Colognole is based in the small Chianti Rufina region, which accounts for just 3% of total Chianti production (and 40% of this is produced by the Frescobaldi family). Rufina is known for possessing the highest elevation vineyards in Chianti which explains why it is slightly cooler than Classico. The wines are also known to be very age-worthy. Cherry fruit on the nose with darker fruit, light spice and earth on the palate. Extremely smooth and inviting with velvety tannins, balanced acidity, and flawlessly married to just enough oak. Drink now or cellar for up to 8 years.
Homemade pasta with a fresh tomato sauce that hasn’t simmered too long
Third Party Reviews
A great value wine, the 2012 Chianti Rufina is an extremely elegant and integrated wine. The finish is fine, polished and elegant. Sangiovese is enhanced with 5% Colorino and aged in oak for 18 months. The wine is released four years after the harvest and shipments of this 2012 vintage are just hitting foreign markets now. Some 38,000 bottles produced. Score 89+, eRobertParker.com, Nov 2016