BADIA A COLTIBUONO
Chianti Classico d.o.c.g.
Awards Vintage 2014Vini Buoni d'Italia 2017Golden StarJames Suckling 201690/100Ernesto Gentili 201791/100Altro Consumo Guida Vini 2017Best Buy
This wine, with ICEA organic certification from 2003, is the result of absolutely natural production methods using hand-picked organically grown Sangiovese and Canaiolo grapes from our vineyards at Badia a Coltibuono. It is considered to be one of the most representative wines of the Chianti Classico appellation.
After a mild winter and an early bud-break the summer was variable, and wetter than most of the recent seasons. The long-term use of organic practices helped to achieve perfect maturation and to preserve the health of the grapes. Manual sorting of the grapes at the winery was employed to ensure optimal quality.
Harvest period: 25th September - 7th October
The color is bright ruby, the nose unveils layers of iris, violet, tobacco, black pepper and marasca cherry. The taste is well balanced, tightly knit with supple tannins, mineral notes, a mouth cleansing fresh acidity. Warm and persistent.
Location: Poggino, Vignone, Montebello, Argenina
Altitude and orientation: 260-370m. s.l.m. Sud, SE, SW
Soil: Clay, and limestone rock
Age of vineyard: 13-38 years old
Training system: Guyot
Plant density per hectare: 5500-6600
Grape varieties: Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Ciliegiolo, Colorino
Harvest: Hand-picked grapes manually sorted at the winery
Vinification: Fermentation with indigenous yeasts. Cap managed with punchdown. Maceration on the skins for 3 weeks
Ageing: 12 months in french and austrian oak casks of varying sizes
No. of bottles produced: 143.000
Alcoholic content (%): 13,5
Recommended serving temperature: 18°C
Pairings: First courses such as pasta. Meat dishes and moderately aged cheeses.