No less than six centuries of history and twenty-six generations of the same family have shaped the Antinori estate. From the passage of time to bold decisions, this jewel of Tuscany has undergone constant metamorphosis since 1385 to take on the appearance it enjoys today: that of a legendary estate committed to excellence and beauty.
Antinori's artistic soul is expressed with great sensitivity, both in his precise winemaking and in his role as a patron of the fine arts - two seemingly distinct passions that nevertheless bear the Antinori signature with finesse and elegance. Much more than a precious witness to the passing of time, Antinori today embodies the heritage of ancestral traditions and cultures.
In the heart of Italy's Chianti Classico region in Italy, not far from the Greve and Pesa river valleys, the Antinori - Tenuta Tignanello estate stretches peacefully over gentle hills. Here, 130 hectares devoted entirely to the vine enjoy warm, sunny days and cool, soothing nights. Nature flourishes here, drawing its quiet strength from a rocky, chalky soil influenced by marl. This exceptional terroir, with its perfect balance of geological minerality and climatic duality, offers the ideal conditions for making great Tuscan wines.
Naturally, the combination of Antinori's ancestral know-how and the fabulous terroir of the Tenuta Tignanello estate produces sublime wines. By working with both traditional grape varieties such as Sangiovese and international varieties such as Cabernet Franc, the famous Italian house combines authenticity and diversity. Solaia and Tignanello, the estate's emblematic wines, are as much the fruit of infinite passion as they are a constant challenge for Marquis Piero Antinori. It's a challenge that has been brilliantly met, with the international press hailing the talent that shapes these wines as "the most influential wines in the history of Italian viticulture".