TORRE A CONA - BADIA CHIANTI RISERVA 2018
The Badia a Corte Chianti Colli Fiorentini Riserva has a bright ruby red hue to match the intense aromas of cherry kirsch, blackberry, and rich milk chocolate, complemented by notes of vervain, sage, and lavender. The palate is full and rich yet focused with a sharp acid line, a lovely red apple skin flavour, lingering earthy undertones and powdery tannins.
ORIGIN Chianti Colli Fiorentini, Tuscany
MAKER Torre a Cona
The fruit hails from the Badia a Corte vineyard, which sits at an altitude of 370 meters on Alberese soil. Planted some 30 years ago, it’s the oldest vineyard on the estate. Torre a Cona’s winemaking and vineyard practices are faithful to Sangiovese’s varietal character. This results in wines that are supple, beautifully balanced, and long- lived. The fruit was hand harvested, destemmed and crushed. It was naturally fermented and macerated on skins for 7 days at controlled temperature in stainless steel tanks, including regular gentle pump overs and daily punch downs. After full malolactic conversation, the wine was racked. 30% of it was aged in large 50 hl oak barrels and 70% in stainless steel for 24 months.
Grapes have been grown at Torre a Cona for centuries. The current proprietors rediscovered this tradition and revived the estate’s winemaking in recent decades.
Twenty hectares are under vine, all on the estate and with different aspects. The altitude ranges between 300 and 410 metres. The soil varies from clay to chalk, with some compact clay and limestone outcrops, known as Alberese, in certain areas. Sangiovese, Colorino, Merlot, Trebbiano Toscano and Malvasia Bianca are the varieties grown on the estate.