The design

Villa Antinori Rosso

The Wine

Villa Antinori was first crafted in 1928 by Marchese Niccolò Antinori, Piero Antinori’s father, as the Antinori family’s signature wine; an exceptional wine that can represent the family’s history, identity and continuity like no other. “Villa Antinori is a full-blooded Tuscan red […] which grapes are grown, mature and are harvested from our Tuscan estates and then fermented and aged in the Antinori family estates.” Piero Antinori.

Villa Antinori Rosso

The 2021 growing season began with rainy conditions during the winter months that provided excellent groundwater reserves in the vineyards. Budbreak took place towards the end of March, slightly later than 2020. The second half of April brought overall low temperatures that slowed down the vines’ vegetative growth and flowering, which occurred in the last half of May and was approximately 10 days later than last year. The end of spring and the summer months saw hot dry weather that allowed the vines to catch up to a normal pace and begin an optimal ripening phase. Ideal temperature swings between day and night, from mid-August up until harvesting, encouraged the development of an intriguing aromatic profile and ensured mature, perfectly healthy, and well-balanced fruit. The timing of the grape harvest was similar to 2020, picking began the second week of September with Merlot, continued with Syrah and Petit Verdot, and was completed with Sangiovese and Cabernet by mid-October.

Harvested grapes were destemmed, gently crushed, and then transferred to temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. Alcoholic fermentation was completed in 5-7 days. Temperatures during fermentation of Cabernet, Sangiovese and Petit Verdot never exceeded 28 °C (82 °F) coaxing the gentle extraction of color and supple tannins. Fermentation temperatures for Syrah and Merlot never exceeded 25 °C (77 °F) to preserve the grape varieties’ aromatic compounds. Maceration of the skins took place over a period of 8-12 days. Following malolactic fermentation, which took place in October and November for all grape varieties, the wine was then transferred to French and Hungarian oak barriques for aging. Villa Antinori was bottled starting in August 2023.

Villa Antinori was first crafted in 1928 by Marchese Niccolò Antinori, Piero Antinori’s father, as the Antinori family’s signature wine; an exceptional wine that can represent the family’s history, identity and continuity like no other. “Villa Antinori is a full-blooded Tuscan red […] which grapes are grown, mature and are harvested from our Tuscan estates and then fermented and aged in the Antinori family estates.” Piero Antinori.

Villa Antinori 2021 is ruby red in color. The nose is intense, intriguing and presents fruity notes of black cherries and plum jam together with hints of boxwood, tobacco, and vanilla. The palate is mouth filling with supple, velvety tannins sustained by outstanding freshness and pleasant sapidity.

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.

Ryder Cup Official Supplier

Ryder Cup Official Supplier

The historical Villa Antinori wine has been chosen as the Official Wine Supplier for the 2023 Ryder Cup in Rome, the world's greatest golf event. “Being a golfer myself, it's a source of great pride for me and my family to partner with the Ryder Cup for this very important sporting event. Being chosen to accompany the Ryder Cup along this journey with Villa Antinori, our most historical wine and a symbol of Tuscany and quality, perfectly pairs with the great history and significance of this event. Created just one year apart, both Villa Antinori and the Ryder Cup have been sharing the same values and excellence for almost 100 years.” Cit. Piero Antinori, Honorary President of Marchesi Antinori. Visit the website | rydercup.com

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