Marchesi Antinori can trace its history in winemaking back to 1385 and is one of the largest, most influential wine companies in Italy. Antinori was one of the major players in the “Super Tuscan” movement that shook the Italian wine scene to its core in the 1970’s. While the family had been experimenting with non-native Bordeaux varietals like Cabernet Sauvignon since the 1920’s, they made international headline with the release of their most famous wine Tignanello in 1974. Made from a 47ha vineyard in Tuscany’s Chianti Classico region, it is comprised of (since 1982) a blend of 85% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 5% Cabernet Franc and is one of the most collectible wines in the world. Antinori also produces a highly sought-after wine called Solaia or “the sunny one” from a 10ha vineyard adjacent to Tignanello. First released in 1978 it is currently a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Sangiovese, and 5% Cabernet Franc.