Badia a Coltibuono Cultus Chianti Classico Riserva 2017

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Badia a Coltibuono Cultus Chianti Classico Riserva 2017

Country - Italy

Region - Tuscany

Grape Varieties - Sangiovese 80%, Other Varieties 20%

Alcohol by volume - 14.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Badia A Coltibuono

Tasting notes - Elegant balsamic notes prelude layers of cherry, floral notes, licorice, and chocolate. Warm on the palate but with great harmony between the full texture and a lifted finish.

Awards
94 pts, James Suckling, 2021

Badia a Coltibuono Cultus Chianti Classico Riserva 2017

A modern expression of Chianti showing elegant layers of
balsamic notes, cherry, liquorice and chocolate with
great harmony between its full texture and a lifted 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
After an exceptionally dry winter and a spring frost that fortunately only marginally
affected the vineyard, the 2017 summer was one of the hottest and driest on record.
Due to the extreme drought, there was a significant amount of grapes lost to the wild
animals. The result was a small harvest, but one of great quality, due to the many years
of organic soil management using compost and cover crops that over time increase
the amount of organic substance and the drought resistance of the vines.
Vineyard
'Cultus' in Latin means cultivation and this 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 metres 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 south and east-facing aspects to
maximise 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 at controlled temperatures below 28°C in
stainless steel tanks. Maceration on the skins, lasted for 20 to 35 days on the skins, using
delicate techniques to maximise the expression of complexity and balance in the
grapes. The wine was matured for 14 to 16 months in 225-litre French oak barriques, of
which no more than 10% were new.
Tasting Note
Elegant balsamic notes prelude layers of cherry, floral notes, liquorice and chocolate.
Warm on the palate but with great harmony between the full texture and a lifted finish.
Grape
Sangiovese 80%, Other Varieties 20%

Awards
94 pts, James Suckling, 2021

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