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Rocca delle Macìe
Grape Varieties50% Sangiovese Grosso, 50% Cabernet Sauvignon
AppellationTuscany IGT
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  • 94 Points
    Vinous September 14, 2017
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.
VinificationOnly produced in the best vintages, the varieties are vinified and aged separately. A 15 day traditional maceration is followed by 9-13 months maturation in French oak barriques. After blending, the wine ages an additional 3 months in 35hl barrels and one year in bottle prior to release.
ColorVery intense ruby red, tending towards garnet
NoseFull, persistent, with attractive toasty oak notes from the barrique aging
PalateDry, elegant with a good structure
AnalysisAlcohol: 13.5 %
Serving SuggestionsA good accompaniment to meat, game and hard cheeses. Serve at 64°F.