barone ricasoli
Colledilà 2008
Chianti Classico Docg

2008
"Colledilà" - the land which has been part of the Brolio estate for centuries - is the cru of this Chianti Classico DOCG that stands out due to its complex structure and great modern elegance. The research on original clones that has been carried out at Barone Ricasoli for the last fifteen years and the work on the specific characteristics of the various plots of land on the estate have now given rise to a single varietal Sangiovese which manifests the magnificent gifts of this grape variety. The limited volumes of the Colledilà cru render it all the more exclusive.

PRODUCTION AREA Gaiole in Chianti

The vineyard is located at an elevation of 380 m and faces south-west, in the most beautiful and representative part of the estate. The land is Paleocene-Eocene in origin and forms part of the geological formation ‘Monte Morello'. The soil is brown with a fine clay structure, very chalky, with a sub alkaline pH and little organic content. It is well drained, very stony and has an average water-holding capacity.
growing season

After a basically mild winter, in early spring there was too little rain. June, on the contrary, was unusually rainy, with precipitation of 80 mm in the first fifteen days alone. After the first half of the month, the rain ended and the temperatures were summery, within the average for the season and without any particular peaks. The rains began again only halfway through August and then again halfway through September. The Sangiovese was harvested on October 20th. Thanks to the considerable differences of temperatures between day and night during September, the grapes developed exceptional aroma and extractions of colour.

tasting notes

Bright Ruby. Stunning concentration of fragrances. Its ethereal fruity, flowery and balsamic notes strike for their fresh elegance. Notes of cherry, sour cherry, black cherry, morello cherry, violet, mint, aniseed, cinnamon.All its splendour is expressed in the palate with an extraordinary balance between the concentration of acidity and elegance. The typical notes of red fruit extended by the sweet tannins and mineral sensations return. Clean, elegant, lingering, delicate.
Vintage Awards 2008
James Suckling 93/100
AIS 2012