Villa Antinori Bianco

Climate

From the climatic point of view, the 2015 vintage was characterized by scarce rainfall, sunshine, and much heat. The growth of the vines was a regular one thanks to the reserves of ground water accumulated in the soil during the winter and to warm temperatures as well. From mid-July all the way through August, high heat slowed down the various phases of ripening which would otherwise have terminated well in advance of the normal period. Thanks to this climate, the harvest took place at the normal time and with proper ripeness levels. The grapes, in general, showed high sugar levels and a normal acidity. Picking began during the last week of August for the Pinot Grigio and Pinot Blanc and then continued from mid-September on with the Riesling. The harvest concluded with the picking of the Trebbiano Toscano and Malvasia Toscana.

Vinification

The harvested grapes were destemmed and given a soft pressing. The must was chilled to a temperature of 50° Fahrenheit (10° centigrade) to favor a natural static settling of impurities. After 48 hours the must went into stainless steel fermenting tanks, where it fermented at temperatures held to a maximum of 64° Fahrenheit (18° centigrade) and was then held in stainless steel tanks at a temperature of 50° Fahrenheit. The preparation of the wine for bottling in small lots helped conserve freshness and fragrance.

Historical Data

The Villa Antinori Bianco is one of the most famous wines of the house. It was produced by Niccolò Antinori for the first time in 1931, and ever since then the label has remained the same, as has the philosophy of production, one aimed at guaranteeing as fully as possible an authentically Tuscan character.

Tasting Notes

Straw yellow in color, the wine has elegant, fruity, and floral aromas, particularly notes of citrus fruit. It is balanced in flavor with a good persistence and length and a crisp, savory finish.

Awards

Wine Spectator 87/100 2016 - USA

Villa Antinori Bianco 2015

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 2015

From the climatic point of view, the 2015 vintage was characterized by scarce rainfall, sunshine, and much heat. The growth of the vines was a regular one thanks to the reserves of ground water accumulated in the soil during the winter and to warm temperatures as well. From mid-July all the way through August, high heat slowed down the various phases of ripening which would otherwise have terminated well in advance of the normal period. Thanks to this climate, the harvest took place at the normal time and with proper ripeness levels. The grapes, in general, showed high sugar levels and a normal acidity. Picking began during the last week of August for the Pinot Grigio and Pinot Blanc and then continued from mid-September on with the Riesling. The harvest concluded with the picking of the Trebbiano Toscano and Malvasia Toscana.

The harvested grapes were destemmed and given a soft pressing. The must was chilled to a temperature of 50° Fahrenheit (10° centigrade) to favor a natural static settling of impurities. After 48 hours the must went into stainless steel fermenting tanks, where it fermented at temperatures held to a maximum of 64° Fahrenheit (18° centigrade) and was then held in stainless steel tanks at a temperature of 50° Fahrenheit. The preparation of the wine for bottling in small lots helped conserve freshness and fragrance.

The Villa Antinori Bianco is one of the most famous wines of the house. It was produced by Niccolò Antinori for the first time in 1931, and ever since then the label has remained the same, as has the philosophy of production, one aimed at guaranteeing as fully as possible an authentically Tuscan character.

Straw yellow in color, the wine has elegant, fruity, and floral aromas, particularly notes of citrus fruit. It is balanced in flavor with a good persistence and length and a crisp, savory finish.

Wine Spectator 87/100 2016 - USA

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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