Morello cherry, lavender, plum, tobacco leaf, sandalwood and blood orange aromatics. Medium bodied and refined, a very well balanced Chianti Classico that is nonetheless branded with powdery, skinsy tannins. Terrific volume of fruit, plush and sensual mouthfeel and piquant acidity that is as sculptural as it is moreish. One of the best Classisco’s we’ve tasted and excellent value. Waters Wine Co
A very typical and beautiful Chianti Classico with cherry, burnt-orange and polished-wood aromas that follow through to a full body with round tannins and a fresh, vivid finish. 93 Points – James Suckling
The Badia Coltibuono estate in Gaiole is one of the birthplaces of Chianti and one of the oldest wineries in Europe. The word Badia means ‘Abbey’ and Coltibuono means ‘Good Harvest and as a monastery it produced wine almost 1,000 years ago, with the Stucchi-Prinetti family owning the estate since 1846. One of the first wineries in Chianti Classico to convert to organic viticulture, Coltibuono is focused on traditional viticultural practices with massale selection, indigenous yeasts, dry farming, increasing biodiversity, minimizing tilling, using compost in the vineyards and less green harvesting.