BADIA A COLTIBUONO CHIANTI CLASSICO 2018 #20 TOP 100

#20 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2021

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93 Points Wine Spectator!  "Though ripe and lush, this is also dense, with pointed tannins giving a physical sensation and lifting the cherry, strawberry and floral flavors. Finds a nice youthful equilibrium in the end, where mouthwatering acidity roams."  Winemaker's notes - The estate Chianti Classico is central in representing Badia a Coltibuono's vision and relationship with its place and its history. Using the traditional blend of Sangiovese and complementary varieties, as well as propagating vines the traditional way - by massal selection - has always been the backbone of the wine. Modern techniques such as vinification by gravity are used to bring forth the best expression of the fruit, but traditional approaches, from indigenous yeast fermentation to aging in oak casks rather than barriques, are central to the authenticity of the wine. The winery's long-established organic practices are also fundamental in the development of the truly unique character of the grapes.  Blend: 90% Sangiovese; 10% Colorino, Canaiolo, and Ciliegiolo