BADIA A COLTIBUONO
Chianti Classico Riserva Docg
Awards Vintage 2011Guida Slow Wine 2016Slow WineJames Suckling 201592/100Wine Advocate 201591/100Wine Enthusiast 2016TOP 100 of 2016Wine Spectator 201791/100
The Badia a Coltibuono Riserva, our most classic wine, is made exclusively from autoctonous grapes. It is loved by wine aficionados worldwide and is considered to be a true emblem of the Chianti territory. As a testimony to its long history and traditions, the estate is the proud possessor of a unique patrimony of old Riserva wines which date back as far as 1937. Unfortunately wines preceding this vintage were lost during the Second World War.
Growing Season: Long summer drought followed by the earliest harvest on record. Excellent quality; elegant and intense wines.
Harvest period: 30th August - 10th October
Intense, deep ruby red color with subtle glimmers of garnet. The wine shows a splendid, full nose with hints of blackberries and pleasant notes of tobacco and spice. In the mouth, the wine is soft with an elegant, fresh finish and a persistent, generous acidity in the aftertaste. Full of mature tannins and fruitiness.
Serve at 18° C.
Location: Poggino, Vignone, Montebello, Argenina
Altitude and orientation: 260-370m. slm Sud, S-E, SW
Soil: Clay loam and limestone rock
Age of vineyard: 13-38 years old
Training system: Guyot
Plant density per hectare: 5500-6600
Grape: Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Ciliegiolo, Colorino
Harvest: Hand-picked grapes manually sorted at the winery
Vinification: Fermentation with autoctonous yeasts. Cap managed with punchdown. Maceration on the skins for at least 3 weeks
Ageing: 24 months in casks of French and Austrian oak; four months of bottle age before release
No. of bottles produced: 32.000
Alcoholic content (%): 14,5
Recommended serving temperature: 18°C
Pairings: Roasted meats and game. Aged cheese.