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Magazine Archives: April 30, 2015

The Family Trust

Piero Antinori turned a 600-year-old company into an Italian powerhouse. Now he's looking to the next generation for its future
Mitch Frank
Issue: April 30, 2015


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.


For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands March 24, 2015.

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