Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico Riserva 2016
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.
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: 15-40 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: 22.000
Alcoholic content (%): 13,5
Recommended serving temperature: 18°C
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
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.
Terroir Sense Wine Review Ian D’Agata 2021 – 95 pt.
Tony Wood 2021 – 95 pt.
Hipster Wine Thomas Taddeo 2021 – 9.2 pt.
Falstaff 2020 – 94 pt.
Wine Advocate 2019 – 93 pt.
Slow Wine 2020 – Vino Slow
Vini Buoni d’Italia 2020 – Crown + Audience Award
Essentian Guide to Italian Wine 2020 – 93 pt.
AIS Vitae 2020 – 4 viti
James Suckling 2019 – 92 pt.