"Rocca di Montegrossi’s Chianti Classico is the estate’s flagship wine; it is a blend of about 90% Sangiovese, with Canaiolo and Colorino, and is produced every year. It ages mainly in large casks and barrels made with oak from Allier, for 12-14 months. It is unfiltered, and after bottling it ages another 6 months prior to release. In the glass it is lively ruby, with bright violet reflections, and on the nose displays the rich fruity aromas typical of the varietals, particularly forest berry fruit and sour cherries. On the palate it’s harmonious and well structured, with nice tannins and savory accents; it will easily age for 7-10 years. Annual production is about 50,000 bottles."
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Wine Spectator #24 Wine of 2018
The 2015 Tignanello is a very intense ruby red in color. On the nose, the notes of ripe red fruit, together with cassis and blackberries, are in perfect balance with the hints of chocolate and liquorice. The palate is rich, ample, and vibrant and is endowed with lively and silky tannins which give a great complexity and an important length to the finish and aftertaste.
"Fantastic aromas of dark berries, sandalwood and Spanish cedar that are ever so deep. Full body, an incredible spin of polished tannins and bright acidity. Incredible depth. Like looking over the edge of a skyscraper. Powerful and structured. A great Tignanello. A little more sangiovese than usual. Best since the legendary 1997" -James Suckling
Comprised of 85% Sangiovese and a balance of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah, this laid-back Chianti offers red-skinned berry and baking spice aromas. The palate is simple, with easygoing tannins and ripe red cherry and clove flavors. Enjoy soon.
Color: Ruby red
Bouquet: On the nose it is very spicy with chilies and peppers before turning to berries and strawberries
Flavor: Full body, velvety tannins and flavors, as well as lightly salty undertones characterizes the palate
Pairings: Ideal with many complex dishes such as red meat, feathered and furry game, also accompanied by mushrooms or truffles. Excellent with cheeses such as aged tomes, parmesan, Tuscan pecorino
Casanova di Neri
Brunello di Montalcino Casanova di Neri is characterized simply by its white label, to the point where it has now been renamed "White Label" on the American market. This "Etichetta bianca" is born in vineyards that look to Montalcino from the east, at an altitude which varies from 350 to 480 metres above sea level, very close to the cellar. The main characteristics of this wine are elegance, finesse, and longevity. It matures in large, used barrels for about 42-45 months and perfectly represents the estate's desire to express a product distinguished by character and tradition.
"This is a typical 2013 with a sweetness of fruit and plums. Citrus undertones. Medium to full body, ultra-fine tannins and a lively finish." -James Suckling
Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona
Ideal companion of roasted and stewed meat, game and mature cheese.
Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona
The bouquet is intense with vibrant herbal, spicy and fruit-forward notes. Very well structured, full bodied, quite soft and balanced with pronounced tannins. A wine with a great personality and long aftertaste.
An appropriate companion to first courses featuring red meat and main dishes of roasted pork and lamb. -Winemaker Notes
Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona
An excellent wine suited to all courses, particularly vegetables and cereals soups, salami, cheese and first and second courses featuring red meat. -Winemaker Notes
- Color – Very deep, it tells of the excellent quality of the grapes.
- Perfume – Balsamic, typical of the main grape variety in the blend.
- Taste – Round, pervasive, with sweet tannins, perfeclty balanced. Complex, long, yet not overpowering.
- Food pairing suggestions – From appetizers like cold cuts, to steamy pasta dishes in meat sauces. Not to be forgotten, the pairing with seasoned cheese, stewed meats and dry chocolate biscuits.
Tenuta dell' Ornellaia
2015 was one those years that every winemaker dreams of having at least once in his career. The balanced season with a warm and sunny summer, but with a cool, dry weather during the harvest produced wines that perfectly denote the seasonal trend. Rarely do we find a perfect balance between the various components of the wine, from the deep ruby color, to the crisp and fresh fruity hints with an ideally meaty texture, supported by silky, smooth tannins, devoid of any harsh edge.
Blend: 67% Merlot, 13% Sangiovese, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon.
"The first bottle of Morellino di Scansano dates back to 1981, only a few years after the DOC had been created in 1978.
This wine gets its flavour from the sandy soil on which the vines grow and the final result, in the glass, is an elegant wine with soft tannins. Made by 90% Sangiovese, this wine is fresh and pleasant with notes of red fruit, typical of this grape. Excellent as an aperitif if served chilled."
Poderi San Lazzaro
This 100% Sangiovese has a very intense ruby red color. The bouquet has a medium intensity of fresh flowers with slightly smoky notes on the nose. On the palate, the wine is elegant and medium-bodied, with soft, mature tannins and a finish of deep cherry complexity and strong mineral notes. Alcohol is 14%.
Food Pairings: Pasta with red sauces.
Prugnolo Gentile/Canaiolo Nero/Mammolo. Prugnole Gentile is the variant of Sangiovese in and around Montepulciano and is the majority of the blend, as is traditional and required by law (70% minimum). All of the fruit is from organically farmed estate vines, many of them quite old, and all of them tended carefully by Dora Forsoni; the soil is worked several times per year.
The grapes are destemmed but with many whole berries remaining intact; the fermentation with native yeasts and maceration in concrete is long and slow, as is the gentle pressing to get to the core of each berry (where Dora feels the sweetest part of the fruit lies). The wine is aged in botti for two years before release.
The aromatics will seduce you; the palate will make you fall in love; and the finish will make you wish it’d never end. The Percalo is a big, intense beauty whose powerhouse structure will make you rethink everything you ever thought you knew about Sangiovese. Fistfuls of black cherries rest atop a base of smoke, leather and underbrush—all of which is touched with mouth-watering acidity. Delicious, dense, daring.
If you have ever tasted Brunello di Montalcino wine, you intrinsically know what this wine is all about. Our 2015 Sangiovese is dark and fruity with that classic mix of earth, chocolate and dried herbs we love about our favorite modern-style Brunellos. It has consistently impressed when we’ve tasted with top-flight Brunello wines. While intensely fruity, this wine has solid tannin structure allowing it to age well over 6 to 10 years past the vintage.
A blend of 95% Sangiovese (called Prugnolo Gentile in Montepulciano) and 5% Canaiolo Nero, the grapes for this wine are hand harvested in late September. The must undergoes an initial pre-fermentation maceration at low temperatures to release some of the grapes more subtle nuances. The wine is aged for six months in barriques, followed by an additional 12 months in large Slavonian oak barrels. The wine then spends an additional 6 months in bottle for extra elegance and finesse.
This stunning wine is deep ruby red in color with intense aromas of ripe dark berries and black cherries complemented by subtler notes of spices and tobacco. Lush and velvety on the palate, this wine offers a full-flavored, powerful profile with smooth, polished tannins and bright acidity.