This specialty grappa is produced with grapes from the Tignanello vineyard and is made in limited quantities. Tignanello Grappa presents the aromas and flavors of Chianti Classico grapes in a refined and aromatic distilled spirit.
Historical Data Grappa Tignanello is obtained by distilling the pomace of Cabernet and Sangiovese grapes harvested in the Tignanello vineyard, situated in the Tignanello estate, in the heart of Chianti Classico. The fermented grapesare transferred to the distillery immediately after emptying the fermenting vats (racking)and then pressed. This procedure guarantees that distillation is carried out using only the best quality skins, rich in alcoholand especiallyin aromatic substances. A very careful selection is then made of the different ‘lots’ of grappa resulting from the distillation of the different ‘lots’ of marc,and only the best ones, the most balanced and aromatic ones,are then assembled and bottled. Grappa Tignanello isavailable in limited quantities.
The Antinori family purchased the La Braccesca Estate in 1990. The estate covers more than 900 acres of land that once comprised the estate of the noble Bracci family, who gave the winery both its name and its coat of arms: an armour-clad arm holding a sword. The estate straddles the border between Montepulciano, known for its prestigious Vino Nobile wines, and Cortona, famous for its Etruscan origins, medieval architecture and emerging reputation for producing fine Syrah.