* Tenuta Tignanello is located between the Greve and Pesa valleys, in the heart of Chianti Classico, 30 km south of Florence. In these 127 hectares of vineyards, the Antinori family has more than expressed its own production philosophy: reconciling tradition and modernity by creating wines that are authentically linked to their land of origin. The two icon wines of the estate are, and do not need presentations, Solaia and Tignanello.
The vineyards are divided into small plots including two jewels: the 57 acres of Tignanello vineyards and the adjacent 20 hectares of the Solaia vineyard. The soil is tendentially lean and rich in skeleton, and are perfectly exposed to an average height of 350-400 m asl; This, together with the excellent thermal excursions, has allowed to obtain products with a distinct character and accentuated elegance.
Manic care also guides the oenological aspect: Tignanello and Solaia, in fact, have modern wine cellars and dedicated refinement. For example, a reception area was designed for Solaia grapes only: after hand-wrapping, a hand-picked "beetroot" ribbon is sorted; The grapes are then loaded into the tank, on top of which there is a "piggy group", so the grapes are pressed and transferred immediately to the tanks.
The refining cellar in which the Solias barriques can be found, from the classic stone ceiling with cruciate vaults, is born with the original structure of the Villa dating back to the sixteenth century; While the cellar dedicated to Tignanello is a subsequent enlargement, built and dedicated specifically to its wooden affinities.
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