Colledila Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2013
100% Sangiovese and you smell that!
Barone Ricasoli - Colledila Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2013. (90 tsomw points)
This young Chianti really impressed me.
In the glass dark ruby red color with maroon rim.
On the nose delicate and intense aromas of sour cherry, roses, cocao, earthy, classic Sangiovese.
On the palate nice texture, good mid palate, pleasant grip though very drinkable, tart acidity with dried and fresh cherry, touch of oak. very good and long aftertaste.
"Colledilà" - the land which has been part of the Brolio estate for centuries - is the cru of this Chianti Classico DOCG that stands out due to its complex structure and great modern elegance. The research on original clones that has been carried out at Barone Ricasoli for the last fifteen years and the work on the specific characteristics of the various plots of land on the estate have now given rise to a single varietal Sangiovese which manifests the magnificent gifts of this grape variety. The limited volumes of the Colledilà cru render it all the more exclusive.
The vineyard is located at an elevation of 380 meters and faces south-west, in the most beautiful and representative part of the estate. The land is Paleocene-Eocene in origin and forms part of the geological formation ‘Monte Morello'. The soil is brown with a fine clay structure, very chalky, with a sub alkaline pH and little organic content. It is well drained, very stony and has an average water-holding capacity.
In French barrique and tonneau, of which 40% new oak, for 21 months.
Website winery: www.baronericasoli.com