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
- 2019 | James Suckling94
- 2016 | Decanter95
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28-30 °C (82.4-86 °F)
Automatic punchdowns and pumpovers
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Chianti Classico, Castelnuovo Berardenga, Tuscany
3 hectares (7.41 acres)
Calcareous marl and alberese
520 meters (1,640 feet) above sea level
Age of vines:
25 years old
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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.
Best served at 16-18 °C (60.8-64.4 °F).
Pairs well with red meats, game, and aged cheese.