Antinori Badia a Passignano Chianti Classico Riserva


Antinori Badia a Passignano Chianti Classico Riserva is produced exclusively from the finest, most highly selected grapes grown on the estate of the same name situated in the Chianti Classico area. The abbey, which is located in an area that has been inhabited at least since the Etruscan period, is one of the finest fortified abbeys in the area. It has been renowned for its wine production for over 1,000 years.

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The Antinori family bought the 325 hectares’ estate around the abbey (which is own by Vallombrosian monks)in 1987, including the use of the monastery cellars. The Badia a Passignano estate has served to take Piero Antinori’s experimental work with Tuscan wines to a higher level, in preparation for the 21st century. “The 1970’s and ’80s, in Tuscany, were characterized primarily by the production of vini da tavola with blends of indigenous and non-indigenous grape varieties, principally due to the lack of careful selection of Sangiovese grapes grown in the ’60s,” he says. “Fundamentally, they were taking an enological rather than a viticultural approach. Ruby red colour with garnet hues. Vibrant aromas of strawberry jam, raspberries and coffee. Mouthfilling soft and well-balanced throughout the palate, the Badia a Passignano is an extremely stylish wine. The aromas of coffee and cocoa powder on the nose are reflected in the aftertaste.


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