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Rocca delle Macìe
Ser Gioveto
Description
Bunches of Sangiovese grapes are hand selected from a single vineyard are the source of this sensational, compelling red wine. Well-balanced, dry and refined with a long finish.
CountryItaly
RegionChianti
Grape Varieties100% Sangiovese
AppellationChianti Classico Riserva DOCG
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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. Ser Gioveto was first created in 1985 by Italo as a tribute to his son Sergio, who began working alongside him at the winery that same year; the name of the wine is also a reference to the archaic name of Sangiovese, the main grape chosen for the wine. The 2015 harvest is, for the first time, under the Chianti Classico Riserva appellation, and produced with 100% Sangiovese from a single vineyard.
VinificationHand-selected berries undergo 8-10 days of alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel vats, with 10-15 days of skin maceration. The wine ages an additional 20-24 months in French oak barrels followed by one year in bottle.
ColorRuby red with garnet reflections
NoseRich and persistent, with a balanced amount of oak from the barrel aging
PalateA well balanced wine, dry and refined, with good structure and a long finish
AnalysisAlcohol: 14.55 %pH: 3.70RS: 1.65 g/LTA: 5.30 g/L
Serving SuggestionsPairs well with red meat and game dishes. Serve at a temperature of 66°F or lower.