2015 Castello Di Volpaia Coltassala Gran Selezione

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A simply stellar Sangiovese! All organically grown estate fruit! A winery with a long history in Chianti now quickly rising to the top for its brilliant quality wines. The village of Volpaia has been growing grapes on these high elevation slopes in the heart of Chianti Classico since 1172. This decadent Tuscan beauty is aged for two years in new French oak barrels adding sweet vanilla to the bold blackberry, tobacco, spice and tar. Impressive balance and soft textural tannins showcase what a warm vintage in the high-altitude commune of Radda can achieve. You must grab a case of this dense and deeply flavored Chianti to enjoy now or for years to come!

Located in the medieval village of Volpaia, this extensive estate is more than 900 acres of vineyards, olive groves and woods. Located on a hilltop just north of the town of Radda in Chianti, the estate's vineyards sit between 1,300 and 2,100 feet above sea level in the heart of the Chianti Classico region. With 114 acres under vine and a spare-no-expense approach with the best toys in the cellar, this is one house that you should know about.

18 months
Total Varietal Composition %:
95% Sangiovese, 5% Mammolo
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Wine Advocate

This wine has now been upgraded from Riserva to Gran Selezione status. The 2015 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Coltassala is a beautifully enriched wine that bursts open with a satisfying display of bold fruit, ripe blackberry, tobacco, spice and tar. There is ample muscle and brawn, but the wine shows impressive balance thanks to its soft textural richness and full-bodied approach. The blend is 95% Sangiovese and 5% Mammolo. This is a real beauty that pairs a hot vintage with one of the coolest, high-altitude subzones (Radda in Chianti) in this celebrated appellation. I'm sure this is the best wines I have ever tasted from Castello di Volpaia. Some 12,000 bottles were produced.


James Suckling

A decadent nose of vanilla, brambleberries, resin, coffee beans, tobacco and hot stones with a touch of citrus and other fresher elements. Full-bodied and very intense on the palate, but the ripe tannins also show plenty of firmness. The bright acidity carries this through to a delightfully long finish. From organically grown grapes. Drink in 2021.