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Date Printed: 12/26/2014
Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva 1999
Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva 1999
(search item no. 52245)

PRICE ON 12/26/2014: $16.49

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Deep ruby-red in color with garnet tones, rich in extracts and tannins yet balanced, soft, and stylish, with a fine, lingering finish. Antinori has produced Chianti Classico, one of the most widely known wines in the world, for centuries. This particular wine was introduced in 1928 by Niccolò, Piero Antinori's father, as the first Chianti produced specifically to improve with age. Villa Antinori Riserva, which has become the bench-mark for Chianti Classico Riserva, is only produced in good vintage years. The wine's label, which had remained unchanged since 1928, was slightly restyled with the 1990 vintage.
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About Antinori:

The Antinori family of Florence, one of the world's oldest and most distinguished wine producers, has lived in Tuscany since the 14th century and celebrated its 625th anniversary as wine makers in 2010. The current company president, Marchese Piero Antinori, believes in the tradition that the primary role of wine is to accompany food and enhance the dining experience. In Florence, the Antinori family has led a "Renaissance" in Italian wine making by combining long traditions, a love of authenticity and a dynamic innovative spirit.