Why Buy: Power and richness are one thing; but when power and richness combines with finesse and balance, now that's something else: something special. And that's why we can hardly contain ourselves about the 2019 Castello di Volpaia Coltassala, a 96-point stunner and a rarity in the marketplace (only 400 cases imported).

What They're Saying: In an adoring, 96-point review of the Coltassala Gran Selezione 2019, Wine Spectator’s Bruce Sanderson hailed it as “vibrant and elegant, with well-integrated tannins and a long, supple, mineral-tinged finish." 

The Story: We've long been fans of this pioneering estate, whose first Coltassala, released in 1980, was hailed by the international wine press as a Super Tuscan, and whose complex, exquisitely crafted wines went on to set the standard for a revised specification of Chianti Classico. The volcanically rich soils of Chianti Classico are partly to credit for the quality of these wines year in and year out; equal credit is due the high-elevation Coltassala vineyard, the oldest from an estate that can trace its founding all the way back to the 11th century, when it was part of a fortified village on the border between the nation-states of Florence and Siena. The earliest reports of winemaking can be pinpointed to 1172. The Coltassala vineyard is rife with superior clones of ancient Sangiovese vines, and it is impossible to miss the old-vine character in their wines, in which a wonderful earthiness is answered by a stately elegance.

Our Tasting Notes: The Coltassala has it all: heft, depth, and length, but also beautiful acidity and minerality. There is also the characteristically alluring Coltassala bouquet, alive with aromas of fresh flowers, vibrant citrus, and dark berries. 

ABV: 14.5%

What to Pair Them With: The Coltassala should be set aside for special meals (the richer, the better — think: long braises, roasted game, bone-in chops of any kind), or slow sipping on the porch or by a fire. 

Fun Fact: Volpaia's stature in the wine community far surpasses that of its size; it has a population, today, of only 44 people.

Our Guarantee: We always buy and source direct, so rest assured: your wine will arrive in your hands with pristine provenance. Secure your order today!



*Offer NOT valid in-store. This offer is made pre-arrival, with wines estimated to be delivered to your preferred store in Winter 2023 (Dec. 21st - Mar. 20th, 2024). With the supply chain issues that we are seeing globally, there may be some unforeseen delays which could affect the ETA. All sale prices are the lowest available at Total Wine & More and ONLY valid through Concierge Sales. No further discounts or coupons may be applied. Offer not valid in KS, MI, NY, or TN. This offer is for ONE WEEK, or until sold out, and will expire on Tuesday, August 22nd, 2023.

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