Region: Italy

Marchesi Antinori comes from a long history of winemakers. Since the year 1385, the Antinori family has played an active role in the Arte Fiorentina dei Vinattieri, the "Vintner's Guild." In this 600 years, twenty-six generations of Antinoris have dedicated their lives to creating some of the most spectacular wines in the world. Today Marchesi Antinori, at the Tignanello Estate "Tenuta Tignanello," carries on the centuries-old Antinori family tradition and remains among the world's leading Italian wine producers.

Two main vineyard tracts make up the Tenuta Tignanello farm. The Solaia portion of the cru is about 50 acres in size while the Tignanello tract is nearly 145 acres in size. The conditions at this pristine location are ideal for the Marchesi's choice of late-ripening grapes which consist of Sangiovese, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. These favorites thrive in the high altitude and southwestern exposure with its rocky soil rich with limestone and clay stone from the early Miocene and Eocene eras, more than 20 million years old. The name Solaia is derived from the Italian word for sun." Could there be some truth to the theory that the Tenuta Tignanello cru is, in fact, one of the few places on earth where the sun exposure happens to be optimal for producing these specific grapes this close to perfection? Many would concur.



Tignanello Wine Values Sold at Auction

Item Realized
Solaia 1997 Antinori 1lwrl Bottle (6) 1999 Antinori lscl Bottle (1) Tignanello 1997 Antinori... (Total: 9 Btls. )
Solaia1997 Antinori 1lwrl Bottle (6)1999 Antinori lscl Bottle (1)Tignanello1997 Antinori... (Total: 9 Btls. )
Lot 750
Auction 5183
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Tignanello 1997 Antinori 3lscl Bottle (11) ... (Total: 11 Btls. )
Tignanello 1997 Antinori 3lsclBottle (11)... (Total: 11 Btls. )
Lot 145
Auction 5250
Saturday, December 5, 2015
Tignanello 1997 Antinori 1nl, 1lscl Bottle (12) ... (Total: 12 Btls. )
Tignanello 1997 Antinori 1nl, 1lsclBottle (12)... (Total: 12 Btls. )
Lot 146
Auction 5250
Saturday, December 5, 2015
Tignanello 1997 Antinori 1nl, 6scl, 2spc Bottle (12) ... (Total: 12 Btls. )
Tignanello 1997 Antinori 1nl, 6scl, 2spcBottle (12)... (Total: 12 Btls. )
Lot 148
Auction 5250
Saturday, December 5, 2015
Tignanello 1997 Antinori 1lwasl Bottle (12) ... (Total: 12 Btls. )
Tignanello 1997 Antinori 1lwaslBottle (12)... (Total: 12 Btls. )
Lot 147
Auction 5250
Saturday, December 5, 2015

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