Badia a Coltibuono Sangioveto 2015

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Badia a Coltibuono Sangioveto 2015

Country - Italy

Region - Tuscany

Grape Varieties - Sangiovese 100%

Alcohol by volume - 14%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Badia A Coltibuono

Tasting notes - A warm, savoury and concentrated wine offering an array of fragrant aromas of red fruits, balsamic notes, floral, toasty spice, vanilla and cloves all unfolding into the palate. Great structure is supported by balanced acidity and supple tannins through to an everlasting finish.

Awards
92 pts, James Suckling, 2019
92 pts, Wine Advocate, 2019

Badia a Coltibuono Sangioveto 2015

A warm and savoury wine offering an array of red fruits,
balsamic notes, toasty spice, vanilla and clove, all
unfolding into the palate, through to a long, refined 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 the 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 cycle started early in 2015, after a mild, almost frostless winter. Abundant winter
and spring rains replenished the ground water reserves essential for the warm summer
that ensued. The first heat wave hit in late May, followed by 10 weeks of very hot
weather between mid-July and mid-August . Mild autumn weather with just the right
amount of rain resulted in an excellent yield of extremely healthy, high quality grapes.
Vineyard
The wine is made from 100% Sangiovese vines, and from old vines. 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 and nourishes the vines throughout the warm summer growth period; and
limestone rock which is renowned for producing elegant wines. The vines are planted
with predominantly south and east facing orientation 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
In 1980 when this wine was introduced, a pure 100% Sangiovese was not allowed in
DOCG Chianti Classico. While many were innovating using international varieties, Badia
a Coltibuono created a Super Tuscan made from 100% Sangiovese. The grapes were
hand-harvested and fermented with wild yeasts at controlled temperatures below 28°C
in 35 hectolitre upright oak tanks. Extended maceration on the skins, lasted 45 to 130
days, with manual punchdowns to maximise the expression of complexity and
balance. 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
A warm, savoury and concentrated wine offering an array of fragrant aromas of red
fruits, balsamic notes, floral, toasty spice, vanilla and cloves all unfolding into the
palate. Great structure is supported by balanced acidity and supple tannins through
to an everlasting finish.
Grape
Sangiovese 100%

Awards
92 pts, James Suckling, 2019
92 pts, Wine Advocate, 2019

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