WEEK FOUR WINE: A historical standout Tuscan

Antinori Peppoli Chianti Classico 2016, Tuscany

The Antinori family are descended from the earliest known wine making family in the world! Chianti is where it all began back in 1390, and they have been making wines in Tuscany for 26 generations!

The family is now run by 3 Women—the first time in history that the women are FULLY in charge.

This week’s feature is a terrific wine, at a reasonable price point, that gives you an authentic albeit contemporary taste of Tuscany... it reflects the best qualities of this classic vintage with bright cherry and strawberry flavors and beautiful scents of Tuscany in the glass!

The Pèppoli vineyards produce a Chianti Classico that is a blend made from Sangiovese grapes and complementary a little Cabernet Sauvignon; Peppoli is recognized and appreciated for the full expression of its fruit. A wine that represents the Chianti Classico territory and its historic grape variety with typical floral and fruity aromas.

The Pèppoli estate is located 5 kilometers north east of the Tenuta Tignanello estate with a total area of 100 hectares (247 acres) of which 50 hectares (123 acres) are planted with vineyards and is home to Peppoli Chianti Classico DOCG.

“A Chianti Classico that shows dark plums, raspberries and hints of crushed cherries. Medium body, ripe tannins and a crisp finish. Drink now.” - James Suckling 91 points.