Frescobaldi Castello Nipozzano Montesodi Toscana 2017

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Frescobaldi Castello Nipozzano Montesodi Toscana 2017

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. 

Awards
92 pts, James Suckling, 2021
91 PtsWine Spectator, 2021

Frescobaldi Castello Nipozzano Montesodi Toscana 2017

Well structured and savoury with hints of dark fruits, forest
floor 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
Winter 2017 was mild and dry. In spring the early budding of the vines brought the
growing season forward. During spring, the arrival of sporadic rains restored the
vineyard’s water table guaranteeing good flowering, still ahead of the previous growing
season. The 2017 harvest began at the end of August, after a hot, dry summer that led
to the harvesting of well-ripened grapes, qualitatively rich in body and colour.
Vineyard
The vineyard is situated in the heart of the Chianti Rufina area on hills that overlook the
river Arno. The balanced combination of altitude, soil and a cool, ventilated
microclimate, enables the vines to enjoy ideal conditions for optimum 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.
Winemaking
The grapes were hand-harvested into 15 kilogram crates before being carefully
selected on the sorting table, choosing only the healthy and highest quality clusters
based on phenolic ripeness. Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks at
controlled temperatures lasting 10 days; maceration was defined by tasting and lasted
for approximately 30 days. The wine was racked bringing malolactic conversion to a
close. Montesodi was aged for 18 months in 30 hectolitre French and Austrian oak
casks. Subsequent bottling ageing enabled the maximum expression of elegance.
Tasting Note
Produced only in the best years, Montesodi shows striking concentration and opulence.
An elegant but powerful bouquet of floral aromas is complemented by rich notes of red
and black berried fruit, with sweet spice. The palate is balanced with silky-smooth
tannins through to a long, enticing finish.
Grape
Sangiovese 100%

Awards
92 pts, James Suckling, 2021
91 PtsWine Spectator, 2021

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