Mormoreto Toscana Castello di Nipozzano 2016 Frescobaldi


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The top wine from the estate, Mormoreto is a rich, elegant wine with intense blueberry and blackberry aromas and warm balsamic notes. Ruby, red with violet highlights. On the palate the tannins are textured and dense, rich and velvety with a very long finish marked by eucalyptus and balsamic notes.

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The vineyards of Nipozzano are situated approximately 20 miles to the east of Florence. The grapes are grown in a 25 hectare vineyard, planted in 1976, with more than 5,800 vines per hectare. The vineyard sits at 250 to 300 metres above sea-level. Two types of soil run through the vineyard: the first is rich in sand and well drained with a reasonable presence of calcium. The second is a limestone soil, rich in clay and calcium, which produces elegant wines. The combination of altitude, soil type and a cool ventilated microclimate provides excellent conditions for perfect growth and produces wines of harmonious character and great longevity.

The grapes were hand-harvested and then gently pressed. Each variety was vinified separately. Fermentation took place over 15 days in stainless steel tanks at less than 35°C. Maceration lasted for 20 days, with malolactic conversion taking place in barriques immediately following alcoholic fermentation. The wine was aged for 24 months in hand-split oak barrels that were new and partly once-used, before being cellared for six months in bottle.

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RRP £65.50
Vintage 2016
Alcoholic strength 14%
Serve with slow-cooked meat dishes, marinades and stews
Awards 94 pts, James Suckling, 2021; 91 pts, Wine Enthusiast, 2021; 93 pts, Robert Parker, 2021; Silver, DWWA, 2020
Grapes Cabernet Sauvignon 64%, Cabernet Franc 26%, Merlot 5%, Petit Verdot 5%
Body E
Vegetarian Yes
Vegan Yes
Milk No
Eggs No
Organic No
Biodynamic No
Castello Nipozzano

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.

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