FLORENCE, ITALY – “Marchesi Antinori” come back in the shareholding of Chianti Classico consortium, from which it withdrew in 1975. The prestigious company led by marquise Piero Antinori, one of the leading producers of territory with Badia a Passignano Reserve, Marchese Antinori and Pèppoli, has completed the framework of participation of members at the oldest Italian wine consortium for protection and enhancement, which now represents almost the entire production of Chianti Classico. Antinori was in fact the last major company operating in the territory not associated to the “Consorzio Vino Chianti Classico”.
“It’s a great honor to welcome the Marchesi Antinori in our consortium – president Marco Pallanti says - at the same time this re-entry, as well as fill us with joy, should make us proud for the quality of work done in recent years. No doubt they were, and partly still are, complex and turbulent years that we have all seen”.
“We are proud to be part of a consortium so prestigious and attentive to the care and promotion of the territory and its products” says Albiera Antinori, vice president of Marchesi Antinori. “We have been producers of Chianti Classico for centuries and we are happy to do it again in the consortium right now that we’re finalizing our Chianti Classico winery in the town of San Casciano in Val di Pesa, which will be inaugurated later this year”. (ma.ge.)