BADIA A COLTIBUONO
Chianti Classico Riserva Docg
Awards Vintage 2012James Suckling 201692/100Merano Wine Festival 2016GoldGuida Slow Wine 2017Slow Wine
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: Spring was fairly rainy and average temperatures were high. A very dry and warm Summer followed. Some wet and rainy days in September have helped a complete and balanced growth of vines . Wines have a great aromatic base and are high in concentration.
Harvest period: 6th September - 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.
Slow Wine 2017
Location: Poggino, Vignone, Montebello, Argenina
Altitude and orientation: 260-370m. slm Sud, S-E, SW
Soil: Clay loam and limestone rock
Age of vineyard: 14-39 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 (%): 13,5
Recommended serving temperature: 18°C
Pairings: Roasted meats and game. Aged cheese.