Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico 2019

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Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico 2019

Country - Italy

Region - Tuscany

Grape Varieties - Sangiovese 90%, Other Varieties 10%

Alcohol by volume - 13.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Badia A Coltibuono

Tasting notes - Full of charm, this Chianti Classico unveils layered aromas of iris, violet, tobacco, black pepper and ripe cherry and leads to a beautifully balanced palate, with tightly knit and supple tannins. Warm and persistent, with an elegant mineral note on the finish.

Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico 2019

Warm and supple with layers of violet, tobacco, black
pepper, and cherry. Full of charm, this is beautifully
balanced with an elegant mineral note on the finish.
Producer Note
Badia e 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 flavour profiles of the region.
Vintage
Spring rainfall and a summer season characterized by moderate heat gave strength to
the vineyards, resulting in the optimal development of the grapes. Careful soil
management contributed to the ideal ripening. The 2019 harvest took place between
18th September 11th October and produced good yields of excellent quality fruit.
Vineyard
The grapes come from the heart of the Sienese part of Chianti Classico, from Monti
(Gaiole) and Vitignano Castelnuovo Berardenga. The wine is made from Sangiovese
and the traditional complementary varieties of Colorino, Canaiolo, and Ciliegiolo. The
newer vines have been replanted using the traditional 'massal selection' propagation
method, which involves taking cuttings from the exceptionally old vines on the property;
this is key to Badia a Coltibuono's vision and its relationship with the terroir and its
history. The vineyard is situated 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 to nourish the vines, and limestone rock which
produces elegant wines. The vines are planted with varied aspects, predominantly
facing south and east facing 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.
Winemaking
The grapes were hand-harvested, with manual sorting in the winery if required.
Fermentation took place with wild yeasts and at controlled temperatures below 28°C,
with maceration on the skins lasting 12 to 18 days. Delicate techniques were used to
maximize the expression of complexity and balance in the grapes. The wine was
matured in 20 to 25 hectolitre casks of seasoned French and Austrian oak, lasting for
approximately one year.
Tasting Note
Full of charm, this Chianti Classico unveils layered aromas of iris, violet, tobacco, black
pepper, and ripe cherry and leads to a beautifully balanced palate, with tightly knit
and supple tannins. Warm and persistent, with an elegant mineral note on the finish.
Grape
Sangiovese 90%, Other Varieties 10%

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