Badia A Coltibuono Chianti Classico Riserva 2019



Badia A Coltibuono Chianti Classico Riserva 2018

92pts – James Suckling

The Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico Riserva, our most classic wine, 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.

Growing Season 2018

Spring temperatures, higher than the seasonal average, led to an early bud break, accompanied by frequent rains in May. Temperatures began to rise in June and were offset by sporadic summer rains. Ideal weather conditions and bio managed soil particularly receptive to rainwater favored a balanced growth of the fruits. Medium high yield and excellent quality.

Harvest period:  September 18th – October 3rd

Tasting Notes

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: Gaiole in Chianti – Monti in Chianti
Location: Chianti Classico
Altitude and orientation: 260-370m. slm Sud, S-E, SW
Soil: Clay loam and limestone rock
Training system: Guyot
Plant density per hectare: 5500-6600
Grape: Sangiovese and traditional grapes
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
No. of bottles produced: 40.000
Alcoholic content (%): 14
Recommended serving temperature: 16-18°C (60,8-64,4° F)