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Antinori Badia a Passignano Gran Selezione Chianti Classico 2019

Tuscany

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HK$448   each
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RRP HK$750 
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HK$428  in any 6+
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Palate Profile

Badia a Passignano is ruby red in colour. Its nose has remarkable intensity: notes of ripe red fruit, cherries in alcohol and sour cherries delicately blend with soft balsamic notes and hints of aromatic herbs. Its bouquet is completed by spicy notes of clove and chocolate. On the palate, its rich entry gives way to well-integrated tannins, sustained by sapidness and excellent freshness.

Badia a Passignano 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

Critic Awards

A dense, rich red highlighted by black cherry, blackberry and blueberry flavors, with flashes of vanilla and toasty oak underscored by mineral and wild herbs. Features fine balance and texture. A tannic structure emerges on the earth-tinged finish, suggesting this will need another 2-3 years before it hits its stride. One for the cellar.

Marchesi Antinori's 2019 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Badia a Passignano embraces a ripe fruit profile with sweet cherry and baked plum. Fruit at the Badia a Passignano estate matures very nicely, Marchesi Antinori General Manager Renzo Cotarella tells me. He describes the 2019 season as having abundant rain in the spring and then showing heat that lasted for a good part of the summer. This estate has a total of 56 hectares of vines, but this bottle is born from a selection from 20 hectares.

Lots of violets and blue fruit, as well as black cherries on the nose. Full-bodied with slightly chewy tannins. Rich and layered. Yet, the tannins are long and intense.

Accents of menthol and licorice give a cool herbal edge to this wine’s vibrant raspberry and blackberry flavors. Bold and rich in style, the wine is layered with hints of warm spice and creamy milk chocolate that evolve into baked clay and leather tones. Those flavors should knit together even more gracefully in a few years.

Region and Grapes

Region: Tuscany
Grape: Sangiovese
ABV: 14%

Cellaring Potential

Best from 2024 through 2038.

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