The Badia a Coltibuono Riserva, our most classic wine, is made exclusively from autoctonous grapes. It is loved by wine aficionados worldwide and is considered to be a true emblem of the Chianti territory. As a testimony to its long history and traditions, the estate is the proud possessor of a unique patrimony of old Riserva wines which date back as far as 1937. Unfortunately wines preceding this vintage were lost during the Second World War. The Riserva is produced only on better vintages.
Intense ruby-red in colour. On the nose it has notes of forest berries, marasca cherries and spices. On the palate it is soft, elegant and velvety with good structure that is characterised by soft tannins.
The 2001 harvest was characterised by an early start. A long hot summer followed, a prolonged drought that lasted until the end of August. When the rain finally did arrive, in mid-September, the very welcome rainfall allowed the vines to complete the ripening of the grapes.