Villa Antinori bianco

Vintage

Classification

Toscana IGT

Blend

70% Trebbiano and Malvasia, 30% Pinot Bianco and Pinot Grigio

Climate

The 2009 growing year in Tuscany was characterized by a cool and rainy spring which slowed down both the sprouting and the flowering processes of the plants. The summer presented fairly hot temperatures, which at the end of August exceeded seasonal averages. The first several days of September were rainy while the following weeks brought some sunny days and average temperatures which allowed the vines to achieve a phenolic equilibrium which then, in turn, caused the grapes to ripen optimally.

Vinification

The harvested grapes were destemmed and gently crushed. The grape must was then cooled down to a temperature of 10°C in order to encourage a natural clarification of the wine. After approximately two days, the must was transferred to stainless steel tanks, where alcoholic fermentation took place at temperatures not exceeding 18°C. The wine was then kept in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 10°C in order to protect its aromas and freshness. Consequently, the wine was bottled. Alcohol content: 12% by vol.

Historical data

Villa Antinori was first produced with the vintage of 1931 by Niccolò Antinori. Since then, the label has practically remained unaltered, just like the company's philosophy of wine-production, fingerprinted with "Tuscanity".

Tasting notes

This wine presents itself to the eye with a straw-golden color. The wine opens with full, complex aromas touched by floral notes and hints of candied fruit. In the mouth the wine is well-balanced, full-bodied, and has a long aromatic finish. It is very smooth and pleasant to drink