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Rocca delle Macìe
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Description
A virtuoso example of the new breed of top quality, innovative wines broadly known as "Super Tuscan" reds. Big, velvety and elegantly structured.
CountryItaly
RegionChianti
Grape Varieties50% Sangiovese Grosso, 50% Cabernet Sauvignon
AppellationTuscany IGT
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BackgroundFor well over 40 years, the Zingarelli family has dedicated themselves to crafting the finest wines, providing meticulous attention to the vineyards and championing Chianti Classico DOC. Established in 1973 by acclaimed Italian film producer Italo Zingarelli, Rocca delle Macìe totals 600 hectares (1,500 acres) across six estates in Tuscany. Led today by Italo's son Sergio, his wife Daniela and two children, Rocca delle Macìe is one of Tuscany's leading wine estates.
VinificationOnly produced in the best vintages, Cabernet & Sangiovese grapes 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.