Producer - Villa Del Cigliano
Purchased in the late 1400’s by Allessandro di Niccolo Antinori, Villa del Cigliano still remains in the hands of family descendants today. The vineyards are located in the Tuscan countryside, only 20km from the centre of Florence in the Chianti Classico area. Although the Villa dates back to the second half of 1400, the original cellars, under the Villa, are still used for ageing the IGT and DOCG wines. The winery continues to grow and in 1996 a separate fermenting cellar was built, including in it steel tanks. Aged in barrels, the wines are carefully analysed and tasted at regular intervals to ensure their quality. The standards for ageing here are 12 months for Chianti Classico, 18 months for IGT and 24 months for Chianti Classico Riserva.