||Selected grapes grown on the estate of the same name situated in the Chianti Classico area
|Composition of the land
||Rocky, slightly limestone soil.
||After destemming and soft crushing, the grapes were placed in stainless steel vats where alcoholic fermentation took place. The phenolic and aromatic components were slower to be extracted than in the hot dry 2003, and in the cellar this meant longer maceration, slightly higher fermentation temperatures and more frequent racking and délestage. After malolactic fermentation the wines were selected, blended and replaced in the same barriques for about 14 months.
||Took place spontaneously by the end of the year when the wine was in new Hungarian oak barriques (300 and 225l ) and a small part in new French 225-litre barrique. Blended and replaced in the same barriques for about 14 months. At the end of the ageing period, every single barrique was tasted and the necessary selections made, after which the wine was bottled, and aged in the bottles for another
||First plates to the gravy, red and white meats, mannered and cheeses, wine from meditation.
||Price Antinori Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Badia a Passignano 2017 € 34.50