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Badia A Coltibuono Chianti Classico 750ML 2014  
Sku: 02698
Medium-deep ruby. Smoky balsamic and black cherry aromas are complicated by vanilla, minerals and violet. Juicy and sappy in the mouth, with flavors that are slightly less well defined than thos ...more
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Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Sub-Region: Chianti Classico
Grape Varietal: Canaiolo,Sangiovese
Type: Still wine, Organic
Reg. $21.99
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Cherry and fresh berries are integrated with elegant and balanced tannins. Good acidity and mineral expression on the long, persistent finish.

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Medium-deep ruby. Smoky balsamic and black cherry aromas are complicated by vanilla, minerals and violet. Juicy and sappy in the mouth, with flavors that are slightly less well defined than those of the '04 version, and yet this is lovely, fruit-driven brightly acid sangiovese at its best. Finishes clean and moderately long, with a strong tannic backbone. 89 Points Stephen Tanzer
Wine maker notes
This wine, with ICEA organic certification from 2003, is the result of absolutely natural production methods using hand-picked organically grown Sangiovese and Canaiolo grapes from our vineyards at Badia a Coltibuono. It is considered to be one of the most representative wines of the Chianti Classico appellation.

Technical notes
Organically farmed, estate-grown Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Ciliegiolo and Colorino from 10-35 years old vines planted on clay and limestone rock were hand-picked and hand-sorted at the winery. Fermented in stainless steel and macerated on its skins for three weeks, the wine was aged for 12 months in French and Austrian oak.

Producer
For almost 1000 years Badia a Coltibuono, literally meaning ”abbey of good culture”, has been producing high quality wines in the district of Gaiole in Chianti. After WWII Piero Stucchi Prinetti transformed Badia a Coltibuono into a modern wine estate. They are dedicated to Sangiovese and Chianti Classico’s unique terroir through organic farming practices, clonal diversity and the restrained use of new oak. There are two separate wine companies - Badia a Coltibuono for wines made from its estate grown grapes and Coltibuono for its Stucchi Selections, made from grapes purchased through long-term relationships with respected growers in Tuscany. In 2000 Badia a Coltibuono converted its estate vineyards to organic farming practices. All of its grapes are hand-picked.