With the 2001 vintage, Villa Antinori became an IGT Toscana wine, allowing Antinori to have complete control of the winemaking process. The design of the label has remained unaltered since 1928 with only the very slightest modifications in 1990 and in 2001.
The 2019 season began with dry weather during the first part of spring then cooler temperatures and rainfall that affected the vegetative cycle, slowing down initial vine growth and causing a
subsequent delay in flowering two weeks later than seasonal averages. Summer was hot with well distributed rainfall throughout the season that allowed the grapes to begin an optimal ripening phase. At harvest time, the grapes had a good balance between acidity and sugar concentration levels, excellent aromatic potential due to significant day/night temperature swings during the final weeks of ripening. The grape harvest took place ten days later than in 2018. Merlot
was the first to be picked during the last half of September, followed by Syrah and was then completed by mid-October with Sangiovese, Petit Verdot and Cabernet.
Villa Antinori 2019 is ruby red in color. Its intense and complex nose offers fruity notes of black cherries, plums, sensations of boxwood, mint, and black pepper. The palate is medium bodied, well rounded with supple delicate tannins that sustain a lengthy savory finish.