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Badia A Coltibuono Chianti Classico 2008

Badia A Coltibuono Chianti Classico 750ml 2008       
Sku: 6643

Located in the Gaiole district of Chianti, Badia a Coltibuono translates to “Abbey of the Good Harvest. Founded in the 11th century by Vallombrosan monks, the Stucchi Prinetti family became the second set of owners when they bought the property in 1846. Currently managed by the 6th consecutive generation, the family continues to balance tradition with innovation. The family owns 173 acres in the heart of Chianti. Estate fruit is used for the Badia a Coltibuono line and grapes for Coltibuono Selections are purchased through the family’s long-term relationships with respected growers in Tuscany Over the years, the family has carefully built a significant stock of ancient Sangiovese clones which assures quality as well as clonal diversity. Minimal use of oak and thoughtful plantings of high-density vineyards enables natural, honest expressions of varietal, vintage and terroir. In 1996 a state-of-the-art winery was built in Monti and in 2003, Badia a Coltibuono wines were awarded ICEA organic certification.

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

 Wine Advocate 88 points (Aug 2011)
Sweet red cherries, flowers, licorice and tobacco are some of the notes that emerge from the 2008 Chianti Classico. This is an attractive, lithe Chianti best suited to near-term drinking. The understated finish adds to the wine’s polished personality. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2018. ”

Wine maker notes
This wine, with ICEA organic certification from 2003, is the result of absolutely natural production methods using hand-picked organically grown Sangiovese and Canaiolo grapes from our vineyards at Badia a Coltibuono. It is considered to be one of the most representative wines of the Chianti Classico appellation.

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, Organic
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