“Badia a Passignano” Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG 2016

    Marchesi Antinori | Tuscany
    Marchesi Antinori S.p.A. | Piazza Antinori 3 | IT 50123 Firenze

    "Badia a Passignano" Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG 2016

    Antinori's classic presents itself at its best in the dream year 2016, with a bouquet full of character that combines notes of sour cherries, liquorice and sweet tobacco with elegant floral nuances. On the palate it has a beautiful structure and a perfect balance between alcohol and acidity. Gentle tannins extracted with delicacy, long. SUPERIORE.DE

    "Sangiovese in its purest form: nose dominated by raspberry and violet aromas; the attack is harmonious, has a cut and ends multi-faceted on notes of leather, wood and of course lots, lots of fruit. Reliable also in this vintage." Vinum

    "Dark glowing ruby. In the nose at first somewhat reserved, shows with a little air notes of cinnamon, gingerbread, ripe Amarena cherries. On the palate densely woven tannin with a polished touch, beautiful fruit core, balanced, flows elegantly along." Falstaff

    "One of the many highlights in this range, the 2016 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Badia a Passignano is the most refined, elegant wine Antinori has made from their Badia a Passignano property. Medium in body and lithe, but with plenty of the fruit intensity that is typical of this site, the 2016 Badia captures a striking middle ground of richness and finesse that is captivating. Lavender, mint, blue/purplish fruit and licorice are all beautifully delineated. The gradual move towards less concentration in the cellar and larger 300 and 500-liter barrels has paid off handsomely. This is such a gorgeous Chianti Classico." Vinous

    "A lush, round version, featuring milk chocolate hints and cherry, plum, almond and earth flavors. Dense, with dusty tannins. The vibrant acidity keeps all the elements defined on the lingering aftertaste." Wine Spectator

    "Badia a Passignano is one of the last vineyards to mature and one of the first to start, so it always has a very long growing cycle. The spring began with good weather with budbreak coming about ten days early, followed by a cool, early summer and a hot August. The Sangiovese-based 2016 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Badia a Passignano shows some real ripeness on the close with more red and purple fruit rather than black fruit characteristics. This is a very traditional expression of the Tuscan grape and the least international of Marchesi Antinori's offerings. It's the kind of classic Sangiovese that belongs on the table next to a pappardelle with your favorite ragù." Robert Parker

    "Badia a Passignano's 65 hectares sit at 300 metres above sea level on limestone rich clay in the area of San Casciano Val di Pesa. A selection of the best bunches of Sangiovese, the 2016 Gran Selezione is gorgeous, yet discreet rather than flashy. It is also immediately appealing with lovely clarity of red cherry and violets. Savoury hints of iron and stone emerge on the palate. This boasts silky sophisticated tannins, a tactile powdery texture, beautifully integrated oak and vibrant acidity. A elegantly balanced package." Decanter

    "This is a wonderful pure sangiovese with wet earth, mushrooms, pine and cedar with black cherries. Full body. Dense and layered with ripe tannins, yet there’s vivid and energetic acidity. It drives to the end and pulls you in. Top stuff." James Suckling

    35,97 €

    09182216 · 0,75 l · 47,96 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

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    Product Details
    • Wine Classics: Chianti
    • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
    • Cultivation: conventional
    • Expansion: 12 months large wooden barrel
    • Development: wooden barrel
    • Filtration: yes
    • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
    • Closure: Natural cork
    • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
    • Storage Potential: 2029+
    • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
    Character
    • Strong / spicy / earthy
    • Wine for Meditation
    • Wine for Fireplace/Tobacco Lovers
    Fits to:
    • Dark Poultry
    • Grilled of any Kind
    • Cheese well matured
    • Pizza / Pasta / Casseroles and Co.
    • Hearty wild Dishes
    stored air-conditioned
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