Nipozzano Chianti Rufina Riserva DOCG Vecchie Viti 2018 Frescobaldi


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Nipozzano Vecchie Viti boasts a lovely ruby red colour, luminous and brilliant. The nose exhibits great balance between floral notes of apricot and spiced notes of rosehip and vanilla. Fresh, complex and persistent on the palate with beautifully integrated tannins, this is silky and harmonious.

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The grapes are sourced from the oldest and most deeply rooted vines at the Castello Nipozzano vineyard. The 40 year-old vines are planted at a medium to high density of between 2,000 to 6,000 vines per hectare. They are spur pruned and trained according to the Guyot method. The soil is dry and stony but well drained, with a high clay and limestone content. It is poor in organic matter, encouraging deep root systems and stressing the vine to concentrate the flavours in the berries.

Once harvested, the Sangiovese and complementary traditional grape varieties were destemmed. The natural fermentation began taking place with wild yeasts in cement tanks at controlled temperatures, followed by maceration to extract flavour, colour and fine tannins. The wine was then transferred to 30 hectolitre oak casks where it was matured for a period of 24 months. Further bottle ageing took place allowing development of greater balance.

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RRP £24.49
Vintage 2018
Alcoholic strength 13.5%
Serve with dense Tuscan soup, pappardelle with wild boar ragù and delicate game dishes
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Grapes Sangiovese 85%, Colorino 7%, Canaiolo 5%, Malvasia Nera 3%
Body D
Contains sulphites Yes
Vegetarian Yes
Vegan Yes
Milk No
Eggs No
Organic No
Biodynamic No
Closure Cork
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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