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Badia a Passignano Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2018

Antinori's Badia a Passignano Chianti Classico Gran Selezione is produced exclusively from the finest Sangiovese grapes harvested from its namesake vineyard located in the heart of the Chianti Classico region. The region has been respected and appreciated for its outstanding wine production since the year 1000. The vineyards grow at an altitude of approximately 300 meters (984 feet) above sea level on soils rich in limestone with a fair amount of clay. The wine is aged in the historic cellars under the Badia (abbey) of Passignano that dates back to the 10th century. Badia a Passignano 2018 is ruby red in colour. Its complex nose presents intense notes of ripe red fruit, especially sour and black cherries, that merge with sweet hints of blueberries and apricots. Its bouquet is completed by pleasant balsamic sensations of aromatic herbs and toasted aromas of chocolate, coffee, liquorice and vanilla. On the palate it’s rich, mouth filling, succulent and flavourful yet well sustained by extraordinary freshness and mineral qualities. These characteristics, combined with a sweet aftertaste, give the wine length and a lingering flavour profile. This has excellent ageing potential.

Wine File
Producer:
Antinori
Country:
Italy
Region:
Tuscany
Sub Region:
Chianti
Style:
Red Wine
Primary Grape(s):
Sangiovese
Bottle Size:
75cl
Alcohol:
13.5%
Closure:
Natural Cork
Contains Sulphites:
Yes
Units Per Bottle:
10.13
£45.00

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Robert Harrison
Very nice very nice indeed

Very nice very nice indeed, i liked this so much after 1 bottle i decided immediately to buy 6 bottles for future dates.

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Kevin Roche
Highly recommend

This is one of the finest examples of Sangiovese you can buy at this price. Highly recommended

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James Suckling
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