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Antinori 2008 Badia A Passignano Chianti Classico

The wine, one with an important impact, shows an intense ruby red in its tonality. It is complex on the nose with aromas of red berry fruit, raspberries, blackberries, and ripe cherries in addition to its notes of spice and licorice on the finish. The flavors are ripe and sweet and are sustained by substantial tannins, round and ample in support of the supple and velvety structure. Long and persistent, its tonic acidity is a classic characteristic of the Sangiovese cultivated at the Badia a Passignano.

 Producer Marchesi Antinori
 Region Chianti
 Country Italy
 Varietals Sangiovese
 Vintage 2008

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About the Producer

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Marchesi Antinori

San Casciano Val di Pesa, Florence, Italy San Casciano Val di Pesa, Florence, Italy

The Antinori family has been involved in the production of wine for over six centuries, ever since, in 1385, Giovanni di Piero Antinori entered as a member, the “Arte Fiorentina”, the Winemakers’ Guild of the city of Florence. During this entire long period, thorough twenty six generations, the family...

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