Tignanello is made exclusively from the vineyard of the same name which is situated on limestone and tufaceous soil on the Tignanello. This was the first Sangiovese to be aged in barriques, the first modern red wine blended with non-traditional varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon. Tignanello is only made in the best vintage years, and therefore was not made in 1972, 1973,1974, 1976, 1984, 1992 and 2002.
Additional tasting notes
Color : very intense ruby red colour.
Nose : balanced ripe red fruit and spicy aromas.
Mouth : full, rich and round. Tignanello is dense without hiding its great elegance and complexity. A powerful wine, yet fine and pleasant to drink, with good length and an aftertaste packed with chocolate and citrus fruits. The tannins are pronounced, but smooth
Alcohol level : 13.5%
Winemaking : Fermentation and aging in new oak barrels during 12 months, followed by12 months in bottle.
Food pairing : Red meats, grilled veal chop, veal fillet with balsamic, roast guinea fowl, suckling pig with wild fennel.
Aging potential : 16 Years and >
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