Piero Antinori is 76 years old. For 49 years, he has been the driving force behind one of Italy's biggest success stories, Marchesi Antinori Wines, and, beyond that, a leader in the renaissance of all Italian wines. Now he says he is retiring, stepping back and gradually handing control of the family company to his three daughters—Albiera, Allegra and Alessia—and Renzo Cotarella, his CEO, chief winemaker and trusted friend. Wine Spectator's Mitch Frank reports.
From the Apr 30, 2015, issue