Coltibuono Chianti Classico 2007

Badia a Coltibuono, Chianti Classico 2007 The nose sports cherries and caramel with some raisins – clean and inviting. In the mouth the acidity is vibrant, the tannins are there yet ripe and there is a creaminess as well – very nice.

While the wine is made down in Gaiole the old monastery and visitor center is a must-see up on the hill.

The grapes for this wine are 90% Sangioveto and 10% Canaiolo and are certified organic. Estate bottled in Gaiole 13.5% purchased for $15.99 at Bottle Barn Coltibuono

About Ray

Ray Johnson is the Director of the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University. He teaches and writes about wine and the business of wine and makes his home in Sonoma County.
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