Frescobaldi Nipozzano Chianti Rufina Riserva DOCG 2018
Description Nipozzano 2016 boasts the characteristics of this superb vintage with strength and finesse. Its intense ruby red colour gives it a bold and elegant character. Red berries and notes of ripe citrus fruit give way to a delicately fruity nose, followed by elegant notes of violet. This is all completed with aslight spiciness. The palate expresses itself with an intriguing, harmonious complexity. Nipozzano 2016 is dense and persistent.
Harvest, Vinification and ageing Harvest took place in the first few days of September. As soon as the grapes were harvested, they were taken to the cellar. Once de-stemmed, the natural fermentation process began in thermo-regulated stainless steel vats. The wine remained in the vats to complete maceration. After racking, malolactic fermentation took place in steel as well. At the end of the year, the wine was transferred into barriques, where it was aged for afurther 24 months. A further period in the bottle brought Nipozzano 2016 to its full expression as a wine with exceptional balance.
Grape Variety Sangiovese and complementary varieties.
Awards JamesSuckling.Com 92 Points, Wine Advocate 92 Points