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7 Things You Should Know About Ornellaia

8 monthes ago   |   By Vine Pair

Made on Tuscany's Maremma coast, Super Tuscan wines showcase French grapes - a notable break from Italian tradition. Three estates, each founded by members of the Antinori family, pioneered the category. With 26 generations of winemaking history, the Antinori family holds one of the oldest lineages in the global wine industry.
Piero Antinori debuted Tignanello in the early 1970s; a few years earlier, his cousin, Mario Incisa della Rocchetta, kickstarted the category with Sassicaia. In 1981, Antinori's younger brother Lodovico founded the Ornellaia estate on property neighboring the...
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