TORRE A CONA - CHIANTI FIORENTINI 2019
It has an iridescent ruby red colour and an elegant nose exuding deep dark blackberry and blueberry scents, entwined with sweet spice and floral notes of lavender and rose. It has a sumptuous palate filled with blackberry, black cherry, a perky acidity, tart lilli pilly and powdery black tea leaf-like tannins.
ORIGIN Chianti Colli Fiorentini, Tuscany
MAKER Torre a Cona
GRAPES 90% Sangiovese, 10% Colorino
The Chianti Colli Fiorentini is made from Sangiovese (90%) and Colorino (10%) grapes that ripen slowly due to the relatively high altitude of the vineyards. The fruit grows at an altitude ranging from 300 to 330 meters above sea level. Colorino made a brief resurgence in the 1980s, when winemakers likened it to Cabernet Sauvignon for its thick skin capable of higher phenolic concentration. It’s commonly grown throughout Tuscany, where it now plays second fiddle to Sangiovese. However, it’s praised for its dark colour and therefore used as a colouring agent in red blends. The result is opulent yet sophisticated and balanced.
Grapes have been grown at Torre a Cona for centuries. The current proprietors rediscovered this tradition and revived the estate’s winemaking in recent decades.
Twenty hectares are under vine, all on the estate and with different aspects. The altitude ranges between 300 and 410 metres. The soil varies from clay to chalk, with some compact clay and limestone outcrops, known as Alberese, in certain areas. Sangiovese, Colorino, Merlot, Trebbiano Toscano and Malvasia Bianca are the varieties grown on the estate.