Marchesi Antinori Badia a Passignano, Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG, Italy 2011

Marchesi Antinori Badia a Passignano, Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG, Italy 2011


The Badia a Passignano Abbey is situated three kilometers to the south of the Antinori's most famous Tenuta Tignanello estate.

Antinori's Badia a Passignano Chianti Classico Gran Selezione is known for its ripe, intense and rich character. The wine shows aromas of both of fruit and the typical sensations of oak, which blends harmonically and offer as well balsamic and graphite notes on the nose. The palate is rich, with supple and balanced tannins along with the vibrant freshness typical of Sangiovese. Almost like a Brunello!

From a classic 2011 vintage, this is a sensational, beautiful Chianti Classico. 

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94 points, James Suckling: Dark berry and blueberry aromas with hints of lemon and floral undertones. Full body, silky tannins and a hazelnut, chocolate complexity to the whole thing. Delicious and flavorful yet always remains balanced.

Antonio Galloni: 93/100

Falstaff Magazine: 92/100





Antinori is one of the largest and most prominent wine producers in Italy. The Chianti Classico region forms the focus of operations, though the company has interests in various countries.

The history of the house dates back to the 14th-century, after the silk-weaving family moved to Florence and began to cultivate vines. In 1900, Antinori added the Tignanello vineyard to its portfolio, and Niccolò Antinori and his son Piero began to experiment with then unheard-of winemaking techniques and grape varieties. The first vintage of Tignanello was released in 1971, this wine was the first in the region to combine Sangiovese with non-traditional international varieties, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.