Il Colombaio Chianti Contessa Ava is a beautiful red wine gem from this famous appellation of Tuscany. Fattoria Il Colombaio is an historic Tuscan property located near Montereggioni in the province of Siena. The property has historical records dating back to the 1800?s. The soils are the famous Chianti "galestro," the Italian name for a special soil comprised of loose marl and limestone. The vineyards sit on 15 hectares with the rest of the 70 hectares planted to many olive trees. Il Colombaio practices organic farming.
Contessa Ava Chianti D.O.C.G. is 100% Sangiovese and decidedly innovative thanks to a particular maceration process that extracts the unmistakable fruity aroma, guaranteeing an extraordinarily smooth taste and body. The wine was aged 6 months in bottle. It offers a nose of delicate aromas of sour black cherries, violet, currants, and strawberries. Smooth and balanced on the palate with a pleasing finish.
Enjoy Il Colombaio Chianti Contessa Ava with veal, pasta, cioppino, and aged cheeses.