Antinori Badia a Passignano, Chianti Classico DOCG, Italy 2010

Antinori Badia a Passignano, Chianti Classico DOCG, Italy 2010


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 Seleccione 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.

From a great vintage, this is a sensational Chianti Classico, as great as Brunello!

Drink now - 2023

(Incl. 19% VAT, €43,33 / liter)

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92 points, Wine Spectator: Leather and licorice notes frame a core of cherry in this rich, dense red. Graphite, tobacco and smoke notes add interest as this unwinds on the long, savory aftertaste. Balanced, with a firm, minerally finish.

Falstaff Magazine: 91/100




Antinori is one of the largest and most prominent wine producer 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.