Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico 2016
This wine 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.
Zone of production: Monti in Chianti (SI)
Location: Poggino, Vignone, Montebello, Argenina
Altitude and orientation: 260-370m. s.l.m. Sud, SE, SW
Soil: Clay, and limestone rock
Age of vineyard: 15-40 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: 128.000
Alcoholic content (%): 14
Recommended serving temperature: 18°C
Pairings: First courses such as pasta. Meat dishes and moderately aged cheeses.
The mild winter with temperatures above average and the rains of February/March led to an early sprouting of the vines, with subsequent flowering in the last days of April. The hails of may have damaged part of the clusters, lowering the overall production. The grass in the vineyard and the warm and dry climate of July and August have been decisive elements to arrive at a great harvest in terms of quality. The harvest ended the first days of October. Excellent quality of the grapes. A rigorous control of the machining processes has produced excellent wines.
Harvest period: 7th September – 3th 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.
Wine & Spirits 2019 – 90 pt. Best Buy
Wine Advocate 2018 – 90 pt.
Vini Buoni d’Italia 2019 Golden Star + Audience Award
Legambiente Vini Bio 2018 – Migliori vini bio d’Italia
Falstaff Trophy 2019 – 93 pt.
Sakura Japan Women’s Wine 2019 – Silver