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174 Ratings
Marchesi de Frescobaldi Chianti Rùfina Castello di Nipozzano Riserva

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Wine Description

(2011 Vintage) During the month of August there have been two extraordinary climatic situations importance that shaped by the power of the natural elements of the characteristics of the grapes. The first half of August was marked by sunny days, daytime temperatures never above 30 ° and very cold nights. In the second part of August instead of the power of the sun he has given strength and concentration to the red grapes such as Sangiovese. The end result is that we got red grapes characterized by an extraordinary health aspect, ripe, concentrated and rich in polyphenolic material. The harvest was carried out on October 3 Sangiovese: sometimes how irritating this variety but this year has paid off in Nipozzano satisfactions. Fruity and fresh the first few harvests. Then taking advantage of a sunny September we brought Sangiovese growing in this seal levels of maturation of the pulp and the skin that can be reached only in the best years.

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  • Ken's Wine Guide
    (2004 Vintage) If you like classic old world Italian wine, here is a nice option that we recently had with dinner @ Vincenzo’s in Chelmsford, MA. This almost black wine opened with a mild bouquet of dark berries a...
  • Wine Spectator
    (2004 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator
  • James Suckling
    (2011 Vintage)
  • Wine Spectator
    (2011 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/15/2015
  • Wine Spectator
    (2008 Vintage) This wine has proven it can age effortlessly so enjoy its spicy, black licorice, meaty, peppery, black cherry nose but give some time to really impress. On the palate you will note a sense of freshness and elegance along with smoky, meaty, tobacco, prune, peppery, black cherry, orange peel and dried fig flavours. Fine intensity you can enjoy now with beef dishes or mushroom risotto, or wait five to seven years for it to mellow out.