The organic Badia a Coltibuono 2019 Chianti Classico Riserva is 90% Sangiovese with Canaiolo, Ciliegiolo and Colorino that is submitted to three weeks of skin contact during fermentation and 24 months of aging in large oak casks. The key here is territory. This estate manages a very authentic and clean expression of Gaiole in Chianti, which is one of the wildest corners of the appellation with winding roads that cut through thick forests. That wild character is transmitted here with aromas of forest fruit, spice and earth. Production is 40,000 bottles, and this wine comes to market in fall 2023.

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