TENUTA LE COLONNE

Bolgheri DOC

TENUTA LE COLONNE

Bolgheri DOC 2016

The Bolgheri Doc Tenuta Le Colonne is a balanced and harmonious red wine born out of the finest selection of Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.

Tenuta Le Colonne’s proximity to the sea further exalts the magnificent qualities of this blend, resulting in an intense, full-bodied Bolgheri DOC of surprising elegance and freshness, a perfect example of Bolgheri’s refined wines.

VARIETAL

100% Cabernet Saufignon

APPELLATION

Villenoir Cabernet Saufignon

VINTAGE

2015

Profile

Semi-dry

ALCOHOL

13.5%

VOLUME

750 mL

Awards
WOW
/
Wine Spectator
90/100
James Suckling
93/100

Production Area

Bolgheri

NOTES

Varieties
60% Cabernet Franc, 30% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc
Aging
12 months
To be opened:
Alcohol content
13.5%
Total Acidity
5.3 g/l
Serving temperature
18°C

TECHNICAL NOTES

Altitude
150 m a.s.l.
Exposition
southwest, northwest
Soil composition
Soil of volcanic origin, mostly sandy with clay and lime
Training system
Spurred cordon
Vine density
7,575 vines on average per hectare
Age of the vines
15/16 years.
Yield per hectare
80 q.li.
Average production per vine
1 kg.

WINEMAKING PROCESS

Spontaneous fermentation in cement truncated tapered vats.

Fermentation by native yeasts for approximately 13 days.

The temperature is controlled, reaching a maximum of 28°C.

Gentle rack and return during fermentation.

Ageing in big barrels and tonneaux for 12 months.

Bottle refinement for 3 months.

TASTING NOTES

Bolgheri DOC 2016 Tenuta Le Colonne is a deep ruby red with glossy highlights.

Aromas: Linear, elegant, with hints of black fruit such as black berries, and cherry. Delicate hints of vanilla accompany the bouquet.

Taste: intense and full-bodied, but also refreshing and refined. The tannins are plush and austere. Long persistent finish.

Superb with meat roasts, Chianina beef steak, roasted lamb and game.

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