Produced from the Colombaia vineyard this Chianti from the Siena Hills is a blend of Sangiovese (85%) and a small percentage (15%) of Canaiolo and other red grapes. After brief aging in oak casks, this wine is further refined in the bottle for a few months, it then must pass the careful scrutiny of the Titolati Commission before being sold. This wine is harmonious, fruity and with a good structure.
The Titolato Colombaia is an estate-bottled single vineyard blend: 90% Sangiovese, 10% Canaiolo and other indigenous red varietals. Fruit from Falchini’s Colombaia vineyard, located in the rolling hills of Siena, near the city of San Gimignano went through a long, cool fermentation before it aged three to four months in oak casks.
Titolato Colombaia is typically released late, after a few months bottle rest, to achieve a characteristic smoothness and balance. The 2014 shows round, soft, charming character with delicate, mildly spicy nuance and good structure. Its weight and charming nature make it an ideal accompaniment to a wide range of Italian dishes: this Chianti would be happy on a table with heavy antipasti and pasta, roast poultry and meat, or nutty cheeses. It is also exceptionally good value.
Bright dark garnet color. Minerally aromas and flavors of slate, dried cherries, and herbed tomatoes with a supple, crisp, fruity medium body and a smooth, charming, medium-length berry pie a la mode, nutskin, cedar bark, and tomato skin finish with dusty, barky tannins and light oak. A nice juicy, creamy Chianti for everyday enjoyment.