Badia a Coltibuono has chosen the excellent 2011 vintage to launch its new wine, Montebello IGT Toscana.
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The harmonious blend of the 9 varietals gives this wine elegance and depth; the intensity and elegance make it pleasurable now but ageworthy.
Zone of production: Gaiole in Chianti Castelnuovo B.ga (SI)
Location: Chianti Classico
Altitude and orientation: 280-320m. s.l.m. Sud, S-W
Soil: Clay and limestone rock
Age of vineyard: 21-32 Years old
Training system: Guyot
Plant density per hectare: 5000-5500
Grape varieties: Mammolo, Ciliegiolo, Pugnitello, Colorino, Sanforte, Malvasia Nera, Canaiolo, Fogliatonda and Sangiovese
Vinification: Each varietal is harvested and fermented separately in 500 liter open top barrels with indigenous yeast and manual punchdowns
Ageing: 12-14 months in used oak barrels, then 6 months in casks followed by 6 months minimum of bottle age before release
No. of bottles produced: 5.000
Alcoholic content (%): 15
Recommended serving temperature: 16-18°C (60,8-64,4° F)
Pairings: Game and beef roasted, stewed or grilled, well aged cheeses and chocolate
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