The 2016 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Coltassala (made from a blend of 95% Sangiovese and 5% Mammolo) is a beautifully primed and enriched red wine that offers all the basics?and does so in impeccable style. The bouquet shows black fruit spice and tilled earth. All the aromas are on the dark and savory side however the wine remains fresh tight and buoyant and very linear. It makes you want to try out a local tripe recipe: trippa alla Fiorentina or even the slow-cooked lampredotto alla Fiorentina. Some 12000 bottles were made.
This moderately sweet white starts out soft and lush firming up by the lingering finish. Delivers apricot caramel and a hint of molasses. Trebbiano and Malvasia. Drink now through 2028. 250 cases imported.