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