Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico Riserva 2017

Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico Riserva 2017

Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico Riserva 2017

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.

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Awards

BAC Riserva award


Specifications

Zone of production: Gaiole in Chianti – Monti in Chianti
Location: Chianti Classico
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 and traditional grapes
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: 35.000
Alcoholic content (%): 14
Recommended serving temperature: 16-18°C (60,8-64,4° F)

Vintage notes

Growing Season 2017: after an exceptionally dry winter and a spring frost that fortunately affected us only marginally, the summer was one of the hottest and driest on record.  Due to the extreme drought there was a significant amount of grapes lost to the wild animals, deer and wild boar.  The result was a small harvest, but of great quality thanks to the many years of organic soil management using compost and cover-crop that over time increase the amount of organic substance and the drought resistance of the vines.

Harvest period: 18th September – 27th 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 2022 – Vino Slow
Vinous A. Galloni 2021 – 93 pt.
Jancis Robinson.com by W. Speller 2021 – 17,5 pt.