Marchesi De' Frescobaldi Nipozzano Chianti Rufina Riserva DOCG 2017
One of the major and largest vine growing businesses in Europe, Frescobaldi owns nine estates covering over 1,000 ha of vineyards, all located in excellent areas for fine wines. Directly managed by its family members, Frescobaldi produces almost 7 million bottles and the wines are exported to over 60 countries throughout the world. The Frescobaldi name goes back many centuries into the history of art, culture, trade and finance of Italy in general and Tuscany in particular. From the second half of the last century, the Frescobaldi's were keen players in the development of Tuscan vine-growing
The grapes were hand harvested from mid September to mid October and then softly pressed. 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. The wine was matured for 24 months in barrique.
Spur pruned cordon and guyot. Medium to high density planting from 2,000 to 6,000 vines per hectare.
This wine has a full aroma with hints of cherry, strawberry, plum and dried flowers. The palate is warm and savoury with sweet, evolved tannins; harmonious and spicy.
Everyday Serving Suggestion
Barbecued meat, rich beef stew or aged cheese.
Bronze (IWC 2010)
Country / Region / Appellation
IT / Tuscany / Chianti Rufina DOCG