The Colognole Sinopie Chianti has a short, crisp quality. On the nose it exhibits bright cherry and raspberry aromas. On the palate it is light to medium bodied. A great vibrant acidic red wine. Finished with elements of fresh cherries and salty black liquorice.
Sinopie refers to the guidelines that artists draw on walls. Drawn in preparation to paint large fresco. Colognole is in the renowned Rufina region known especially for the ageing capability of the top producers wines.
The product of numerous vineyards, all with an elevation of 500m above sea level. The youngest vines are used to make this wine it’s a wine that expresses the quality of its region and the terroir.
A great value food friendly wine with lashings of red cherry and raspberry fruit, bright acidity with an excellent structure, a hint of savoury dried herbs and soft tannins on a lingering finish.
Colognole Sinopie Chianti Food Pairings
Chianti is wonderful when paired with food. Dishes that contain red meat or tomatoes are an ideal accompaniment. Tomatoes match the acidity of the wine. The wines sharp salty black liquorice finish complements both beef and lamb. Classic Italian dishes bring this wine into a world of its own. Spaghetti bolognese and lasagne are perfect matches.
The Rufina region is cooler than most Chianti growing regions. Vines benefit from a high diurnal variation. Cool mountain breezes and sunny days ensure a long growing season. The grapes ripen slowly. The soil is a mixture of clay, gravel and limestone. Ideal for both water retention and mineralisation. Oak casks assist in aging the wine for eight months.
Good Chianti sings when paired with food and this is a classic example full of red cherry and raspberry fruit, bright acidity with an excellent structure, a hint of savoury dried herbs and soft tannins on a lingering finish.