Enjoy a Taste of Italy with Wines from Antinori

It is almost impossible to put into words the contribution that this dynamic estate has made to the wine industry in general let alone the Italian wine industry. Their wines are without doubt considered by most people to be the benchmarks against which all Italian wines should be judged. The House of Antinori are now celebrating 26 generations of being family owned but don’t let this fool you into thinking that this estate is tied up in tradition and history. This is arguably one of the most innovative and at times courageous wineries in Italy.

Cipresseto Rosato AED 45


This is definitely a food friendly style of rosé and a good one at that. There is an abundance of fruits that are soft and fleshy with delicate hints of plum and strawberry. The wine has beautiful acidity which ensures that it’s fresh and never cloying and most importantly when matching with food, it finishes dry.

Drink: Now      Food: Grilled salmon

 

Villa Antinori Bianco AED 52


This wine is quite an unusual blend of Trebbiano, Malvasia, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Grigio and Riesling, all cold fermented to retain the fruit flavours of the varieties. Unashamedly fruit-driven, this wine has subtle notes of pineapple, peach and white flowers that seamlessly meld together to make a wine that screams elegance.

Drink: Now     Food: Porcini risotto

 

Villa Antinori Rosso AED 89


A blend of Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon with a hint of Merlot and Syrah; this is exactly the kind of wine that has managed to rejuvenate the image of Italian wines. First produced in 1928, this wine was a catalyst for the industry when in 2001, Antinori decided to take it out of the classification system of Chianti with the addition of international grape varieties. There are complex notes of spice, mints and chocolate supported by red fruits of cherries and red currants.

Drink: 3-5 years     Food: Lasagna

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