Back in 1928, Niccolò Antinori decided to christen this wine with the name of the family’s villa to represent his own personal interpretation of Chianti Classico’s and Tuscany’s unique identity. Piero Antinori’s father, Niccolò, once described how “Villa” was originally created: “At that time, we needed to promote the Antinori name…that was still relatively unheard of except in certain circles, so I chose the name “Villa Antinori”. ”
Villa del Cigliano, located in the gently rolling hillsides of San Casciano Val di Pesa, in the province of Florence, has always been a symbol of strong family relationships; the villa has watched over the lives of generations of Antinori family members since 1546, the year Alessandro di Niccolò Antinori became the owner of the property. Villa del Cigliano is a symbol of history, identity and family continuity; to a certain extent, it’s where everything started, the place where the Antinori family took its first steps in viticulture and winemaking. Villa del Cigliano holds the same meaningful values and sentiments that Niccolò Antinori expressed in 1928 when he first crafted “Villa”. This is why it is pictured on the label of the Antinori family’s symbolic wine, Villa Antinori.
Over the course of nearly a century of history, Villa Antinori has represented, and will continue to represent our concept of home, our home territory and Tuscany in a contemporary style. A wine that was crafted to envision wine production with experimentation and development on one side and historical values on the other.
Narrating its own territory through a contemporary style