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Rocca delle Macìe
Riserva di Fizzano Gran Selezione
Grape Varieties95% Sangiovese, 5% Merlot
AppellationChianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG
- 92 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. Riserva di Fizzano is classified Chianti Classico Gran Selezione, the top tier of Chianti Classico wines in terms of production and aging parameters. To be classified Gran Selezione, grapes must be estate-grown and estate-bottled and the wine must be aged a minimum of 30 months. A champion of Chianti Classico, Rocca delle Mace 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.
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