Tuscan Patriarch Delivers the Pinnacle Expression of Sangiovese

March 1st, 2018

It’s a whole new era for Chianti Classico! In 2010 the Chianti Classico appellation introduced a new quality designation –Gran Selezione, an effort to further deliver exceptional quality at the level of First Growth Bordeaux and Grand Cru Burgundy. Marchesi Antinori’s Badia a Passignano estate delivers just that; a rich, ripe expression of sangiovese with Grand Cru quality in an approachable and affordable style!

Zachys DC is thrilled to feature the 2012 (Antinori) Badia A Passignano Chianti Classico Gran Selezione (93WE/93AG/92JS), a wine Antonio Galloni called “racy” and “superb,”, while awarding the Gran Selezione 93 points. He is not alone, Kerin O’Keefe of Wine Enthusiast, and James Suckling also share his sentiments on quality and approachability, awarding the 2012 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 93 and 92 points, respectively, while Monica Larner of Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate further notes, “All the elements for a great Chianti Classico are here.” We could not agree more with the overwhelming response from the critics. What we love best along with its approachable style, is the 2012 (Antinori) Badia A Passignano Chianti Classico Gran Selezione delivers Grand Cru quality with value. While Grand Cru Burgundy and First Growth Bordeaux command hundreds of dollars, Antinori’s Chianti Classico Gran Selezione retails for only $34.99, the best price in the country!


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