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Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico Riserva 2018

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Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico Riserva 2018

  • Grapes Sangiovese 90%, Other Varieties 10%
  • Country Italy
  • Region: Tuscany Chianti Classico Riserva
  • Abv 14 %
  • Case size 6 / 75cl
  • Winemaker: Roberto Stucchi Prinetti
  • Closure Diam
  • Deep ruby red, with subtle glimmers of garnet, this Chianti Classico Riserva shows ample notes of blackberries layered with tobacco and spice. The rich yet elegant palate is full of mature fruits, savory overtones, and refined tannins, through to a fresh and balanced finish.

The wine is made from the traditional blend of Sangiovese and the complementary varieties of Colorino, Canaiolo, and Ciliegiolo. The vineyard is situated around the village of Monti, near Siena at 250 to 330 meters elevation, where breezes help to ventilate the vines and keep them healthy. The soils are clay loam with 15-25% clay, which retains water and minerals nourishing the vines; and limestone rock which produces elegant wines. The vines are planted with varied aspects, predominantly facing south and east to maximize exposure to the sun. The vineyard has been organically cultivated since 1995 and certified since 2003. No herbicides or insecticides have been used since 1985 and in 2013 the estate was certified by Delinat.

Badia a Coltibuono is steeped in history, dating back to 1051 when a community of Vallombrosan monks resided in an abbey built on the property, known as ‘Badia’. ‘Cultibuono’ comes from the Latin of the era meaning ‘good harvest’ and the land has always been cultivated respectfully. Since the 2003 vintage, the estate has been certified organic. The 74-hectare estate, which covers the revered Monti subzone, was purchased in 1846 and has been passed down through six generations of the Stucchi Prinetti family. Currently, the estate is run by the present generation, siblings Emanuela, Guido, Paolo, and winemaker Roberto. Crafted in a gravity-fed winery, Roberto Stucchi, the winemaker, has always been an advocate of hands-off winemaking, allowing his wines to express the true aromas and flavor profiles of the region.

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