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Colognole. Terraellectae 'Vigna Le Rogaie'

Colognole. Terraellectae 'Vigna Le Rogaie'

Chianti Rufina Riserva DOCG
Grape: Sangiovese

A rich concentration of powerful black cherry fruit, touched with floral elements, caper and porcini, set in a flinty, stone core.  15%

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Rogaie is a 2.14ha vineyard, planted in 2003 on a southwest facing slope with a high proportion of sand and chalk mixed into sparse clay topsoils, thinly covering limestone. Selecting the most appropriate vineyard was no easy task, Cesare and his brother Mario were fully responsible for Rogaie, from the clones selected, to the way the vineyard was planted. Two sides are bordered by woodland, it is just off the summit of their hill and enjoys excellent ventilation, it misses out on a little sunshine thanks to Monte Giovi’s evening shadow.
The Sangiovese is Cordone Speronato* trained, at a density of 6000 vines per hectare. The grapes are hand-picked, sorted, and de-stemmed before a 23 day long, temperature-controlled fermentation (27C) with regular pumping over and punching down of the cap*. The wine is aged for 20 months in a 25hl Slavonian oak botti*.
• 420m

Chianti Rùfina is worth taking a moment to understand.
There are 2 Chianti wines: Chianti Classico and Chianti; both are based on the Sangiovese grape; both are from Tuscany and each has slightly different regulations. 
Within Chianti there are 7 subzones who can add their name to Chianti, Rùfina is one of these.  Rùfina produces around 3 million bottles a year, it is a small, high altitude constituency, and lies a long way from the coast, so is regularly out of sync with other vintage reports. 

The Rùfina Consorzio is surprisingly enlightened (often the largest producers exert a negative influence, not the case here).  When creating a top wine to sit alongside Chianti Classico’s ‘Gran Selezione’, they came up with ‘Terraelectae’, a voluntary quality trademark that can be used to identify each producer’s best, single vineyard (cru).  The wine must be made from only Sangiovese, otherwise the regulations are the same as those for Chianti Rùfina Riserva.  The inaugural vintage was the 2018, when 9 producers released a Terraelectae.

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