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Badia A Coltibuono Chianti Classico Riserva 2008

Badia A Coltibuono Chianti Classico Riserva 750ml 2008     
Sku: 23532

Located in the Gaiole district of Chianti, Badia a Coltibuono, which translates to “Abbey of the Good Harvest”, was founded in the 11th century by Vallombrosan monks. The Stucchi Prinetti family purchased the 173 acre property from the church in 1846. Over the years, the family has strategically built a significant stock of ancient Sangiovese clones - this assures a continuous supply of quality grapes as well as clonal diversity.

Tasting notes
Cherry and fresh berries are integrated with elegant and balanced tannins. Good acidity and mineral expression on the long, persistent finish.

Rating
 Wine Advocate 91 points (Jun 2012)
The 2008 Chianti Classico Riserva is gorgeous, especially for a vintage that was not easy. Black cherries, mint, licorice and tobacco are supported by firm yet well-integrated tannins and lively acidity, both of which should allow the wine to age gracefully for a number of years. The 2008 could still use another year or two to soften, but it is gorgeous, even today. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2018.

Wine maker notes
Wines for the Badia a Coltibuono line are made from estate fruit planted on clay and limestone rock soils in Monti in Chianti while grapes for Coltibuono selections are purchased from highly respected, local growers. The family remains dedicated to producing authentic expressions of Chianti.

Technical notes
(90% Sangiovese/10% Canaiolo). Sourced from the Poggino, Vignone, Montebello and Argenina parcels, these 10-35 years old vines are planted on clay and limestone rock and have a southeast/southwest exposure. The grapes were hand-picked and hand-sorted at the winery. Fermented in stainless steel and macerated on its skins for three weeks, it aged for 12 months in French and Austrian oak.

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Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Sub-Region: Chianti Classico
Grape Varietal: Canaiolo,Sangiovese
Type: Still wine
 
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