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Rocca delle Macie Chianti Classico DOCG 2012
- Varietal: Sangiovese
- Country: Italy
- Region: Tuscany
- Unit Size: 750 ml
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Wine Spectator 88 Points
($26) Round and fruity, with solid grip, this red shows cherry and berry notes accented by tobacco and almond hints. Shows good length on the finish. Drink now through 2020.
Intense and persistent with hints of wild berries that combine well with the aromas released by the wood of the barrels. Lively ruby red. Savory and full bodied, it highlights the exceptional persistence of the bouquet.
An exceptional match to all meats and pastas. Try Ribollita Tuscan Soup or Florentine-style Tripe.
When the late Italo Zingarelli, a former boxer and film producer, bought Rocca delle Macìe in Tuscany's Chianti Classico district back in 1973, he embarked on a new career as one of Tuscany's more unlikely wine producers.
It was certainly not intended to be a hobby... it was a vocation, a desire to return to the soil." Zingarelli, who passed away in the spring of 2000, was always quick to point out.
Working closely with his son Sergio, Zingarelli set about restoring the property that Sergio together with his wife Daniela, who plays an active role in the day-to-day management of the estate, and their two children now call home. Then a tumbled down 14th-century farmstead near the village of Castellina in Chianti, it was surrounded by acres of neglected vines. Vineyards were replanted from scratch; further property, was acquired, and a state-of-the-art cellar built and installed with the latest winemaking equipment. The Zingarellis left nothing to chance in their quest to create a stellar Tuscan wine estate.
Organic fertilization, careful pruning, the introduction of small oak barrels for aging and harvesting by hand are just some of the practices Sergio and his father instituted at the estate. Rocca is an active member of the Chianti Classico growers' consortium, which takes the black rooster as its symbol.
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