Badia A Coltibuono

"The thousand-year-old "abbey of good culture" has belonged to the Giuntini family, now Stucchi Prinetti, since 1846. Its name literally signifies the abbey's role in Western European cultural history as a place of worship and spiritual refuge as well as a center of learning and agricultural laboratory.
After WWII Piero Stucchi Prinetti transformed Coltibuono into a modern estate, selling instead of cellaring its best Chiantis and creating international branding for the Coltibuono name, as well as promoting Tuscan extra virgin olive oil. A devotion to Badia and a respect for itsLatium history guides the current, seventh generation family members. Their
challenge is to maintain the integrity of Sangiovese and Chianti Classi- co's unique terroir through organic farming practices, clonal diversity, restrained use of new oak and excluding nonindigenous grapes. Coltibuono's estate includes a B&B and apartments for farm holidays, a restaurant, a culinary school and is open for visits and tastings.
Vineyards and Vinification: The estate is situated on the Chianti region's highest hills. Total acreage is 2,282: 180 vineyards and 44 olive groves. After ten centuries of uninterrupted agricultural tradition, all Coltibuono's estate grapes are now organically grown, and vinified using natural yeast. The first leading wine-producing firm in Chianti to wholly return to environmental sustainability, Coltibuono is also dedicated to the preservation and vinification of Sangiovese, producing three different Chianti Classico wines and one IGT wine exclusively from Sangiovese.
Their new, architecturally arresting and technologically innovative winery has minimal environmental impact and uses gravity flow, manual grape sorting, gentle conveyance of de-stemmed fruit to the fermentation tanks, smaller size vats for separate vinifications, a piston cap punch-down system, native yeasts and mostly maturation in casks over small barrels. The estate also produces a line of "Coltibuono" wines, made from grapes selected from small growers in Tuscany."

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Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico Estate 2016
93  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 93"A ripe style, this sports cherry, raspberry, violet and mineral aromas and flavors, matched to a tensile structure, revealing fine balance and length. Best from 2021 through 2033."
Item Number: 33405
Case: $107.70

Badia A Coltibuono Chianti Classico Reserva Estate 2015
93  Decanter 
Decanter 93 Coltibuono's vineyards are in the southern reaches of the Gaiole commune, planted with a massal selection from the estate's oldest vines. Only indigenous grapes - Canaiolo, Ciliegiolo and Colorino - are blended with Sangiovese in this traditionally crafted Riserva. It's an elegant,
Item Number: 32941
Case: $185.70
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Coltibuono Chianti Cetamura 2016
"Intense bright ruby red, cherry and blackberry nose with cinnamon and clove nuances. Full and well-balanced, soft but tasty, with good structure. Pleasant acidity, clean and persistent aftertaste."~Winery Notes
Item Number: 27521
Case: $119.40

Badia A Coltibuono Chianti Classico Reserva Estate 2013
93  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 93 “Leather, cherry, spice, woodsy and iron notes highlight this red. Balanced and solidly built, in a traditional style, with a long, densely structured aftertaste.” Drink now through 2035.—B.S.   Wine Advocate 90 "Badia a Coltibuono always promotes a traditional and streamlined

Badia A Coltibuono Chianti Classico Reserva Estate 2012
"From Organic Grapes  The Badia a Coltibuono 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

Coltibuono Chianti Cetamura 2015
90  James Suckling 
James Suckling 90"A fine and silky red with plum and chocolate character, medium body and a fresh finish. Real Chianti. Drink now." —James Suckling

Badia A Coltibuono Chianti Classico Reserva 2011
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Enthusiast 93 Top 100 #93 "Forest floor, new leather, ripe, dark-skinned berry and hint of blue flower are some of the scents you'll discover on this structured, polished red. The smooth, delicious palate offers layers of fleshy black cherry, baking spice and dried Mediterranean herb while

Coltibuono Chianti Cetamura 2014
88  James Suckling 
James Suckling 88"Aromas of cherries and dried berries with hints of lemon. Medium body, bright acidity and delicious fruit. Nicely done considering the difficulty of the vintage. A blend of sangiovese and canaiolo." Drink now.

Coltibuono 'Robert Stucchi' Chianti Classico 2013
Vintage notes "The 2013 vintage has been a longer and cooler growing season compared to recent years. The harvest lasted until late October. The wines show good concentration, perfect maturation paired with great elegance. A smaller crop of excellent quality." Tasting Notes "Luminous ruby color.

Badia a Coltibuono 'Bennone' Chianti Classico 2011
90  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 90 "Blue flower, woodland berries and spice lead the nose on this vibrant blend made from 80% Sangiovese and 20% Canaiolo and Colorino, all organically farmed. The juicy palate delivers wild cherry and raspberry accented with notes of black pepper and cinnamon alongside chewy

Coltibuono 'Robert Stucchi' Chianti Classico 2011
89  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 89"Here’s a luminous Chianti Classico, offering upfront wild cherry, violet and iris aromas. The bright palate delivers red cherry and cinnamon flavor alongside notes of truffle and licorice. Young and forward, this is already enjoyable." —Kerin O’Keefe

Coltibuono Chianti Cetamura 2013
"Sangiovese with a small percentaìge of traditional complementary varieties Vintage notes: Spring was fairly rainy andaverage temperatures were high. A very dry andwarm Summer followed. Some wet and rainy days in September have helped a complete andbalanced growth of vines . Wines have a great

Badia A Coltibuono Chianti Classico Reserva 2008
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 "The 2008 Chianti Classico Riserva is gorgeous, especially for a vintage that was not easy. Black cherries, mint, licorice and tobacco are supported by firm yet well-integrated tannins and lively acidity, both of which should allow the wine to age gracefully for a number of years.

Badia a Coltibuono Cetamura 2010
"Intense bright ruby red, cherry and blackberry nose with cinnamon and clove nuances. Full and well-balanced, soft but tasty, with good structure. Pleasant acidity, clean and persistent aftertaste. Recommended serving temperature: 18C" ~ Winery notes  Stephen Tanzer 88 2008 Badia a Coltibuono

Coltibuono 'Robert Stucchi' Chianti Classico 2011 375ml
"This wine, made from selected Sangiovese vineyards, is the result of a collaboration with a small number of local producers, located in the best Chianti Classico micro-zones. It is intense and fruit-forward, ready for drinking immediately, but over time it gains an added complexity." ~Wine

Coltibuono Cancelli 2011
"The overall personality of the 'Cancelli' remains the same: bright, perfumed aromatics, snappy fruit and vibrant acidity, but there is richer color, bolder fruit and more texture from the Syrah. The wine is still fermented in steel and then bottled without wood ageing to maintain its youthful

Coltibuono 'Robert Stucchi' Chianti Classico 2010
89  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 89 "The 2010 Chianti Classico RS is a major step up from the straight Chiantis in this lineup. Dark red cherries, flowers, tobacco, licorice and mint burst from the glass in this vivacious, expressive wine. I very much like the sense of overall balance and harmony." Anticipated

Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico Riserva 2007
91  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 91 "The 2007 Chianti Classico Riserva shows gorgeous balance in a delicate, perfumed expression of ripe red fruit. It is a relatively subdued 2007, with less of the opulence of most wines in this vintage. Here the sense of proportion is much more classic, with pretty scents of crushed