The 2011 Badia a Coltibuono Vin Santo del Chianti Classico is produced from bunches of Trebbiano and Malvasia that are carefully selected and left to dry in well-ventilated rooms. Fermentation with wild yeast and aging take place in small oak casks over the course of seven years. In the glass, this traditional Tuscan dessert wine is a brilliant, golden amber color and its aromas hint at honey, toasted almond, and vanilla. The sweet and rich taste is balanced by vibrant acidity that enhances the clean, rich, and elegant flavors where candied fruit, citrus, apricot, and dried figs are the dominant notes, finishing very long and persistent.
Varietal Composition: Trebbiano, Malvasia
Appellation: Vin Santo del Chianti Classico DOC
Aging: 7 years in cask and oak barriques
94 Points - Wine Advocate
"Showing an orange-copperish color, the 2011 Vin Santo del Chianti Classico (in a 375-milliliter bottle) brings us great intensity and a real sense of inner firmness and tightness. Emerging from a hot vintage, we get a bonus layer of exuberance and intensity, dishing out honey, candied apricot and brown sugar. This is a classic dessert wine from Tuscany and an extremely accessible expression, almost tailored for Vin Santo newbies. Pair it with the region's famous cantucci biscotti (with a dip or two inside the wine). This Vin Santo is made with equal parts Trebbiano and Malvasia, and the wine is aged in caratelli barrels for seven years. Some 9,100 bottles were made." -ML, 9/19/19
93 Points - Vinous
"The 2011 Vin Santo del Chianti Classico is laced with the essence of dried orange peel, dried flowers, hazelnut, spice, burnt sugar and caramel. Creamy, expressive and wonderfully giving, the 2011 hits all the right notes. This is a super-classic Vin Santo made from white grapes." -AG, Aug/2019