Intense ruby-red in colour. On the nose it has notes of forest berries, marasca cherries and spices. On the palate it is soft, elegant and velvety with good structure that is characterised by soft tannins.
The 2007 harvest was characterised by an early start. A long hot summer followed, a prolonged drought that lasted until the end of August. When the rain finally did arrive, in mid-September, the very welcome rainfall allowed the vines to complete the ripening of the grapes.
Badia a Coltibuono, or "The Abbey of good harvest," lies in the heart of the Chianti Classico area, between Florence and Siena. The Abbey is approximately two thousand years old, but history records date the property back to the Etruscan civilizations of the 3rd century BC. Today, the estate is composed of vineyards, chestnut, walnut and olive trees, all of them lying on one of the best sites in the Chianti area, where the soil is very rich and the climate is mild and sunny all year round. Badia a Coltibuono is very proud to produce some of Tuscany's finest and most noble wines.