Awards Vintage 2011Vinous - Antonio Galloni 201594/100James Suckling 201592/100Vini Buoni d'Italia 2015CrownWine Enthusiast 201590/100
‘San Zoveto’ which later became ‘Sangioveto’, was the name commonly used in the past
in Chianti for the Sangiovese varietal.
The Sangioveto di Coltibuono was created to honour a tradition dating back to the Middle Ages. It is only produced on better vintages.
2011 was an exceptionally warm summer with almost no rain. The harvest was one of the earliest ever, with grapes fully mature at the beginning of september. This wine shows great intensity paired with the elegance typical of the Sangioveto di Coltibuono.
Harvest period: 19th September - 1st October
Dark ruby colour with shades of purple. Very intense nose with bouquet of balsamic, flowery violet, iris, spices, red fruits, vanilla and cloves.
On the palate it reveals its great structure, dry and savoury supported by balanced acidity, warm and persistent with great aging potential. Supple tannins become refinement of taste, soft and velvety by time.
Altitude and orientation: 260-370 m. s.l.m. Sud, S-W
Soil: Clay, and limestone rock
Age of vineyard: 25 -55 years old
Training system: Guyot
Plant density per hectare: 5500-6600
Grape varieties: Sangiovese 100%
Harvest: Hand-picked. The highest quality grapes from the estate’s oldest vineyards
Vinification: Fermentation with autoctonous yeasts. Cap managed with punchdown. Maceration on the skins for 4-5 weeks
Ageing: 18-20 months in barriques of French oak. 6 months minimum of bottle age before release
No. of bottles produced: 8.600
Alcoholic content (%): 15
Recommended serving temperature: 64°F (18°C)
Serving suggestions: Ribollita (Tuscan bread, bean, and vegetable soup), pheasant, wild game, and stews. Aged cheeses and chocolate