Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva 2018, Italy

The Badia a Coltibuono Riserva is made exclusively from autoctonous grapes. It is loved by wine aficionados worldwide and is considered to be a true emblem of the Chianti territory. As a testimony to its long history and traditions, the estate is the proud possessor of a unique patrimony of old Riserva wines which date back as far as 1937. Unfortunately wines preceding this vintage were lost during the Second World War. Intense, deep ruby red color with subtle glimmers of garnet. The wine shows a splendid, full nose with hints of blackberries and pleasant notes of tobacco and spice. In the mouth, the wine is soft with an elegant, fresh finish and a persistent, generous acidity in the aftertaste. Full of mature tannins and fruitiness. Zone of production: Monti in Chianti (SI). Location: Poggino, Vignone, Montebello, Argenina. Soil: Clay loam and limestone rock. Age of vineyard: 14-39 years old. Grape: Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Ciliegiolo, Colorino. Harvest: Hand-picked grapes manually sorted at the winery. Vinification: Fermentation with autoctonous yeasts. Cap managed with punchdown. Maceration on the skins for at least 3 weeks. Ageing: 24 months in casks of French and Austrian oak; four months of bottle age before release.