Grape varieties Sangiovese and Canaiolo for the production of dry red wine Chianti Classico collected 4 vineyards located at an altitude of 350 meters above sea level and with the southern, south-eastern and south-western exposure. Age of vines varies from 10 to 35 years. 2006 was characterized by cold winters with good rainfall, were by the rainy spring and hot, dry summers. Temperate climate with cool nights allow the grapes to reach the desired degree of maturity. Harvesting was carried out manually at the end of September or early October. Maceration on the skins lasted three weeks. After fermentation, the wine is aged in barrels of French and Austrian oak volume of 15-25 hl for 12 months.
The history of the winery Badia a Coltibuono, which means "the Abbey of good harvest", began in the middle of XI century. Magnificent abbey Koltibuono is surrounded by dense forests in Caiolo (Chianti region) in the north-eastern part of Siena. It was built in 1051 by ten Benedictine monks who bought thousands of acres of land and planted the first vineyards in the upper part of the Chianti region. For centuries, they have expanded land holdings and successfully established the production and marketing of wine. In 1810, by decree of Napoleon monks were forced to leave the monastery, and possessions were confiscated. The estate was sold at auction, and then in 1846 bought by Michele Giuntini, a Florentine banker and great-grandfather of the current owner - Piero stucco Prinetti. For decades, the family Giuntini modernized and restored abbey, villas and estates, which included seating courtyard, restaurant, cooking school, wine cellar and winery.
Under the leadership of Piero stucco Prinetti winery Badia a Koltibuono became famous and won recognition and reputation in Italy and abroad, thanks to high quality wines. Today, a new generation - Emanuela, responsible for marketing and sales, Roberto, who is oenologist and managing estates, and Paolo, which is responsible for managing the restaurant, - continues the work of their ancestors.