Colognole Chianti Rufina DOCG
The Colognole estate winery has been owned by the Spalletti family since 1890. Of its more than 700 hectares in the Rufina hills of Tuscany, 27 (66 acres) are in the vineyard. The cool summer breezes from the nearby Apennine mountains encourage the unique character in Chianti Rufina wines: excellent balance, elegance, and significant potential for long-term ageing.
Source vineyards: Vineyards located in Colognole and Poggio Reale (Community of Pontassieve – Firenze).
Elevation: 250/520 meters.
Soils profile: Medium-textured clayey soils, with substantial gravel-pebble component from Alberese breakdown. Neutral or subalkaline pH with low limestone proportion.
Training system: Low 60-cm.-high bilateral cordon.
Grape varieties: 95% Sangiovese – 5%Colorino.
Average yield per ha: 48 hectolitres.
Production: 10/12 day maceration at ca. 27°C with frequent punch-downs and/or pump-overs.
Maturation: Sangiovese: 15 months in medium-sized Slavonian and French oak casks (20-30 hl). Colorino: 12 months in Allier barrels of 225 lt. (1 and 2 years old oak)
Bottle ageing: 12 months.
Cellaring potential: 7/10 years.
Alcohol: 13,5% vol.
Dry estract: 29 gr/lt.
Total acidity: 5,46 gr/lt (in tartaric acid)
Ph: 3,48 Residual sugar: 1,1 gr/lt