Wine Details

La Spinetta Il Colorino di Casanova Toscana IGT

Colorino is a relatively unknown black-skinned Tuscan grape variety, predominantly used as a blending ingredient to add color to wines. Its small berries also have a significant level of tannin, resulting in quite structured wines. The Colorino di Casanova reveals up-front aromas of wild cherries, tobacco, smoke and leather with herbs and liquorice adding complexity to the finish.

Region:

Producer:

La Spinetta Tuscany

Varietal:

100% Colorino

Vineyard:

50% Casanova, Terriciola, 50% Sezzana, Casciana Terme, Tuscany, south exposure

Yield:

3,000 bottles/ha

Aging:

Aged in new medium toasted French oak for 24 months

Alcohol content:

14.0%

Age of vines:

13 years

pH level:

3.5

Acidity:

6g/L

Production:

15,000 bottles

Soil:

Calcareous, containing ocean sediments

Training:

Cordone Speronato

Average altitude:

250 m (820 FT) a.s.l.

Vinification:

Alcoholic fermentation for 10-11 days in temperature controlled roto-fermenters, malolactic fermentation in oak

Harvest:

Middle of September

First vintage:

2005

Cellar:

La Spinetta Casanova, Tuscany

Bottling:

Transfer to stainless steel vats for 10 months before bottling, aging in bottle for 6 months, no filtration or clarifying

Release:

April, 3.5 years after harvest

Recent press reviews

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La Spinetta Il Colorino di Casanova Toscana IGT 2008

Wine Advocate (90)- "The 2008 Il Colorino di Casanova comes across as quite rich and dark in its wild cherries, tobacco, smoke and worn-in leather. This shows excellent balance in a brooding, yet mid-weight style. "

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La Spinetta Il Colorino di Casanova Toscana IGT 2008

Vinous Media (90)- "The 2008 Il Colorino di Casanova comes across as quite rich and dark in its wild cherries, tobacco, smoke and worn-in leather. This shows excellent balance in a brooding, yet mid-weight style."

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La Spinetta Il Colorino di Casanova Toscana IGT 2007

Wine Spectator (90)- "A touch animal in aroma, yet on the palate there's plenty of pure cherry, with fine depth underneath. Elegant, pretty and vibrant overall, with a long finish. Best from 2013 through 2022. "