2012 Badia A Coltibuono Vin Santo del Chianti Classico 375ML
2012 Badia A Coltibuono Vin Santo del Chianti Classico 375ML; Tuscany, Italy
Vin Santo has probably been produced at the Coltibuono Abbey for almost a thousand years, and since 1846 in the family. Vin Santo is the traditional hospitality wine and the true Tuscan vino del contadino (farmer’s wine). The sharecroppers would hide a barrel of it in the attic of the farmhouse because it was made for use of the family. Using the traditional process, Trebbiano and Malvasia are picked early and dried into raisins indoors before being fermented and aged in sealed barrels stored in attics for 6 years. With its sweet intensity, vibrant acidity, and unique combination of nuttiness and dried fruit notes, Badia a Coltibuono Vin Santo is way more than a typical dessert wine.
Malvasia – Trebbiano wines are made from two of Italy’s most widely-used grape names. Both are names rather than single varieties, as neither refers to just one single grape variety. Trebbiano (France’s Ugni Blanc) has multiple sub-varieties, and its name is also used for Trebbiano di Soave and Trebbiano di Lugana, which are not Trebbiano at all, but synonyms of Verdicchio. When it comes to Malvasia, things get even more confusing, as the name is used for both red and white wine grapes
One of the most iconic Italian regions for wine, scenery and history, Tuscany is the world’s most important outpost for the Sangiovese grape. Ranging in style from fruity and simple to complex and age-worthy, Sangiovese makes up a significant percentage of plantings here, with the white Trebbiano Toscano coming in second. Within Tuscany, many esteemed wines have their own respective sub-zones, including Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. The climate is Mediterranean and the topography consists mostly of picturesque rolling hills, scattered with vineyards.
Badia a Coltibuono is a wine estate located in the Chianti Classico zone. It is known for its Sangiovese-based red wines, as well as its highly acclaimed Vin Santo del Chianti Classico wines.