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Antinori Giovanni di Piero Antinori joined the Florentine Guild of Vintners in 1385, beginning an oenological legacy that has lasted over 26 generations. Throughout the company's history, it has remained family-owned and operated. Today, Marchese Piero Antinori directs the long-lived family vision, and his three daughters participate in various activities with the firm.

Famed wine consultant Giacomo Tachis began his celebrated tenure with Antinori in 1961, a year that witnessed the inception of new vinification techniques (controlled temperatures, aging in bottle, and barrels comprising a range of types and styles) and the beginning of a revisionist period in the concept of Chianti (which was later actualized in various methods utilized to maximize extraction and aroma). This dynamic period of experimentation continued over the course of several years, with some of the pivotal initiatives including the use of maloactic fermentation for red wines, aging in barrique, and planting of several non-indigenous varietals.

The most tangible and compelling evocation of these progressive efforts, of course, is captured in Antinori’s extensive portfolio, which features some of Italy’s most revered and sought-after bottlings.

Piero Antinori desired not to recreate a Bordeaux–style claret, but rather, to convey the versatility and finesse of the noble Sangiovese.

Drawing upon the consummate skill of Giacomo Tachis, Antinori realized his conception in the form of the second official Super-Tuscan—Tignanello—debuting in 1971 as a blend of 80% Sangiovese, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 5% Cabernet Franc. While second in the Super-Tuscan timeline, its conception entailed several inaugural efforts: It was the first modern wine of Chianti to contain a nontraditional grape—Cabernet Sauvignon—while omitting white grapes, and the premiere wine to be aged in small barrels.

Solaia—another name in Tachis’ canon— followed soon thereafter, emerging as Tignanello’s friendly estate rival virtually upon its international debut (1979). While its initial appearance (1978) enjoyed only limited release in its native land, the original composition—80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Cabernet Franc—was replicated in the ’79. After a series of slight alterations reflecting the nuances of individual vintages, Solaia’s identity emerged as today’s current blend—Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese, and Cabernet Franc.

While Piero was technically the last of the family to enter Bolgheri's Maremma, the inception of the Guado al Tasso estate formally established his claim to the Maremma, as it was founded upon land inherited by his mother, Carlotta della Gherardesca Antinori. The eponymous flagship wine of Guado al Tasso (1990)—a Cabernet-Merlot-Syrah blendprovides a genuine articulation of the region and its varietal constituents.  

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Guado al Tasso Bolgheri Vermentino 2012 750ml Antinori Cervaro della Sala Chardonnay 2010 375ml
Price: $19.99
Price: $32.99
Guado al Tasso Bolgheri Vermentino 2012 750ml Antinori Cervaro della Sala Chardonnay 2010
(Antinori) Castello della Sala Pinot Nero 2010 750ml Antinori Pian Delle Vigne Brunello di Montalcino 2006 750ml
Price: $49.99
Price: $57.75
Castello della Sala Pinot Nero 2010 750ml Antinori 	Pian Delle Vigne Brunello di Montalcino 2006 750ml
Antinori Cervaro della Sala Chardonnay 2011 750ml Castello della Sala Muffato Della Sala 2007 .5L
Regular Price $57.99
Price: $62.50
Antinori Cervaro della Sala Chardonnay 2011 Castello della Sala Muffato Della Sala 2007 .5L
Pian Delle Vigne Brunello di Montalcino 2007 750ml Pian Delle Vigne Brunello di Montalcino 2008 750ml
Price: $64.99
Price: $69.99
Pian Delle Vigne Brunello di Montalcino 2007 750ml Pian Delle Vigne Brunello di Montalcino 2008 750ml
Antinori Guado al Tasso 2008 750ml Antinori Guado al Tasso 2009 750ml
Price: $89.00
Price: $89.00
Tenuta Guado al Tasso Guado al Tasso 2008 750ml Antinori Guado al Tasso 2009 750ml
Antinori Tignanello 2009 750ml Pian Delle Vigne Brunello di Montalcino 1999 750ml
Price: $99.00
Price: $99.00
Antinori Tignanello 2009 750ml Pian Delle Vigne Brunello di Montalcino 1999 750ml
Antinori Tignanello 2010 750ml Guado al Tasso Guado Al Tasso Bolgheri Superiore 1995 750ml
Price: $99.00
Price: $99.00
Antinori Tignanello 2010 750ml Guado al Tasso Guado Al Tasso Bolgheri Superiore 1990 750ml
Antinori Guado al Tasso 2006 750ml Pian Delle Vigne Brunello di Montalcino Ris Ferrovia 2006 750ml
Price: $109.00
Price: $109.00
Antinori Guado al Tasso 2006 Pian Delle Vigne Brunello di Montalcino Ris Ferrovia 2006 750ml
Pian Delle Vigne Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Ferrovia 2007 750ml Guado al Tasso Guado Al Tasso Bolgheri Superiore 1999 750ml
Price: $109.00
Price: $109.00
Pian Delle Vigne Brunello di Montalcino Ris Ferrovia 2007 750ml Guado al Tasso Guado Al Tasso Bolgheri Superiore 1999 750ml
Antinori Tignanello 2005 750ml Guado al Tasso Guado Al Tasso Bolgheri Superiore 1998 750ml
Price: $119.00
Price: $119.00
Antinori Tignanello 2005 750ml Guado al Tasso Guado Al Tasso Bolgheri Superiore 1998 750ml
   
 
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