Nipozzano Vecchie Viti Riserva 2016, Chianti Rufina, Italy
Dark berry aromas sustained by the sweetness of vanilla and accompanied by pleasant toasted cocoa notes. The richness of the fruit is confirmed in the mouth to be complex and persistent, with notes of blackberry and gooseberry. The well balanced tannins give a soft result, elegantly incorporating themselves into the wine’s intriguing structure.
Blend - Sangiovese 85%, Colorino 7%, Canaiolo 5%, Malvasia Nera 3%. Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks at less than 30C and lasted for 13 days. Each grape variety was kept separate. Maceration lasted for 25 days. Malolactic fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks immediately after alcoholic fermentation. 50% is aged in 2nd and 3rd year French barriques for 24 months followed by 4 months in bottle prior to release.
Producer - The Frescobaldi name goes back many centuries into the history of art, culture, trade and finance. From the second half of the last century, the Frescobaldi's were keen players in the development of Tuscan vine-growing.
In 1989 Frescobaldi bought the Castelgiocondo estate in Montalcino, the largest vine-growing farm in the Brunello area. Although the estates have gone through many changes over the years, ownership has never changed hands and still, after 30 generations, is in full control of the Frescobaldi family.
Alcohol Percentage - 13.5%