Federal Wine & Spirits

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The Most Exciting New Tuscan Reds

2013 Badia a Colibuono Montebello + 2015 Pagliarese Chianti Classico Riserva
June 12, 2018


Badia a Coltibuono

The2013 Badia a Cotlibuono Montebello is the second vintage ever of this wine. This is a single vineyard blend of nine different native Tuscan grape varieties in equal parts. This gives us a wine that is both unique and complex, also sophisticated and historic.

Each of the grape varieties gives us something perfectly complimentary to the others. Whether it is color from Colorino, body from Pugnitello or aromatics from Cilegiolo, the realization of this blending concept by Emanuella and Roberto is perfect. Of course there’s some Sangiovese in there as well.

Badia a Coltibuono is one of the best and most historic properties in Chianti Classico. When they do something new it should not be missed.

               The 2015 Pagliarese Chianti Classico Riserva is the first vintage ever of this new incarnation of an historic property. At one point Pagliarese was one of the most famous and highest quality properties in Tuscany. Due to a variety of complications the family lost the property. In the mid nineties their famous neighbor Felsina bought the estate. Giuseppe at Felsina completely renovated the property and with the 2015 vintage decided they were ready to put out the first release. This is an amazing wine. It is traditional and modern at the same time with softly rich and complex flavors that flow over the palate.


Wines will arrive this week


2013 Badia a Cotlibuono Montebello: Beautiful ruby. Dark cherry, balsam and violets. Great density and texture with spicy notes. Real complexity in the aromatics and flavors framed by balanced structure and depthExcellent to Superb   64/bottle 175/three pack 326/six pack

2015 Pagliarese Chianti Classico Riserva:  Deep ruby. Cherry, olive blossoms and herbs with notes of spicy cinnamon. Great depth of flavor and a smooth complex finish. Excellent   34/bottle 184/six pack 347/case

Special mixed case: Six bottles of each of the above for a special price of $499


Order by phone at 617.367.8605, or reserve here: peter@federalwine.com


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           - Peter Hemenway