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Frescobaldi Nipozzano Chianti Rufina Riserva

RM180.00

SKU:
IRW051204

The ancient defensive stronghold of Florence from the year 1000, the castle of Nipozzano is the most celebrated and historic property of the Frescobaldi family. Situated around 35 km north-east of Florence, it is the symbol of Tuscan winemaking and maintains a close relationship with the style of the terroir.  According to popular belief Nipozzano means ‘without a well’ – testimony to the area’s lack of water and ideal circumstances for the cultivation of grapevines. The first documentation about the renowned wines of Nipozzano dates from the Renaissance when great artists such as Donatello and Michelozzo Michelozzi regularly purchased wine from the estate.

 

Oak-aged for 24 months, Its bright scarlet hues mirror equally bright and deliciously savoury fruit. The compact palate provides coherent interplay between fruit and tannin with no sense of overripeness or oaky angularity. It’s mouthwatering now, but resist so its texture evens out fully.

Decanter: 96Pts; James Suckling: 92Pts; WinesCritic.com: 91Pts

Crafted from substainably-grown grapes, certified by Agriqualita 

Tasting Profile
Medium-bodied
Oaky
Cherry
Earthy
Mineral
About The Brand

The history of the Frescobaldi family starts over a thousand years ago and is closely connected with the history of Tuscany, with the wine involvement dating back to at least 1308.  At the high point of medieval Florence, the Frescobaldi’s spread their influence as bankers, earning the title of treasures to the English crown.  Today, they intend for the different family estates, with their vineyards, to be the expression of this diversity and for the wines to reflect each individual terroir, respecting their nature and authenticity. They own 11 estates in Tuscany, all running independently. That includes Ornellaia & Masseto, 2 of the most revered Super-Tuscan wines.

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