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Rocca delle Macìe
Grape Varieties90% Sangiovese (aka "Morellino"), 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot
AppellationMorellino di Scansano DOC
- 89 Points
DescriptionThe late Italo Zingarelli, a highly-acclaimed Italian film producer best known for his classic spaghetti westerns, purchased Rocca delle Macìe properties in Castellina in Chianti in 1973 and thus embarked on a career as one of Chianti Classico's more unlikely wine producers. Thanks to his dedication and passion and that of his son Sergio, who now oversees the property, Rocca delle Macìe has become one of Tuscany's leading wine estates.This fine Morellino di Scansano comes from the prestigious Campomaccione estate in Tuscany's Grosseto province. The 198-acre property was acquired by Rocca delle Macìe in 1998. In 2003, the Zingarelli family extended its holdings in the area with the purchase of the 166-acre Casa Maria estate. Beginning in the 1990s, the Morellino di Scansano DOCG was recognized by a growing number of wine critics and connoisseurs who see its enormous potential for a new style of world-class wines from Tuscany with their own distinct personality.
VinificationSelected grapes are harvested at the peak of their ripeness and then vinified employing the most advanced technology available.
ColorBrilliant ruby red
NoseIntense aromas of ripe red fruits
PalateSmooth, full-bodied with a long lasting finish
AnalysisAlcohol: 13 %
Serving SuggestionsThis versatile red wine is a splendid companion for spicier dishes, all types of grilled, roasted and barbecued meats.