Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico Riserva 2013

Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico Riserva 2013

Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico Riserva 2013

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.

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Specifications

Zone of production: Monti in Chianti (SI)
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.

Vintage notes

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: 16th september  – 11th october

Tasting Notes

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.

Awards

Slow Wine 2018 Vino Slow
James Suckling 92 pt.
Wine Enthusiast 91 pt.
Wine Advocate 90 pt.