Colonia Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG

This single vineyard is the result of Domenico Poggiali and his son’s steadfast determination and refUSAl to give up. The project began in an area that was once a sun-treatment colony. Early plantings in the 1960s were unsuccessful due to very difficult rocky land. In 1991, Giovanni Poggiali resumed work, with his father and grandfather, successfully planting in 1993. After years spent perfecting the crops, the first vintage was released in 2006, carrying great symbolic value for the family. Production is limited, meant for true Sangiovese and Chianti Classico connoisseurs. It is of course dedicated to grandfather Domenico.

After vinification in stainless steel, the wine ages in new French oak barrels for thirty months and then in bottle for eight to twelve months. Intense color, with earthy, mineral and tobacco notes, laced with wild berry. Lovely tannins, typical to the area.


Wine exported to

Bermuda, Canada, Australia

Most recent awards

  • 2016 | Decanter95
Grape Varieties:

100% Sangiovese

Fermentation container:

Stainless steel

Length of alcoholic fermentation:

16-20 days

Type of yeast:

Selected

Fermentation temperature:

28-30 °C (82.4-86 °F)

Maceration technique:

Automatic punchdowns and pumpovers

Length of maceration:

16-20 days

Malolactic fermentation:

Yes

Fining agent:

Plant protein

Aging containers:

Barrique

Container size:

225 liters

Container age:

New

Type of oak:

French

Bottling period:

October

Aging before bottling:

30 months

Aging in bottle:

8-12 months

Closure:

Natural Cork

Organic:

Yes

Vineyard name:

Colonia

Vineyard location:

Chianti Classico, Castelnuovo Berardenga, Tuscany

Vineyard size:

3 hectares (7.41 acres)

Soil composition:

Calcareous marl and alberese

Vine training:

Guyot

Altitude:

520 meters (1,640 feet) above sea level

Vine density:

5,400 plants

Exposure:

Southwestern

Years planted:

1993

Age of vines:

25 years old

Time of harvest:

Mid-September

First vintage of this wine:

2006

Total yearly production (in bottles):

3,000

Tasting notes:

An intense ruby red with a wide range of aromas. Earthy, spicy, minerally, toasty, with pleasing aromas of wild berries. The palate is intense with notable tannins, which improve with long aging. Wonderful concentration and typicity.

Serving temperature:

Best served at 16-18 °C (60.8-64.4 °F).

Food pairings:

Pairs well with red meats, game, and aged cheese.

Aging potential:

18 years

Alcohol:

13.50%

Winemaker:

Franco Bernabei