Cherry and fresh berries are integrated with elegant and balanced tannins. Good acidity and mineral expression on the long, persistent finish.
Wine Advocate 88 points - Sweet red cherries, flowers, licorice and tobacco are some of the notes that emerge from the 2008 Chianti Classico. This is an attractive, lithe Chianti best suited to near-term drinking. The understated finish adds to the wine’s polished personality. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2018. ” (Aug 2011)
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.
|(90% Sangiovese/10% Canaiolo). Sourced from the Poggino, Vignone, Montebello and Argenina parcels, these 10-35 years old vines are planted on clay and limestone rock and have a southeast/southwest exposure. The grapes were hand-picked and hand-sorted at the winery. Fermented in stainless steel and macerated on its skins for three weeks, it aged for 12 months in French and Austrian oak.
|For almost 1000 years Badia a Coltibuono, literally meaning "abbey of good culture”, has
been producing high quality wines in the district of Gaiole in Chianti. After WWII Piero Stucchi Prinetti transformed Badia a Coltibuono into a modern wine estate. They are
dedicated to Sangiovese and Chianti Classico’s unique terroir through organic farming practices, clonal diversity and the restrained use of new oak. There are two separate wine companies - Badia a Coltibuono for wines made from its estate grown grapes and Coltibuono for its Stucchi Selections, made from grapes purchased through long-term relationships with respected growers in Tuscany. In 2000 Badia a Coltibuono converted its
estate vineyards to organic farming practices. All of its grapes are hand-picked.