This is a tight and fruity Chianti Classico with dried cherry and walnut aromas and flavors. Some tile and spice too. Medium body, firm tannins and a fresh finish. Give it a year to open up.
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Rocca delle Macìe
Riserva di Fizzano Gran Selezione
Grape Varieties95% Sangiovese, 5% Merlot
AppellationChianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG
DescriptionThe late Italo Zingarelli, a former boxer and producer of spaghetti westerns, bought Rocca delle Macìe in 1973 and thus embarked on a career as one of Chianti Classico's more unlikely wine producers. Thanks to his dedication and that of his son Sergio who now oversees the property, Rocca delle Macìe has become one of Tuscany's greatest wine estates, employing organic fertilization, careful pruning, small oak barriques for aging, and harvesting by hand.
VinificationAfter fermentation the majority of the wine matures in 35hl French oak barrels, with a small amount aging in 225-liter barriques. After the blending, the wine rests in the bottle for one year.
ColorIntense ruby red
NoseIntense with hints of wild berries and well-balanced spice
PalateWarm with ripe red fruit aromas and a long finish
AnalysisAlcohol: 13.5 %
Serving SuggestionsCompliments red meat dishes, roasts, game and aged cheeses