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Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico Riserva Coltassala 2009

Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico Riserva Coltassala 750ml 2009    
Sku: 1828254*

Tasting notes
colour: Vivid ruby red nose:elegant, intense, withhints of vanilla, cacao and fruit taste: structured wine made for being aged

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The Coltassala vineyard shares its name and location with a villa. The first Super-Tuscans were created in the 1970s by Chianti producers who rejected government mandates that determined which grapes were required to go into their wine, especially white grapes like Malvasia and Trebbiano. The Super-Tuscans were also treated differently from Chianti, aged in small French barriques rather than in large Slovenian casks. Because they did not follow DOC regulations, the Super-Tuscans were entitled only to the lowest official designation of the time ó vino da tavola. It wasnít until 1994 that the government recognized the high quality of the Super-Tuscans and gave the wine its own category ó IGT (Indicazione Geografica Tipica). Volpaia first released Coltassala in 1980 as a Super-Tuscan. The Chianti Classico appellation followed suit, closing the quality gap between Chianti Classico and Super-Tuscans. Now Coltassala is a Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG cru even though itís the same Super-Tuscan wine of the 1980s.

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Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Sub-Region: Chianti Classico
Grape Varietal: Mammolo,Sangiovese
Type: Still wine
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