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Antinori ‘Tignanello’, Toscana IGT, Tuscany, Italy

Tignanello

Appellation: Toscana IGT

 

Blend: Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon

 

Vintage: 2015

 

Tasting note: The 2015 Tignanello is a very intense ruby red in color. On the nose, the notes of ripe red fruit, together with cassis and blackberries, are in perfect balance with the hints of chocolate and liquorice. The palate is rich, ample, and vibrant and is endowed with lively and silky tannins which give a great complexity and an important length to the finish and aftertaste.

 

Antinori Badia a Passignano Chianti Classico DOCG Gran Selezione, Tuscany, Italy

Antinori Badia a Passignano

Appellation: Chianti Classico DOCG

 

Blend: 100% Sangiovese

 

Vintage: 2015

 

Tasting note: The 2015 Badia a Passignano shows an intense ruby red color. The nose expresses notes of ripe red fruit and intense hints of berry fruit and cherries under spirits along with the spicy and balsamic sensations. The wine is ample and enveloping on the palate with supple and velvety tannins; the freshness is excellent as well, as are the finesse and the length on the finish and aftertaste.

 

Antinori ‘Pian della Vigne’ Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Tuscany, Italy

Pian Della Vigne

Appellation: Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

 

Blend: Sangiovese

 

Vintage: 2013

 

Tasting note: The 2013 Pian della Vigne shows a brilliant ruby red colour. The nose is delicate and complex with notes of ripe fruit, cherries, and plums, perfectly balanced with sensations of dried and candied fruit and spices. The palate is ample with supple tannins and is enlivened by a note of vibrant acidity which fully brings out the intense persistence and pleasure of its aromas. The finish offers hints of tobacco, dark chocolate, and berry fruit. It is an extremely elegant and bracingly savoury wine of great finesse.

Marchese Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva Tenuta Tignanello, Chianti Classico DOCG, Tuscany, Italy

Chianti Classico riserva tentua tignanello

Appellation: Chianti Classico DOCG, Tuscany, Italy

 

Blend: Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon

 

Vintage: 2015

 

Tasting note: An intense ruby red in color, the wine’s nose shows ripe red fruit along with sustained sensations of vanilla and spices. The palate is ample and enveloping, balanced and vigorous with soft and silky tannins and the finish and aftertaste and long and persistent.

Pèppoli Chianti Classico DOCG, Tuscany, Italy

Peppoli Chianti Classico Antinori

Appellation: Chianti Classico DOCG

 

Blend: Sangiovese, Merlot, Syrah

 

Vintage: 2016

 

Tasting note: The 2016 Pèppoli is ruby red in color. Intensely fruity notes of cherries and red currants dominate on the nose along with integrated hints of violets and a light touch of toasted oak. The palate, fresh and savory with supple tannins, shows a finish and aftertaste which recall the sensations first felt on the nose.

Villa Antinori Toscana IGT, Tuscany, Italy

Villa Antinori Bianco

Appellation: Toscana IGT

 

Blend: 70% Trebbiano, Malvasia Toscana, 30% Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio

 

Vintage: 2017

 

Tasting note: The wine is pink in color. The nose is characterized by fresh and fruity aromas which recall wild strawberries, cherries, and pears. The palate is balanced, soft, fragrant, and endowed with a fruity finish and aftertaste.

Marchesi Antinori Santa Cristina Rosato, Toscana IGT, Tuscany, Italy

Santa Cristina Rosato

Appellation: Toscana IGT

 

Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sangiovese

 

Vintage: 2017

 

Tasting note: The wine is pink in color. The nose is characterized by fresh and fruity aromas which recall wild strawberries, cherries, and pears. The palate is balanced, soft, fragrant, and endowed with a fruity finish and aftertaste.

Marchesi Antinori Santa Cristina Bianco, Umbria IGT, Umbria, Italy

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Appellation: Umbria IGT

 

Blend: Grechetto, Procanico, Viognier

 

Vintage: 2017

 

Tasting note: Santa Cristina Bianco is a straw yellow in color. The nose is dominated by the intensely fruity notes of bananas and citrus fruit typical of Grechetto and Procanico, and by candied fruit, characteristic of Viognier as a variety. The palate is balanced, savory, and with a good freshness and softness along with the fruity notes which recall the aromas felt on the nose.

Marchesi Antinori Santa Critina Rosso, Toscana IGT, Tuscany, Italy

Santa Cristina Toscana IGT

Appellation: Toscana IGT

 

Blend: 90% Sangiovese, 10% Merlot

 

Vintage: 2016

 

Tasting note: The 2016 Santa Cristina Rosso shows a ruby red color with purple highlights. On the nose, delicate notes of cherries and ripe red fruit, typical of Sangiovese and Syrah, mingle with the characteristic balsamic sensations of Merlot. The palate is ample and supple and the finish and aftertaste are fruity.

HRA | All in a day’s work

HRA - Prowein - Nikhil, All Things Nice - November 2018 issue - page 11

Food Safety & Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) recently conducted a session of Food Safety Supervisor Training in Advance Catering in collaboration with HRAWI in Mumbai on November 2, 2018 at Four Points by Sheraton, Navi Mumbai. About 35 participants attended the programme. These trainings were also conducted at The Pride Hotel, Pune, on October 31 and at West End Hotel, New Marine Lines, on November 1.

ProWein, one of the world’s largest wine and spirit exhibition platforms, hosted the ProWein Education Campaign in association with sommelier Nikhil Agarwal for the first time in India. The educational seminars were scheduled at Sahara Star Hotel in Mumbai and were targeted towards decision-makers in the HORECA trade. Agarwal hosted three tastings to a packed house of
60-plus guests. It included a malt whisky masterclass, blind tasting of Indian and international wines, and exploring Australia’s wine regions. The audience were a mix of sommeliers, wine consultants, restaurateurs, hoteliers, retailers, importers, winery representatives, wine experts, and wine makers.