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2013 Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico Riserva Coltassala

ITEM 8300485 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility

Bidder Amount Total
$40
Item Sold Amount Date
I8313343 1 $41 Jul 10, 2022
I8277365 1 $40 Jun 19, 2022
I8236250 1 $45 May 22, 2022
I8198279 3 $50 May 1, 2022
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RATINGS

95Vinous / IWC

...possesses remarkable purity, precision and nuance, all in an energetic, translucent style that holds considerable appeal. Hints of cedar, tobacco and lifted floral notes add nuance to a core of Sangiovese fruit. A dollop of Mammolo rounds out the blend...

94James Suckling

An extremely soft yet tensioned Chianti Classico with cherry and berry character. Hints of walnut. Medium to full body, firm and silky tannins and a fresh finish.

93Wine Spectator

Violet and lilac aromas make way for blackberry and cherry flavors in this detailed, lacy red. Vibrant and well-structured, with a mouthwatering finish permeated by fruit.

91The Wine Advocate

...a tame and polished wine that shows an elegant and streamlined disposition. The wine glides cleanly over the palate with bright berry tones followed by wet earth, pressed rose and balsam herb... The fruit delivers balanced acidity and great depth.

90Wine Enthusiast

Aromas of underbrush, toasted oak and dark spice...evoking dried black cherry, cranberry, star anise and espresso framed in racy acidity...

17Jancis Robinson

...polished tannins. Great tension added by linear acidity.

REGION

Italy, Tuscany, Chianti Classico

Chianti is Tuscany’s most famous and historic wine district, and the Chianti Classico DOCG is the most prestigious Chianti appellation. Fittingly, it is located in the heart of the larger Chianti DOCG. Chianti’s wines were so esteemed during the Renaissance that the Medici princes of Florence designated several villages within the Chianti region as discrete production zones, setting up the first appellations in Italy. By the 20th century Chianti was Italy’s primary wine export. But the pizza parlor Chiantis sent to foreign markets were inexpensive, unremarkable reds presented in round-bottomed, straw-covered bottles. To upgrade Chianti wines and the region’s image, the Chianti Classico DOC was created in 1967, then upgraded to DOCG status in 1984, with additional modifications made in 1996. In the last 20 years a consortium of Chianti Classico producers have researched new Sangiovese clones, replanted vineyards, updated cellar practices and generally made Chianti Classico DOCG a world-class appellation. Chianti Classico must contain a minimum of 75% Sangiovese. In the 2014 edition of its annual compendium of wine ratings, Gambero Rosso noted that Chianti Classico DOCG wines were noteworthy for their “significant return to a more defined style, true to tradition.”

TYPE

Red Wine, Sangiovese, D.O.C.G.

This red grape is largely grown in central Italy. As the sole component or in a blend, it gives us Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Morellino and Super Tuscans, among other favorites wines. The name is derived from the Latin for “blood of Jove.”