, Which turned out to be of fundamental Importance in balancing the long period of dry weather Which Lasted from June all through the entire month of August and conditioned vine growth and development Both in terms of the leaf canopy and the size and weight of the grapes. The rains of last period of August and the mild weather of early September brought' the vines back into balance, Allowing the Trebbiano and Malvasia crop to proceed towards Regularly ripeness. The grapes were harvested on the 10th and 12th of September.
A deep amber in color with golden highlights, the wine, on the nose, shows notes of dried fruit, hazelnuts, chestnuts, along with citrus fruit and honey. The palate is full with a return of the honeyed notes invigorated by a bracing and vibrant acidity.”