55% Sangiovese, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 5% Syrah
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.
Intense ruby red colour with purply hues. The nice hints of red berries and vanilla aromas from the oak are accompanied by good structure. The palate is complex and stylish with soft tannins.