Tignanello Vertical – Sold Out
2011 Jan 19

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011 7:00 pm

The Ranchmen’s Club
710 – 13 Avenue SW
Calgary,Alberta
T2R 0K9

The original Super-Tuscan, Tignanello is produced exclusively from the Tignanello vineyard, a 47 hectares (116 acres) southwest-facing, calcareous rocky-marl and limestone soil plot with tufaceous elements, planted between 1,150 and 1,312 feet above sea level at Antinori’s Tignanello Estate.

It was the first Sangiovese to be aged in small oak barrels, the first red wine in modern times to use a non-traditional grape variety, Cabernet, in the blend, and among the first red wines made in Chianti with no white grapes. In all three instances, it set the example for a new breed of exceptional top-of-the-line Italian wine.

Tignanello, originally a Chianti Classico Riserva labeled Vigneto Tignanello, was first vinified as a single vineyard wine in the 1970 vintage, when it contained 20% Canaiolo and 5% Trebbiano and Malvasia, and was aged in small oak cooperage.

With the 1971 vintage the wine became a Vino da Tavola della Toscana and was named Tignanello after the vineyard from which it originates. Beginning with this vintage, Tignanello stopped adhering to the rules laid down by Chianti Classico Disciplinare, and with the 1975 vintage, white grapes were totally eliminated. Since the 1982 vintage, the blend has been 80% Sangiovese, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc.

On Wednesday January 19, 2011, we will be tasting the 1998, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006 vintages of this great wine.

Members Price: $72.50 (member and ONE guest)
Non-Members Price: $90.00
In order to keep costs down, only bread and cheese will be served.

This event is limited to 30 people because there are only two bottles of each wine. Please get your reservation and payment in promptly to avoid missing out! Priority will be given to Members until December 22, 2010.

Send your reservation email to:

events@grandcrucalgary.ca

and mail your cheque payable to The Grand Cru Society to:

c/o The Grand Cru Society
Brian Heffernan
923 Varsity Estates Green NW
Calgary AB
T3B 3X9

 

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