Barone Ricasoli Chianti Classico Colledilà Gran Selezione 2017
|Region||Italy, Tuscany, Chianti Classico|
The purity of fruit here is stunning with blackberry, blueberry and orange-peel aromas and flavors. Medium-bodied with ultra fine tannins. Racy and focused with precision and polish that is very impressive for the vintage. Drinkable now, but better after 2022.
The Barone Ricasoli 2017 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Colledilà sources its fruit from a site at 380 meters in elevation called Monte Morello with calcareous alberese soils. These conditions give extra focus and linearity to the wine with layered aromas of crushed stone and spice. The wine is equally fruity with blackberry, wild cherry and crushed rose petal. Colledilà is a classic and lasting expression from Gaiole in Chianti.
The 2017 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Colledilà is fabulous, and also one of the best wines I have tasted from Castello di Brolio recently. A burst of sweet red berry fruit, fresh flowers, mint and blood orange give the 2016 its distinctive, effusive personality. The 2016 is remarkably nuanced. Soaring aromatics and silky tannins add to its charm, which is considerable.
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