Bolgheri "LE COLONNE" DOC DIEVOLE TENUTA LE COLONNE
This sensational “Bolgheri Rosso Le Colonne” is a blend composed by70% Cabernet Franc, 20% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. The lands have a south-west, north west exposition. The vineyards are cultivated on soils characterized by clay and loam. The plants are trained with cordon sur pruning. 7500 plants per hectare, that are around 5-16 years old, give 80 quintals grapes. The fermentation is started spontaneously by local lees in concrete containers and lasts for 13 days. The temperature is always controlled and reaches max 28°C. During this phase some mixing operations allow a good extraction of the colour. The aging is managed in big barrels for 12 months while the final maturation is developed in the bottle for 3 months.
The organoleptic exam reveals an intense ruby red colour full of shiny reflections. Its elegant perfume is characterized by mature red fruits like blackberry and cherry. Delicate hints of vanilla enrich the bouquet. The taste is intense, structured, fresh and elegant. Noble tannins and long persistence.
Recommended food pairings while tasting this wine by Dievole winery
Excellent with roasted red meats, baked lamb and game. It has to be served at 16 max 18°C in a wide wine glass. The alcoholic strength is 13,5% Vol.