2013 was a vintage to be called “old style” consequently fresh, with a very slow ripening of the grapes, grapes able to give the wine complexity, harmony and elegance.
Chianti superior is our first red wine on the shelves from 2013. This is a favourable circumstance because it associates to the most traditional Tuscan appellation a vintage with character that is particularly Tuscan and traditional. So placing the 2013 Chianti Superiore under the motto of tipicity.
Fattoria del Colle where this wine is produced is in southern Tuscany, at 404 metres above sea level on the hills, where there are plenty of woods and small valleys where the white truffle is born. The vineyards are on the crest, in a ventilated position with an excellent exposition. Practically all the vineyards have been planted by Donatella Cinelli Colombini and are consequently young, but masterpieces with the objective of producing exceptional wines. Fattoria has in total 16 hectares of vineyard on a surface of 336 hectares and mainly the new vineyards have been planted where her great grandfathers were, he too as passionate about Chianti.
Type: dry red
Production area: Toscana, Trequanda, Fattoria del Colle.
Vintage characteristics: winter and spring very rainy and this disturbed the forming of the fruit from the flower consequently reducing the number of clusters. The summer was fresh with frequent rainstorms that lengthened the vegetative cycle of the vines allowing the grapes to ripen slowly.
Grape types: 90% Sangiovese, 10% Canaiolo.
Grape harvest: The grapes were handpicked and brought to the winery in 20 Kg crates in less than 30 minutes. After being de-stemmed the best grapes were selected on a sorting table, mechanically and manually by two women.
Vinification: Pumping overs, punching of the cap and oxygenation of the musts were delicately done in respect of the characteristics and the integrity of the grapes.
Colour: dark ruby red.
Aroma: fragrant, fine, clean, recalls small ripe red fruits and violets.
Taste: soft, harmonic, full, warm, well balanced tannins.
Serve with: this wine is exceptionally versatile and can be served with the whole meal but is can also be served during a brunch with cold cuts, cheeses and also be paired with dishes from other cultures such as Indian or Chinese food.
Way of serving: at 18-20 °C in crystal tulip shaped wine goblets.
Home ageing: it can be kept well for 3/4 years from the harvest. Keep the bottles lying down in a cool dark place.