Located in the Gaiole district of Chianti, Badia a Coltibuono translates to "Abbey of the Good Harvest.” Founded in the 11th century by Vallombrosan monks, the Stucchi Prinetti family became the second set of owners when they bought the 173 acre property in 1846.
Over the years, the family has carefully built a significant stock of ancient Sangiovese clones-this assures a continuous supply of quality grapes as well as clonal diversity. Estate fruit is used for the Badia a Coltibuono line and grapes for Coltibuono Selections are purchased through the family's long-term relationships with respected growers in Tuscany. Minimal use of oak and thoughtful plantings of high-density vineyards enables natural, honest expressions of varietal, vintage and terroir. In 1996 a state-of-the-art winery was built in Monti and in 2003, the Badia a Coltibuono wines were awarded ICEA organic certification.
|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.