Intense, deep red color with light pomegranate
glints. Delicate aroma with scents of wild
blackberries and pleasant, spicy notes. Balanced,
full flavored, with good acidity. Great aging
Serve with ribollita (Tuscan bread, bean, and vegetable soup), pheasant, wild game, and stews. Aged cheeses and chocolate.
Vinous / Antonio Galloni
The 2006 Sangioveto di Toscana is a big, full-bodied wine bursting with super-ripe fruit. French oak adds considerable volume, richness and sweetness. Though texturally quite beautiful, there is an element of ripeness in the candied fruit that I don’t typically associate with this bottling. Ultimately, the 2006 Sangioveto doesn’t quite capture the pedigree of this important Tuscan vintage, even if the long, caressing finish compensates for some of the wine’s shortcomings. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2018.
Badia a Coltibuono, or "The Abbey of good harvest," lies in the heart of the Chianti Classico area, between Florence and Siena. The Abbey is approximately two thousand years old, but history records date the property back to the Etruscan civilizations of the 3rd century BC. Today, the estate is composed of vineyards, chestnut, walnut and olive trees, all of them lying on one of the best sites in the Chianti area, where the soil... View More