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Rocca delle Macìe
Tenuta Sant' Alfonso
Grape Varieties100% Sangiovese
AppellationChianti Classico DOCG
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  • 91 Points
    Wine Spectator October 31, 2018
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.
VinificationAfter careful selection, grapes are gently pressed and the must undergoes traditional vinification. Once fermentation is complete, the wine is aged in French oak barrels for a minimum of 12 months and rests an additional one year in bottle prior to release.
ColorIntense ruby red with garnet reflections
NosePersistent aromas of ripe, red berries and plums
PalateWell-balanced, with forward fruit, smooth tannins and a lengthy finish
AnalysisAlcohol: 13.5 %
Serving SuggestionsEnjoy with red meat dishes, hearty stews and game.