The vintage began with a hot and then very rainy spring until mid-June, followed by a hot and dry summer with high water stress on the vines. A heavy rain in mid-September, followed by a lowering of the temperature, allowed the grapes to ripen perfectly.
Density: 2,306 vines/ac
Coltassala, the archetype of the contemporary Chianti Classico.
Despite its original classification as Vino da Tavola, Coltassala was immediately recognized by the international press as a Super Tuscan.
The defining features of Coltassala went on to set the standard for a revised specification of Chianti Classico. Coltassala has surpassed the categorization it helped define and is now proudly classified as a DOCG Chianti Classico Gran Selezione