Wine of the Month for September - Marchese Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva 2013 Tuscany, Italy

Marchese Antinori
Chianti Classico Riserva 2013
Tuscany, Italy

The Antinori family has the distinction of being the oldest family wine business in Italy and probably the world. They have been making wine in Tuscany for 17 generations over 600 years. Remarkable. Today, Piero Antinori is director of the company, and he is ably assisted by his three daughters, Albiera, Allegra, and Alessia. Although the major wine production remains in Tuscany, the Antinori family owns vineyards and produces wine from other regions in Italy including Piedmont, Lombardy, Umbria, and Puglia. Additionally, Antinori has vineyards in other countries including the United States. Truly an international wine producer.

The Marchese Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva 2013 is produced from grapes grown in the Tignanello vineyard within the Chianti Classico zone, and only when the vintages are exceptional. And this wine is extra special. With Sangiovese
(90%) And Cabernet Sauvignon (10%), it is a superb example of a very approachable Chianti Classico. Intense ruby red in color with aromas of wild cherries and plum, it is deliciously smooth yet still retains a bit of the rustic nature of Sangiovese, with a lingering aftertaste, and soft tannins. I recently enjoyed a bottle, with friends, of course, accompanying ribeye steak, and it was perfect.

For the entire month of September 2016, Biba Restaurant is offering the Marchese Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva 2013 at the reduced price of $54 per 750 ml bottle or $13.50 per glass. I think you will like this wine.

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