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Rocca delle Macìe
Sergio Zingarelli Chianti Classico Gran Selezione
Sergio Zingarelli Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG
Grape Varieties90% Sangiovese, 10% Colorino
AppellationChianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG
- 97 Points
BackgroundThe 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. This wine encapsulates the very best of the Chianti Classico DOCG and its vineyards by selecting only indigenous varieties of the DOCG to best express the regions terroir. Rocca delle Macìe is one of the few wineries in Tuscany to put a DOCG at the very top of their quality pyramid, versus an IGT / Super Tuscan selection.
VinificationHand harvested grapes are selected from Rocca delle Macìe's best vineyard site in Castellina in Chianti. Following fermentation, the wine is aged for 18 months in French oak barriques and refines an additional one year in bottle prior to release.
ColorDeep ruby red
NoseIntense, persistent red fruit with touches of spice
PalateWarm, velvety and well-balanced with ripe red fruit flavors and a long finish
AnalysisAlcohol: 13.5 %
Serving SuggestionsCompliments red meat dishes, roasts, game and aged cheeses