Colognole

Colognole

Toscana

Rufina

With vineyard holdings dating back to the 1890s, the Spalletti family has a long history of grape growing and winemaking in Chianti’s Rufina sub-zone. By the middle of the 20th Century this included the production of an eponymous and highly respected brand that was subsequently sold in the 1960s. And though they have continuously produced wine from their traditional holdings, in 1990 Contessa Gabriella Spalletti reinvigorated the family business under the name Colognole. Today, the estate is run by her sons, Mario and Cesare Coda Nunziante.

Over the years, they have carefully replanted their vineyards to suitable clones of Sangiovese and Colorino (their own massal selection) and converted the winery to accommodate modern equipment ...READ MORE

Colognole

Toscana

Rufina

With vineyard holdings dating back to the 1890s, the Spalletti family has a long history of grape growing and winemaking in Chianti’s Rufina sub-zone. By the middle of the 20th Century this included the production of an eponymous and highly respected brand that was subsequently sold in the 1960s. And though they have continuously produced wine from their traditional holdings, in 1990 Contessa Gabriella Spalletti reinvigorated the family business under the name Colognole. Today, the estate is run by her sons, Mario and Cesare Coda Nunziante.

Over the years, they have carefully replanted their vineyards to suitable clones of Sangiovese and Colorino (their own massal selection) and converted the winery to accommodate modern equipment where it does not conflict with their traditional sensibilities.

The small sub-zone of Rufina is celebrated for its ability to produce wines of great elegance and longevity. Situated at elevation in the shadow of the Apennines, Rufina benefits from the cool alpine breezes and has the longest growing cycle of any Chianti sub-zone, allowing the fruit to achieve ripeness slowly and evenly. Colognole produce wine that reflects the cool elegance of Rufina, wine of detail, savoury fragrance and, especially for the Riserva, significant longevity. 


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