About This Wine...
For almost one thousand years the name of Badia a Coltibuono has been linked to the production of high-quality wines. The estate is situated on the highest hills of the Chianti region, in the district of Gaiole in Chianti from where it overlooks the Arno valley to the east and a large part of the Chianti territory to the south west towards Monti in Chianti, where the estate vineyards are to be found. During the course of the 19th century, the former monastery was transformed into a wine estate and today, surrounded by age-old forests, it has become of the most interesting enterprises in rural Tuscany. The main grape variety grown is Sangiovese, 85%, and the remaining 15% consists of complementary varieties. Three hectares have been devoted to the production of Vin Santo del Chianti Classico and planted with Trebbiano and Malvasia. After ten centuries of uninterrupted agricultural tradition, Badia a Coltibuono still uses organic production methods to safeguard its natural assets. Its philosophy of environmental sustainability has made it the first leading wine-producing firm in Chianti to have reached this important objective.
The year 2007, characterized by a winter with mild temperatures and modest precipitation, saw premature flowering in the vineyard. The summer, with variable but not excessive temperatures and
a modest rainfall, favored the maturation of the grapes. The clusters, that had already shown optimal maturation and health, were carefully selected in the vineyards during harvest and hand sorted at the winery.
Awards and Reviews
- Winery listed in Top 100 wineries of the year 2015 by Wine&Spirits Magazine
- 2013 Vintage awarded Tre Bicchieri Gambero Rosso 2016
- 2013 vintage ‘ This polished organic Chianti is flavoursome without being overwhelming.’ Mary Dowey, The Gloss, June 2016