Chianti Superiore DOCG 2014 is old style for Donatella Cinelli Colombini: who appreciates a more traditional and easy to drink Chianti will love it!
2014 has been the year of the Organic, and those like us who have chosen this method to cultivate their vineyards, have brought to the winery grapes that were sound and especially apt to produce young wines. 86 days of rain, from April to October and an almost Nordic climate, have favoured the synthesis of perfumes in the grapes and the production of “old style” wines, elegant and easy to drink like those of thirty years ago.
The Chianti Superiore Docg 2014 is a wine with a typical Tuscan imprint, with tannins that are evident but well balanced by the fruit and a remarkable pleasantness that makes it easy to match with any dish: from the chianina ox tagliata to Indian or Chinese dishes.
Donatella Cinelli Colombini‘s Chianti Superiore is produced in Fattoria del Colle at 404 meters of altitude, on top of high hills that surround the Crete Senesi area. The vineyards are on ridges, in a position that is ventilated and well exposed to the sun; they have 5.500 vines per hectare that produce only a little over one kilo of grapes each one. Few grapes and a lot of manual work – both during the cultivation and harvest – they give us an excellent result. Vinification and ageing are carried out in the winery and cellar of Fattoria del Colle that is placed right among the vineyards.
Type: dry red
Production area: Tuscany, Trequanda, Fattoria del Colle
Vintage characteristics: many people say that in 2014 we haven’t had winter nor summer. Indeed we have had a mild winter, while spring and summer months have been rainy with nights that have been quite cold. During harvest days instead the sky has been clear.
Grape type: 90% Sangiovese, 10% Canaiolo
Grape harvest: from September 15th to October 5th The grapes were handpicked with a selection made in the vineyard, and the best grapes chosen in the cellar.
Vinification: the vinification has been very delicate in respect of the fragility of the grape skins, that were quit easily transferring extracts to the must.
Quantity produced: 13.000 bottles
Colour: ruby red
Aroma: fine, complex. It expresses grape fragrances together with more evolved elements of red fruits and violets.
Taste: harmonic, thanks to the perfect balance of tannins that are soft, warm, long and with a good persistence.
Analysis: 13,5 Vol.; 5,56 Ac. Tot g/l; 0,50 Ac.V. mg/l; 62 So2 Tot mg/l; 28,3 extract g/l.
Matching dishes: extremely versatile it can match very well typical Tuscan dish as well as Asian or North European cuisine.
Way of serving: room temperature (18-20°C) in crystal tulip shaped wine goblets.
Home ageing: 3/4 years from the harvest. Keep the bottles lying down in a cool dark place.