A Tasting Journey Through the Chianti Classico:
The Heart & Soul of the Antinori FamilyWine Spectator Wine Seminar
WhenSaturday, February 22
1:00 pm - 2:00 PM
Take a guided tour of the Chianti Classico region of Tuscany through the eyes of one of the region’s founding families. Alessia Antinori, the 26th Generation of the famed winemaking family, will lead a tasting journey of her family’s Chianti Classico wines and estates and share the family’s history and passion for this celebrated region, including the creation of Tignanello.
The Antinori Family history is a narrative about devotion to winemaking that is woven through nearly 635 years and 26 generations. Alessia, along with her sisters Albiera and Allegra, are the 26th generation now leading Marchesi Antinori – one of the longest running family businesses in the world.
The Antinori family’s roots (and heart) are in the Chianti Classico in Tuscany. This not only dates back to 1385 when Giovanni di Piero joined the Winemakers Guild of Florence, but also to a monumental occasion in 1716, when Antonio Antinori led a Commission tasked by Cosimo III de’ Medici to define the geographical boundaries of the world’s first wine appellation: Chianti Classico. This forever linked the region to the Antinori family.
The family continues to invest in the region with new vineyards and at the state-of-the-art Chianti Classico Winery they opened a few years ago, which is open to wine lovers around the world.
2017 Pèppoli Chianti Classico DOCG
2015 Villa Antinori Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva
2016 Marchese Antinori Tenuta Tignanello Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva
2016 Badia a Passignano Chianti Classico DOCG Gran Selezione
2016 Tignanello Toscana IGT