Villa Antinori Pinot Bianco

The Wine

Only grapes from the very best Pinot Blanc vineyards on our Monteloro estate, set in the hillsides behind Fiesole, are used to craft Villa Antinori. This is one of the Antinori family’s historic wines that has captured a new expression.

Villa Antinori Pinot Bianco

The Wine

Only grapes from the very best Pinot Blanc vineyards on our Monteloro estate, set in the hillsides behind Fiesole, are used to craft Villa Antinori. This is one of the Antinori family’s historic wines that has captured a new expression.

Villa Antinori Pinot Bianco

The 2020 growing season will be remembered as one of the coolest on record in the last five years at the Tenuta Monteloro estate. Well-distributed rain showers and average temperatures below seasonal averages best define weather trends from the beginning of spring through mid to late July. These climatic conditions encouraged slow, normal vine growth and favored an optimal, well-balanced vegetative cycle. August was hot with scattered rainfall during the final days of the month, which guaranteed temperature swings of about 10 °C (50 °F) between day and night. By harvest time mid-September, Pinot Bianco reached ideal ripeness with an excellent balance between sugar concentration levels, acidity and aromatic components.

The harvested grapes were destemmed and gently pressed. The must was cooled down to a temperature of 10° C (50° F) to favor natural clarification. After 48 hours, the clarified must was transferred to temperature controlled stainless steel tanks where alcoholic fermentation occurred at a temperature that did not exceed 16 °C (61° F). The wine was aged in stainless steel tanks at a temperature of 10° C (50° F) up until bottling that began at the end of February 2021.

Only grapes from the very best Pinot Blanc vineyards on our Monteloro estate, set in the hillsides behind Fiesole, are used to craft Villa Antinori. This is one of the Antinori family’s historic wines that has captured a new expression able to express the harmony and sensations of an ancient territory renowned for the production of white wines.

Villa Antinori Pinot Bianco is straw yellow in color with greenish hues. On the nose it’s refined and elegant with notes of tropical fruit and hints of bell peppers and nettle. Its palate is full and rich with a long mineral finish.

Villa Antinori

Villa Antinori

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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