Badia a Coltibuono Montebello 2016

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Badia a Coltibuono Montebello 2016

Country - Italy

Region - Tuscany

Grape Varieties - Canaiolo 11%, Ciliegiolo 11%, Colorino 11%, Fogliatonda 11%, Malvasia Nera 11%, Mammolo 11%

Alcohol by volume - 15%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Badia A Coltibuono

Tasting notes - This rare and harmonious blend of nine indigenous varieties from Chianti, result in a richly concentrated and complex wine, with black fruits, herbal nuances and peppery spice, enveloped in a silky texture.

Badia a Coltibuono Montebello 2016

This rare blend of nine indigenous varieties from Chianti
results in a richly concentrated and silky wine, with black
fruits, herbal nuances, and peppery spice.
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
The mild winter with above-average temperatures, combined with a rainy February and
March led to early budding of the vines and subsequent flowering at the end of April.
The grass in the vineyard and the warm and dry climate of July and August were
decisive elements that resulted in an excellent quality harvest.
Vineyard
Badia a Coltibuono has been engaged in the study and recovery of the native,
ancient varieties. Paying homage to traditional Chianti wines (which could include up
to 100 varieties), this is an assemblage of nine traditional varieties in equal proportions
and is the antithesis of the contemporary single varietal wines. The vineyard is situated
in Monti, Chianti at 250 to 330 meters elevation, where breezes help to ventilate the
vines and keep them healthy. The limestone clay-rich soils retain water and minerals,
nourishing the vines and producing elegant wines. The vines are planted with
predominantly south and east-facing aspects to maximise exposure to the sun. This
combination of soils and aspects in Monti are the essential factors that impart depth
and elegance to the Montebello IGT wine. 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 and each variety was vinified separately.
Fermentation took place with wild yeasts at controlled temperatures below 28°C in 5-
hectolitre open-top tonneaux. Extended maceration on the skins lasted 40 to 60 days
with manual punch-downs to maximise the expression of complexity and balance. The
wine was matured for 12 months in 225-liter French oak barriques, of which no more
than 10% were new, followed by 6-8 months in cask after blending.
Tasting Note
This rare and harmonious blend of nine indigenous varieties from Chianti results in a
a richly concentrated and complex wine, with black fruits, herbal nuances, and peppery
spice enveloped in a silky texture.
Grape
Canaiolo 11%, Ciliegiolo 11%, Colorino 11%, Fogliatonda 11%, Malvasia Nera 11%,
Mammolo 11%

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