The color is bright ruby, the nose unveils layers of iris, violet, tobacco, black pepper and marasca cherry. The taste is well balanced, tightly knit with supple tannins, mineral notes, a mouth cleansing fresh acidity. Warm and persistent.
Robert Parker: The 2013 Chianti Classico shows all the signature traits of the Badia a Coltibuono winemaking style. The wine shows a good sense of inner elegance and poise with cassis, red currant, spice, cola and rosemary twig. This is one of the most beautiful properties in Tuscany with wild forests and unexplored bush at its perimeters. The wine shows fine tannins and a silky style. This base Chianti Classico is alway a great value buy, but you get even more bang for you buck thanks to the balanced 2013 vintage.
This wine, made from selected Sangiovese vineyards, is the result of collaboration with a small number of local producers, located in the best Chianti Classico micro-zones. The selected grapes go through the vinification process separately and are then aged for a few months in casks of French oak and barriques from Allier. This is followed by a period of refinement in the bottle.
|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.