Villa Antinori Bianco

The Wine

A traditional white wine produced in 1931 by Marchese Niccolò Antinori. Villa Antinori Bianco IGT Toscana is a fine expression of the Tuscan territory by blending traditional white grapes with other varieties. The bouquet is fresh and elegant but with a marked character.

Villa Antinori Bianco

The Wine

A traditional white wine produced in 1931 by Marchese Niccolò Antinori. Villa Antinori Bianco IGT Toscana is a fine expression of the Tuscan territory by blending traditional white grapes with other varieties. The bouquet is fresh and elegant but with a marked character.

Villa Antinori Bianco

The 2020 growing season began with very limited rainfall during the winter months. Consistent with seasonal averages, budbreak occurred at the end of March, a period dominated by cold daytime temperatures. Bloom began normally at the end of May. Summer months were relatively dry with lower-than-average temperatures and only one heat spike in the month of August. The lack of rainfall during the months of July and August led to an early ripening phase. Harvested grapes presented an optimal balance of acidity and sugar levels and great aromatic potential due to significant temperature fluctuations between day and night during the last few weeks of ripening. Harvest activities began the last week of August, 10 days earlier compared to last year, and started with Pinot Grigio, followed by Pinot Bianco and Trebbiano Toscano, and were completed with Riesling Renano in the last half of September.

Harvested grapes were destemmed and delicately pressed. The must was chilled to a temperature of 10 °C (50 °F) to favor a natural settling of the impurities. After 48 hours, the must was transferred to stainless steel tanks where alcoholic fermentation took place at a temperature that did not exceed 18 °C (64 °F). The wine was aged in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 10 °C (50 °F). Small batch blending just before bottling preserved Villa Antinori Bianco’s characteristic freshness and enhance distinctive aromatic qualities. Bottling began mid-January 2021.

Villa Antinori Bianco is one of the historic wines of the Antinori family. It was produced for the first time by Niccolò Antinori in the 1931 vintage and since then the label has remained virtually unchanged, as has the production philosophy, oriented towards a full representation of the wine’s source, the place where its grapes are cultivated.

Villa Antinori Bianco is straw yellow in color with greenish hues. On the nose it is refined, elegant, fruity and floral with notes of banana, pears, pineapples, and orange blossoms. The palate is flavorful with a fresh mineral finish.

Villa Antinori

Villa Antinori

Villa Antinori was first of all an idea, a plan that envisioned the winemaking process: research and development on one side and historical heritage on the other. Villa Antinori is an important corner stone as its name is associated with over 100 years of history. At the same time it represents ongoing progress. The one essential principle is continuous research for increasingly higher quality standards. This idea produced two different wines that share a common passion for quality: Villa Antinori Rosso and Villa Antinori Bianco. Villa Antinori was originally produced in 1928 by Marchese Niccolò Antinori as a Chianti Classico that could age and that would improve over time. Soon after, Villa Antinori was found in the most prestigious cellars in embassies, royal houses, important hotels and restaurants. In 1931, Villa Antinori Bianco was made from traditional Trebbiano grapes. In the 1980’s a small percentage of Chardonnay was added in order to give the wine better structure.

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