Antinori, ‘Peppoli’ Chianti Classico 2019
“A direct, real Chianti Classico with plum and sour-cherry character, as well as some tangy citrus. It’s medium-bodied with lovely fruit and a fresh finish. Just a hint of firmness at the end.” -91 Points, James Suckling (2018 vintage)
“Bright and savory, this opens with aromas of wild red berry, blue flower and a whiff of wet earth. The linear palate offers juicy morello cherry, star anise and a hint of white pepper alongside fresh acidity and smooth tannins.” -90 Points, Wine Enthusiast (2018 vintage)
Antinori is a name synonymous with wine in Italy, the equivalent of the royal family of wine in the country. Intimately involved in the wine industry of Italy since 1385, initially in Tuscany, but in more recent years their influence has grown, seeing them involved in wine-making projects across the country. They were instrumental in the renaissance of Chianti and their portfolio of wines includes some stellar names such as Tignanello – the Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc blend that was most influential in the Super Tuscan movement, and Solaia – the Cabernet dominant blend also from the Tignanello estate, and the beautiful Peppoli Chianti Classico.