Badia A Coltibuono Chianti Classico
Located in the Gaiole district of Chianti, Badia a Coltibuono, which translates to “Abbey of the Good
Harvest”, was founded in the 11th century by Vallombrosan monks. The Stucchi Prinetti family purchased
the 173 acre property from the church in 1846.
Over the years, the family has strategically built a significant stock of ancient Sangiovese clones – this
assures a continuous supply of quality grapes as well as clonal diversity. Wines for the Badia a Coltibuono
line are made from estate fruit planted on clay and limestone rock soils in Monti in Chianti while grapes for
Coltibuono selections are purchased from highly respected, local growers. The family remains dedicated
to producing authentic expressions of Chianti – minimal use of oak, careful replanting of high-density
vineyards, investment in a new state of the art winery and ICEA organic certification are testaments to
their unwavering dedication to preserving the legacy of this historic property.
|Cherry and fresh berries are integrated with elegant
and balanced tannins. Good acidity and mineral expression on the long, persistent finish.
|90 Points ~ International Wine Cellar "Bright red. Perfumed nose of redcurrant, minerals and violet. Bright and fresh on the palate, with wonderful clarity and cut and a savory quality to the red fruit, mineral and licorice flavors. Finishes bright, fresh and long."
|Estate-grown Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Viliegiolo and Colorino from 10-35 years old vines planted in the
Poggino, Vignone, Montebello and Argenina parcels on clay and limestone rock were hand-picked and
hand-sorted at the winery. Fermented in stainless steel and macerated on its skins for three weeks, the
wine aged for 12 months in French and Austrian oak.