Ricasoli Colledilà Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG
Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG, Tuscany
Delicate in ruby red color with a complex nose and an elegantly subtle yet persistent finish this balanced wine expresses all the characteristics of Sangiovese. It is full with aromas of violet and iris coupled with ripe red fruits followed by hints of pepper and a whisper of white chocolate which give way to a full, velvety mouthfeel with soft tannins.
The growing season of 2014/2015 was quite regular without extreme events. Winter was mild with temperatures falling to freezing only at the end of December and for parts January and February. Although a little cold at the beginning, Spring also showed average temperatures followed by a warm May and June which favored a perfect flowering and veraison. Rainfall was not excessive at only about 6 inches. Summer began earlier, with high temperatures by the end of June recorded at peaks between 93°F and 95°F. July was also particularly warm with peaks at around 104°F. Rainfall was scarce at approximately 4 inches, but ample water supplies during the Winter and Spring months prevented drought stress. September and October showed perfect weather conditions with significant day-to-night temperature ranges favoring the accumulation of color and polyphenols in the grapes.
Thermo-regulated (75.2°F-80°F) stainless still fermentation and maceration for 16-18 days during which a soft pressure is carried out daily. Aging takes place in French barriques and 40% new tonneaux for 21 months.