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Chianti Bad Coltibuono 06  750 2011

Chianti Bad Coltibuono 06 750 2011

Sku: 033772

Wine maker notes
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.

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The vineyards are ICEA certified organic, the wine is a result of absolutely natural production methods using hand picked, estate grown organically grown Sangiovese and Canaiolo grapes.

A blend of 90% Sangiovese and 10% Canaiolo, the wine boasts a bright ruby color in the glass with layers of cherry, tobacco, black pepper and violets in the aroma. Beautifully balanced and tightly knit with supple tannins, lovely mineral notes and cleansing acidity, this is as pure and focused as great Chianti can be.

It was while Roberto Stucchi was studying viticulture in Milano and Florence in the 1970s that he first learned about organic and biodynamic techniques. He spent four years in California, completing his winemaking degree at UC Davis and working in the Napa Valley wine industry where he came into contact with the emerging bio-culture. In 1985 he returned to Coltibuono to take over management of his family’s estate and the difficult task of converting the grape growing methods from conventional to organic. This, he believed, was a necessary step to preserve the health of the soil and the uniqueness of his special place.

“The decision to adopt organic cultivation methods developed from the necessity to preserve the health of the soil, and from noticing how the conventional methods where weakening the health of the vines. One of the obvious effects on the winemaking is the improvement in the fermentation process. The naturally present yeast benefits from the increased nutrient content in the must, and the fermentations are easier and cleaner: over time this has helped reduce the amount of sulfites used. The intensity and brightness in the fruit flavors has noticeably increased.”

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