2017 Marchesi Antinori Badia a Passignano

$51.95 $75.00 (-31%)

Ruby red in the glass and in the bouquet, where cherries lead the way towards delicate floral notes and milk chocolate. 2017 was a wild vintage with lower than average yields, but this wine captures its soft, generous side with a rich, lively palate and supple, velvety tannins. Medium to full-bodied, the balanced, fruit-forward style delivers loads of character and persistence.

There just aren't many on the level of Piero Antinori. Process this for a moment: He represents the 25th generation in an unbroken string of vintners, beginning in 1385. 26 generations! His family started accumulating knowledge about vineyard and cellar practices when Chaucer was working on The Canterbury Tales. It's difficult to comprehend. His lifetime experience cannot be overstated as he has literally been involved with wine his entire life. In fact, one of his first memories is of German soldiers shooting barrels in his family's cellars as Europe descended into chaos at the end of WWII. He has a truly encyclopedic knowledge of what it means to be a winemaker, and he understands that he is a vital link from his family's past to its future as the Antinori footprint expands across the globe.

Chianti Classico
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750 ml Bottle

James Suckling

A linear, nervy red with black-cherry, milk-chocolate and walnut aromas and flavors. It’s medium-to full-bodied with a racy finish. Drink or hold.