Frescobaldi, Castello Nipozzano Chianti Rúfina Riserva Vecchie Viti 2015

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  • Type:

    Red

  • Country:

    Italy

  • Region:

    Tuscany

  • ABV:

    13.50%

  • Grape:

    Sangiovese

  • Grape Blend:

    Sangiovese 90%, Malvasia Nera 4%, Canaiolo 3%, Colorino 3%

  • Winemaker:

    Francesca Pratesi

  • Bottle Size:

    750ml

Frescobaldi Castello Nipozzano Chianti Rúfina Riserva Vecchie Viti 2015 - Wine

Tasting Notes

The nose shows great balance between floral notes of cassis, raspberry and spiced notes of vanilla. The richness of fruit follows through on to the complex palate with notes of blackberry and gooseberry enveloping beautifully integrated tannins.

Production Notes

The grapes were hand-harvested from mid September to mid October and then gently pressed. Each grape variety was vinified separately, with fermentation taking place in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures of less than 30C. Fermentation lasted for 13 days, with a maceration period of 20 days with frequent pump overs. Malolactic fermentation occurred immediately afterwards. The wine was then transferred to large oak casks where it was matured for a period of 24 months, followed by three months in bottle.

Producer Profile

Tradition, innate elegance and the essence of the Renaissance: Tuscany exudes an aura of timelessness that has inspired generations of the Frescobaldi family and is now an integral part of their vineyards. The Nipozzano Estate is located in one of the traditional areas of Chianti: Chianti Rufina, which is the smallest and most elevated Chianti sub-appellation. The 11th century castle is located in the heart of the prestigious Chianti Rufina, which holds the family cellar including wines dating back to 1864. The uniqueness of the Nipozzano terroir continues to produce wines with a wide range of aromas and extraordinary longevity.