Frescobaldi Castello Nipozzano Vecchie Viti Chianti Rufina Riserva 2016

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Frescobaldi Castello Nipozzano Vecchie Viti Chianti Rufina Riserva 2016

Country - Italy

Region - Tuscany

Grape Varieties - Sangiovese 90%, Malvasia Nera 4%, Canaiolo 3%, Colorino 3%

Alcohol by volume - 13.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Frescobaldi

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.

Awards

Top 100,Wine Merchant, 2019

93 Pts, Robert Parker, 2019

 

Frescobaldi Castello Nipozzano Vecchie Viti Chianti Rufina Riserva 2016

Ripe fruits of cassis, raspberry and green plum with sweet scents of wild rose, walnut and spicy notes of clove and chocolate through to a persistent, robust finish.

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 was an excellent vintage due to the favourable climate and high temperatures during the summer. Spring started in earnest on 21st March; the flowering phase was encouraged by alternating sunny and milder days, with lower than average rainfall compared to the previous five years. Summer was one of the warmest and sunniest of the past decade, with July reaching temperatures of over 30°C and receiving very little rainfall. Beneficial rains at the beginning of August modified the season’s rhythm and the Sangiovese was harvested at the beginning of October.

Vineyard

The grapes are sourced from the oldest and most deeply rooted vines at the Castello Nipozzano vineyard. The 40 year-old vines are planted to a medium to high density of between 2,000 to 6,000 vines per hectare. They are spur pruned and trained according to the Guyot method. The soil is dry and stony but well drained, with a high clay and limestone content. It is poor in organic matter, encouraging deep root systems and stressing the vine to concentrate the flavours in the berries.

Winemaking

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 30°C. 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.

Tasting Note

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.

Grape

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

Awards

Top 100,Wine Merchant, 2019

93 Pts, Robert Parker, 2019

 

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Vintage 2016
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