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One of the ancestors of the Antinori family was among the supporters of the 1716 decree, creating the outline of the Chianti Classico territory.
Dedicated to the 300th anniversary of the Chianti Classico territory is the magnum of Chianti Classico DOCG 2014 Antonio Antinori, limited production. While researching the archives, historians discovered that an ancestor of the Antinori family was active in Florentine public life at the time.
Born in 1645, son of Luigi Antinori and Maria Maddalena di Rosso del Rosso, Antonio lived with his family in the historic building in piazza Antinori.
Antonio was Senator and “Depositario Generale” under Grand Duke Cosimo lll de’ Medici. With this important role and as an expert in the ﬁeld, Antonio Antinori was part of the “New congregation for wine commerce”, which, in 1716 pronounced an edict which outlined and protected the Chianti Classico territory.
For the ﬁrst time in history, through a public document, the rapport between a geographic area and a speciﬁc wine became legitimate.
Today, Chianti Classico still represents one of the most beautiful expressions of Made in Italy in the world. In 2016, Chianti Classico celebrates its 300 years of history, started on September 24, 1716, when Antonio Antinori and the “congregation” nominated by Cosimo outlined the territory.
As homage to their ancestor, Marchesi Antinori have produced Chianti Classico DOCG 2014 Antonio Antinori, a limited production of 1716 bottles in wooden cases. The wine is available only in Magnum format and sold exclusively at the Antinori nel Chianti Classico winery in San Casciano.