Wine Advocate 91 points - Red fruit, tobacco, spices, and crushed flowers are some of the notes that emerge from the 2008 Chianti Classico Colledila. This delicate, mid-weight wine impresses for its feminine elegance and nicely balanced, harmonious finish. The French oak is present and noticeable, but also very nicely balanced. Colledila is a single-vineyard 100% Sangiovese. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2020.”,,, (Aug 2011)
”Colledila” - the land which has been part of the Brolio estate for centuries - is the cru of this Chianti Classico DOCG that stands out due to its complex structure and great modern elegance. The research on original clones that has been carried out at Barone Ricasoli for the last fifteen years and the work on the specific characteristics of the various plots of land on the estate have now given rise to a single varietal Sangiovese which manifests the magnificent gifts of this grape variety. The limited volumes of the Colledila cru render it all the more exclusive.
Gaiole in Chianti
The vineyard is located at an elevation of 380 m and faces south-west, in the most beautiful and representative part of the estate. The land is Paleocene-Eocene in origin and forms part of the geological formation ‘Monte Morello’. The soil is brown with a fine clay structure, very chalky, with a sub alkaline pH and little organic content. It is well drained, very stony and has an average water-holding capacity.