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2013 Rocca delle Macìe Riserva di Fizzano Gran Selezione

$39.00

For well over 40 years, the Zingarelli family has dedicated themselves to crafting the finest wines, providing meticulous attention to the vineyards and championing Chianti Classico DOC. Rocca delle Macìe is one of the few wineries in Tuscany to put a Gran Selezione at the very top of their quality pyramid, versus an IGT / Super Tuscan selection. This historic cru is made using grapes grown on the vineyard of the same name in Fizzano, which extends across 35 hectares of sandy, pebbly soils that are perfect for exalting the fragrances of the Sangiovese grape. Bright ruby-red in color, with ripe berry fruit overtones and a strong mineral note, it is an elegant wine that lasts and lasts on the palate. It has a verve and a character that allow it to mature over time without losing its fascination.


ABV % = 14

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Chianti Classico

Tuscany's beloved Chianti Classico region is best known for expressive wines made predominantly from Sangiovese. The region is graced with families making wine at a high level, with distinction based on house style and a diversity of soils. Three primary soils dominate: galestro, albarese, and clay are the tour de force of the region. The clay soils yield wines that are plush, pretty, elegant, and maybe see a little oak. The wines from galestro soils tend to be dark and earthy, yet elegant. The pure albarese soils create wines that can be powerful, brooding, earthy, and long-lived. Fruit from different soils are often blended to bring a unique spectrum of results. In terms of styles, Chianti Classico is aromatically complex and easy to enjoy. For more power and individuality, choose a Chianti Classico Riserva, which by law ages longer and typically has more oak influence. For highly individual expressions, seek out wines with the relatively new Gran Selezione indication on the label; these are special designated estate wines that represent the cream of the crop...literally.
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