Frescobaldi Castello Nipozzano Chianti Rufina Riserva 2015
£121.32 Price Per Case ( 6 Bottles )
Country - Italy
Region - Tuscany
Grape Varieties - Sangiovese 90%, Other Varieties 10%
Alcohol by volume - 13%
Bottle - 75cl
Producer - Frescobaldi
Tasting notes - The 2014 is an opulent, complex and intense wine with a floral bouquet complemented by wild berry aromas of raspberry, blackberry and blueberry. Layered with spice, toasty notes and hints of tea, nutmeg and coffee, this has a warming, enveloping palate with fine, smooth tannins. Elegant and harmoniously balanced with a long, persistent finish.
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The benchmark of Chianti Riserva, Nipozzano has a vibrant personality full of wild berry, cherry and toasted notes underpinned with spicy aromas, elegant and fine.
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.
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 in 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.
The vineyards of Nipozzano are found approximately 20 miles to the east of Florence. Located in the heart of the prestigious Chianti Rufina territory, the vines are grown on a hillside that overlooks the valley and the River Arno. The balance of altitude, soil type and a cool ventilated microclimate provides excellent conditions for perfect growth and produces wines of harmonious character and great longevity.
A blend of 90% Sangiovese with 10% complementary grapes: Malvasia Nera, Colorino, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Each variety was fermented separately at controlled temperatures of 30°C, which lasted for 13 days. The grapes were macerated on the skins for 25 days, with frequent pumping over to extract colour, flavour and fine tannins. The wine went through malolactic fermentation immediately after fermentation was complete. A proportion of the wine was matured in second and third passage barriques for 24 months. Three months bottle ageing.
The 2015 is an opulent, complex and intense wine with a floral bouquet complemented by wild berry aromas of raspberry, blackberry and blueberry. Layered with spice, toasty notes and hints of tea, nutmeg and coffee, this has a warming, enveloping palate with fine, smooth tannins. Elegant and harmoniously balanced with a long, persistent finish.
Barbecued meat, rich beef stew or aged cheese.
Sangiovese 90%, Other Varieties 10%
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