Intense, deep red color. Delicate aromas of wild blackberries and pleasant, spicy notes. Balanced, full flavored with good acidity. The highest quality Sangiovese grapes were selected from Montebello and Argenina, the estate's oldest vineyards. The 35-55 years old vines are planted on soil of clay and limestone rock. Fermented in stainless steel with daily punch downs and macerated on its skins for 4-5 weeks, it aged for18-20 months in French oak barriques (25% new) followed by an additional six months of bottle aging.
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.