Villa Antinori Bianco Tuscany 2021
Villa Antinori is above all an idea, a plan that envisages the winemaking process: research and development on the one hand and historical heritage on the other. Villa Antinori is an important milestone as its name is associated with over 100 years of history. At the same time, this represents continuous progress. The basic principle is continuous research for ever higher quality standards. This idea created two different wines that share a common passion for quality: the Villa Antinori Rosso and the Villa Antinori Bianco. Villa Antinori was originally produced in 1928 by Marchese Niccolò Antinori as a Chianti Classico, which can age and which will improve over time. Soon after, Villa Antinori was discovered in the most prestigious cellars of embassies, royal houses, important hotels and restaurants. In 1931 Villa Antinori Bianco was produced from traditional Trebbiano grapes. In the 1980s, a small percentage of Chardonnay was added to give the wine better structure.
Traditional white wine produced in 1931 by Marchese Niccolò Antinori. Villa Antinori Bianco IGT Toscana is a fine expression of the Tuscan territory by blending traditional white grapes with other varieties. The bouquet is fresh and elegant but with a distinct character.
The picked grapes were removed from the stems and delicately pressed. The must was cooled to a temperature of 10 °C (50 °F) to favour natural clarification. After 48 hours the wort is transferred to stainless steel tanks where alcoholic fermentation takes place at a temperature not exceeding 18 °C (64 °F). The wine was aged in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 10 °C (50 °F) until bottling, which took place in January 2022.
Villa Antinori Bianco has a straw yellow colour with greenish highlights. Intense on the nose, it offers fruity aromas of pears, peaches and green apples that unite with delicate sensations of orange blossoms. The palate is soft and supple with crisp freshness and a lively, mineral finish.