2013 Antinori Chianti Classico Badia a Passignano Gran Selzione
Sangiovese - 750ML
  • WS 95
  • JS 95
  • VN 94
  • DC 93

Reg: $59.94

$44.94

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Reg: $59.94

$44.94

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WS 95
Wine Spectator, September 2018
Austere and still reticent, this intense red nonetheless has the hallmarks of a terrific Chianti Classico, saturated with black cherry, black currant, olive, cedar and tobacco flavors that stand up to the beefy tannins... Austere and still reticent, this intense red nonetheless has the hallmarks of a terrific Chianti Classico, saturated with black cherry, black currant, olive, cedar and tobacco flavors that stand up to the beefy tannins. The vibrant acidity keeps this fluid and long. Best from 2020 through 2035. 1,100 cases imported. –BS
JS 95
jamessuckling.com, September 2018
This is very dense, showing the ripeness of the 2013. Chocolate, black truffles and bark. Black cherries galore, too. Full-bodied, round and dense tannins and a flavorful finish. Better in 2020 but already gorgeous.
VN 94
Vinous, January 2018
The 2013 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Badia a Passignano is remarkable wine in many ways. For starters, the 2013 is the first vintage of the Badia a Passignano done entirely in cask and in a more refined style than was... The 2013 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Badia a Passignano is remarkable wine in many ways. For starters, the 2013 is the first vintage of the Badia a Passignano done entirely in cask and in a more refined style than was the norm in the past, when this wine was rather bombastic. Outrageously beautiful, vivid and voluptuous, the wine is dark and enveloping, with tons of character and remarkable finesse. To be sure, this site will always produce ample, broad wines, but the 2013 is also incredibly elegant. -- Antonio Galloni
DC 93
Decanter, February 2018
Owned by Antinori since 1987, the vineyards here surround an abbey dating back to at least the 9th century. The property includes 56ha of Sangiovese planted from selected clones of the nearby Tignanello estate. The wine... Owned by Antinori since 1987, the vineyards here surround an abbey dating back to at least the 9th century. The property includes 56ha of Sangiovese planted from selected clones of the nearby Tignanello estate. The wine is aged primarily in small Hungarian oak barrels, producing 70,000 bottles. An enthralling nose of fennel, fresh earth, smoke and wild berries leads into a palate of equal intrigue. There's a vibrant lift, and refined tannins cling effortlessly to the layers of fruit. Drinking Window 2018 - 2030 Read more at https://www.decanter.com/wine-reviews/italy/tuscany/antinori-chianti-classico-gran-selezione-badia-a-20173#cFrSe2aGWrbLUOkF.99
Color & Type Red
Varietal Sangiovese
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-region Chianti
Vintage 2013

Winery

Antinori

The Antinori family has been involved in the production of wine since 1385 when Giovanni di Piero Antinori became a member of the “Arte Fiorentina”, the Winemakers’ Guild of the city of Florence. During this entire long period, through twenty six generations, the family has always directly managed this work with courageous and, at times, innovative decisions. But always while maintaining a fundamental respect for tradition and for the territory in which they have operated.

Estates currently under the Marchesi Antinori wine empire include Tignanello, Badia a Passignano, Guado Al Tasso, Castello della Sala, Pian Delle Vigne, Peppoli, and Montenisa. While the core of the family's properties and production are focused in Tuscany, additional properties have expanded their regional diversity to include Orvieto Classico and Franciacorta.

The Tenuta Tignanello estate is located between the Greve and Pesa river valleys in the heart of the Chianti Classico appellation. In these 127 hectares (320 acres) of vineyards, the Antinori family, more than anywhere else, has expressed its principles and working philosophy: reconcile tradition and modernity with wines which are strictly and authentically tied to their territories of origin. Solaia and Tignanello, the two iconic wines of the estate, have been defined by the international press as “among the most influential wines in the viticultural history of Italy” and are a constant symbol for the Antinori family of a continuous challenge, one driven by pure passion.

The Guado al Tasso estate is located approximately 50 miles (80 kilometers) to the southwest of the city of Florence, near the medieval hamlet of Bolgheri in the Upper Maremma. Once part of a fiefdom of some 4,048 hectares (over 10,000 acres), today the 1000 hectare/2500 acre property extends from the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea to the inland hills, where the vineyards are cultivated on rocky and slightly calcareous soils. Of these, 300 are under vines which are planted to Vermentino, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Petit Verdot along with small quantities of other grape varieties. In the 1930’s this property was inherited by Carlotta Della Gherardesca who married into the Antinori family.

Today the firm is run by Marquis Piero Antinori with the support of his three daughters, Albiera, Allegra, and Alessia. Tradition, passion, and intuition have been the three driving principles which have led the Marquis Antinori firm to become a leader in Italian wine.