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Marchesi De' Frescobaldi Chianti Rufina Castello di Nipozzano Riserva 2015

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Description: A historic Frescobaldi wine produced at Castello di Nipozzano, 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. Vintage Report: In 2015 the grape ripening was excellent, aided by the long summer, high temperatures and favourable climate. The long-awaited warm welcome of winter did not come until the second half of February, slowing the reawakening of the vines which, due to the freezing temperatures, delayed the guttation phase by around ten days. Spring arrived punctually on 21 March. The flowering season was favoured by the alternation of clear days with mild temperatures and below average rainfall as compared to the last five years. The fruiting season began during the summer, which will be remembered as one of the hottest and sunniest of the last decade. July was characterised by days with temperatures above 30 degrees and very little rainfall. The beneficial rains of the first week in August changed the rhythm of the season once again. Autumn brought with it an unexpected change of air, colours and aromas, as well as the beginning of the harvest in September. Tasting Notes: Nipozzano 2015 has an intense ruby-red colour. The nose provides a pleasant combination of the clear notes of red berries and lightly toasted coffee, lending complexity to the wine before giving way to a fresh and spicy finish. In the mouth the wine is rich, characterised by the elegant density of the grapes and the mineral freshness of the finish that make it balanced and persistent. Alcohol by volume: 13%

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Marchesi de' Frescobaldi:
The Marchesi de' Frescobaldi is one of the most significant wine producers in Italy, with nine estates, and more than 1,000 hectares, in Tuscany. The family has been growing wine since the early 14th century, when they became the first in Tuscany to import and plant French vine cuttings. Because they have been producing wines for more than 700 years, to experience Frescobaldi is to glimp... Read more
The Marchesi de' Frescobaldi is one of the most significant wine producers in Italy, with nine estates, and more than 1,000 hectares, in Tuscany. The family has been growing wine since the early 14th century, when they became the first in Tuscany to import and plant French vine cuttings. Because they have been producing wines for more than 700 years, to experience Frescobaldi is to glimpse the history of Florence, from the Middle Ages to the present day. The core wine growing philosophy of the Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi revolves around the integrated relationship among environment, vine, climate, and man’s intervention. They continually upgrade their extensive vineyard holdings, and they craft their wines with the finest combination of traditional and innovative methods. Wine Spectator has ranked many of their offerings in the 90s and their wines are consistently listed in the magazines Top 100 Wines of the Year, encouraging wine enthusiasts from around the globe to become familiar with some of Italy’s finest wines. Visit www.tuscanytonight.com for more information about Marchesi de Frescobaldi wines, Italian recipes, wine and more. Read less

External Reviews for Marchesi De' Frescobaldi Chianti Rufina Castello di Nipozzano Riserva

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Source: We Speak Wine
08/08/2019

Description: A historic Frescobaldi wine produced at Castello di Nipozzano, 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. Vintage Report: In 2015 the grape ripening was excellent, aided by the long summer, high temperatures and favourable climate. The long-awaited warm welcome of winter did not come until the second half of February, slowing the reawakening of the vines which, due to the freezing temperatures, delayed the guttation phase by around ten days. Spring arrived punctually on 21 March. The flowering season was favoured by the alternation of clear days with mild temperatures and below average rainfall as compared to the last five years. The fruiting season began during the summer, which will be remembered as one of the hottest and sunniest of the last decade. July was characterised by days with temperatures above 30 degrees and very little rainfall. The beneficial rains of the first week in August changed the rhythm of the season once again. Autumn brought with it an unexpected change of air, colours and aromas, as well as the beginning of the harvest in September. Tasting Notes: Nipozzano 2015 has an intense ruby-red colour. The nose provides a pleasant combination of the clear notes of red berries and lightly toasted coffee, lending complexity to the wine before giving way to a fresh and spicy finish. In the mouth the wine is rich, characterised by the elegant density of the grapes and the mineral freshness of the finish that make it balanced and persistent. Alcohol by volume: 13%



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