Sunday, May 3, 2009

The Wines of Antinori


Twenty-six generations of the Marchesi Antinori family -- one of less than a handful of families to produce and market wine uninterruptedly for six centuries -- have produced remarkable wines since 1385. The family's unique amalgam of centuries' old Tuscan and Umbrian tradition with modern innovation has made Antinori the premier wine-producing family of Italy for over 600 years.

If one could sum up Antinori's philosophy in a sentence it would be, according to Marchese Piero Antinori, president of Antinori, "Age-old roots play an important role in our philosophy, but they have not served to inhibit our innovative spirit."

In fact, Antinori continually experiments in its vineyards and at its wineries, with clonal selection of indigenous and international grape varieties, cultivation, vineyard altitudes, fermentation methods and temperatures, traditional and modern vinification techniques, wood barrel types, sizes and ages, and varying lengths of bottle age.

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