2015 Badia a Passignano Chianti Classico, Antinori

The 2015 Badia a Passignano is aged in large wooden barrels, allowing a softness and balance to the fruit. There's crunchy cherries, spice and a hint of leather, with a long, moreish finish. A fantastic Chianti from the Antinori family.

Critic score
94/100
Pricing
Bottle
In stock
£32.08
Case, 6 Bottles
In stock
£192.48

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Chianti Classico (DOCG), Toscana, Italy (Central), Italy
  • Grape
    Sangiovese/Brunello
  • Maturity
    Young 2020 - 2030
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Classification
    DOCG - Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita
2015 Badia a Passignano Chianti Classico, Antinori

TASTING NOTES

The 2015 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Badia a Passignano is a pure expression of Sangiovese. Fruit is sourced from the San Donato area of the appellation that is not an official subzone yet but is increasingly emerging as such. This wine is distinguished by a beautiful level of openness and softness (on the Sangiovese spectrum, which means you also get a bright dose of acidity). That softness or lushness comes in part due to the warm vintage but also thanks to the winemaking approach that relies on larger barrels (from 300 to 500 liters) and Hungarian oak that tends to be more porous and thickly textured for increased passage of oxygen. The wine offers beautiful balance between its dark fruit and savory spice comments. This Chianti Classico Gran Selezione was not produced in 2014.

Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (September 2018)
94/100

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