The Chianti Classico Badia a Coltibuono 2018 is a proud representative of the appellation. The wine opens with hints of wild cherry, red currant and delicate spices. Badia a Coltibuono always does an excellent job of expressing the fresh and somewhat wild nature of this sub-area of Gaiole in Chianti.
Located in Gaiole in Chianti, the history of Badia a Coltibuono dates back to 1051 and to the order of the Vallombrosan monks. The current owners are the brothers Emanuela, Roberto, Paolo and Guido Stucchi Prinetti.
The hectares of vineyards are 74 for the most part in the Monti sub-area, always in the municipality of Gaiole in Chianti.
With a thousand years of wine history behind them, the Stucchi Prinetti feel the responsibility of safeguarding the territory. Badia a Coltibuono was one of the first to adopt sustainable practices in the Chianti Classico area and was at the forefront of bringing the entire region to organic farming. All the grapes on the estate are now organically grown. The vinification takes place in the winery’s vinification plant, technologically and architecturally advanced, located among the vineyards not far from the abbey. The structure was designed to have minimal environmental impact. The winemaking philosophy of Badia a Coltibuono foresees vinification with indigenous yeasts, both in wood and in stainless steel, with aging mainly in large barrels or used oak barrels.
One of Badia a Coltibuono’s pride is the heritage of ancient Sangiovese settlers, used to replant key sites at higher densities, of 7-8,000 Sangiovese plants per hectare.