Frescobaldi Castello Nipozzano Montesodi Toscana 2015

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Frescobaldi Castello Nipozzano Montesodi Toscana 2015

Country - Italy

Region - Tuscany

Grape Varieties - Sangiovese 100%

Alcohol by volume - 14.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Frescobaldi

Tasting notes - Produced only in the best years, this wine has an intense aroma profile with hints of cherry, strawberry, mineral notes and violets. The palate is warm and savoury, with sour cherry overtones and silky tannins resulting in a wine which is harmonious and balanced. 

Frescobaldi Castello Nipozzano Montesodi Toscana 2015

Well structured and savoury with hints of cherry, strawberry, plum and dried flowers. Lovely Sangiovese typicity.

Producer Note

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. Gambero Rosso awarded Frescobaldi with the prestigious ‘Tre Bicchieri Winery of the Year Award 2020’, in recognition of its uncompromising commitment to quality and innovation.

Vintage

2015 will be remembered for the excellent health and perfect ripening of the grapes, two significant results of a particularly good season. Supported by the warm spring days and plentiful water reserves stored during the winter, the vines began to bud on the 3rd April. The scarce rainfall in May and June allowed the grapes to grow in a dry environment. Warm days in August and September encouraged a gradual ripening of the fruit with an excellent concentration of sugars and polyphenols.

Vineyard

The castle of Nipozzano is the most famous property of the Frescobaldi family. It was built around the year 1,000 in the heart of the Chianti Rufina area on the hills that overlook the river Arno. Due to the perfect balance of altitude, soil and a cool, ventilated microclimate, the grape varieties enjoy ideal conditions for perfect growth. The vineyard covers 18 hectares and is situated at 400 metres above sea level with a south westerly orientation. The soils are dry and rocky limestone with calcareous clay, which are well drained and poor in organic substances. The vines are over 20 years old. They are trained according to the Guyot method and are planted at a density of 5,850 vines per hectare. The wines of the estate have been cherished since Renaissance times for their balance and longevity.

Winemaking

The grapes were hand-harvested in early October. Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks at temperatures maintained below 35˚C. The total maceration time lasted for approximately 30 days, during which periodical stirring took place to obtain maximum colour and to extract soft, fine tannins. The wine went through malolactic fermentation before being aged for 18 months in large Austrian and French 30 hl oak casks and cellared for six months in the bottle.

Tasting Note

Produced only in the best years, this wine has an intense aroma profile with hints of cherry, strawberry, mineral notes and violets. The palate is warm and savoury, with sour cherry overtones and silky tannins resulting in a wine which is harmonious and balanced.

Grape

Sangiovese 100%

 

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Bottles Per Case 6
Vintage 2015
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