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Badia A Coltibuono Chianti Classico 2008

Badia A Coltibuono Chianti Classico 750ml 2008     
Sku: 1561791

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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. 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 – minimal use of oak, careful replanting of high-density vineyards, investment in a new state of the art winery and ICEA organic certification are testaments to their unwavering dedication to preserving the legacy of this historic property.

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 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. ”

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: Sangiovese
Type: Still wine
 
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