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1998 Marchesi Antinori Badia a Passignano Riserva, Chianti Classico DOCG, Italy

Wine Notes

Indicative blend: 100% Sangiovese

Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $29   From: $29   To: $37

Search Rank 1659 What is search rank?
Over all vintages, this was the 1659th most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year. Search rank last month: 4362nd

Score: 88. When to drink: 2002 to 2017
The Wine-Searcher score of 88/100 is calculated from the following wine critic scores:
Critic Score When to drink
94/100   2002 to 2017
89/100 (11 notes from 9 users )    
88/100    
15/20    
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Price History for 1998 Marchesi Antinori Badia a Passignano Riserva, Chianti Classico DOCG, Italy
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Grape Variety: Sangiovese (Nielluccio)

Sangiovese (or Nielluccio in Corsica), a dark-berried vine, is the most widely planted grape variety in Italy. Virtually synonymous with the red wines of Tuscany, and all the romanticism that goes with the territory, Sangiovese is the core constituent in some of the great names in Italian wine. Italy’s love affair with Sangiovese – and indeed the world’s – is generations old, though recent grapevine research suggests the variety is not as ancient as once thought.

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Region Hierarchy
  • Chianti Classico wine region

    Chianti Classico is the heartland of the Chianti wine region – its traditional and longest-established viticultural area. The term classico is used in this way in several Italian wine regions (Orvieto and Valpolicella, for example), although Chianti is almost certainly the most famous example. This fame is due not just to the high quality of the wines, but also to the classico zone's iconic Tuscan landscape and winemaking traditions. The typical Chianti Classico wine is a ruby-red, Sangiovese-based wine with aromas of violets and cherries and a hint of earthy spice.

    Bottles of Chianti Classico wine are marked by the DOCG's black cockerel logo. While this symbol has a clear practical application ( ... more

  • Tuscany DOCG wine region

    Tuscany is home to some of the world's most famous and highly regarded wines. It ranks slightly behind Piedmont and Veneto in terms of the volume and variety of DOCG wine it produces, yet due to the region's history of artistic, intellectual and cu ... more

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