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Castello di Nipozzano Chianti Rufina Riserva Montesodi 2012

Winemaker's Notes:

Nipozzano 2012 is ruby colored with purple reflections. Entry on the nose is floral, clean aromas os sweet violet which prevail over the fruitiness. The raspberry, black currant and cherry accompanied by licorice scents and spicy notes of Muscat and white pepper.

Marchesi de' Frescobaldi:
The Marchesi de' Frescobaldi is one of the most significant wine producers in Italy, with nine estates, and more than 1,000 hectares, in Tuscany. The family has been growing wine since the early 14th century, when they became the first in Tuscany to import and plant French vine cuttings. Because they have been producing wines for more than 700 years, to experience Frescobaldi is to glimp... Read more
The Marchesi de' Frescobaldi is one of the most significant wine producers in Italy, with nine estates, and more than 1,000 hectares, in Tuscany. The family has been growing wine since the early 14th century, when they became the first in Tuscany to import and plant French vine cuttings. Because they have been producing wines for more than 700 years, to experience Frescobaldi is to glimpse the history of Florence, from the Middle Ages to the present day. The core wine growing philosophy of the Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi revolves around the integrated relationship among environment, vine, climate, and man’s intervention. They continually upgrade their extensive vineyard holdings, and they craft their wines with the finest combination of traditional and innovative methods. Wine Spectator has ranked many of their offerings in the 90s and their wines are consistently listed in the magazines Top 100 Wines of the Year, encouraging wine enthusiasts from around the globe to become familiar with some of Italy’s finest wines. Visit www.tuscanytonight.com for more information about Marchesi de Frescobaldi wines, Italian recipes, wine and more. Read less

Member Reviews for Castello di Nipozzano Chianti Rufina Riserva Montesodi

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Snooth User: EMark
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3.00 5
12/30/2016

Very much a barnyard nose. On the tongue, typical, to me, lightly red-fruited, but, then, noticeable tartness. Medium bodied. Very drinkable, and, for $14, good QPR.


External Reviews for Castello di Nipozzano Chianti Rufina Riserva Montesodi

External Review
Source: Grand Wine Cellar
04/12/2016

Deep red with garnet colour; aromas of black cherry/blackberry fruit with cedar, smoke and vanilla notes; extra dry, full bodied, with balanced fruit flavours, notes of smoke and tar, good acidity with a touch of spice, licorice and leather; long finish.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
08/20/2016

Description: Nipozzano Riserva Chianti Rufina DOCG is one of the historic wines produced at the Castello Nipozzano. This wine always retains its close relationship with the Castello di Nipozzano terroir. Vintage Report: Winter 2012 was characterised by cold temperatures reaching below zero in January. In February there was abundant snowfall. The cool spring, with rainy episodes well spread over the season, encouraged the replenishment of the soil on the slopes, guaranteeing good water resources for the vineyards, especially during the summer period, when the vegetation was at its peak and the clusters started to darken and ripen. The summer, on the other hand, hot and dry, was characterised by days with record temperatures of over 35°C and a strong temperature range during the night. Tasting Notes: Nipozzano 2012 is ruby coloured with purple reflections. Entry on the nose is floral, clean aromas of sweet violet which prevail over the fruitiness. Then, raspberry, blackcurrant and cherry, accompanied by liquorice scents and spicy notes of Muscat and white pepper. At the end sweet notes of black plum jam and almond candy appear. Entry on the palate is warm and decisive, with tannins readily evident. The texture appears decisive, a typical characteristic of Chianti Rùfina. Long persistence. Aftertaste at the end dominated by floral and spicy notes at the back of the mouth.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
02/22/2019

Description: Nipozzano Riserva Chianti Rufina DOCG is one of the historic wines produced at the Castello Nipozzano. This wine always retains its close relationship with the Castello di Nipozzano terroir. Vintage Report: Winter 2012 was characterised by cold temperatures reaching below zero in January. In February there was abundant snowfall. The cool spring, with rainy episodes well spread over the season, encouraged the replenishment of the soil on the slopes, guaranteeing good water resources for the vineyards, especially during the summer period, when the vegetation was at its peak and the clusters started to darken and ripen. The summer, on the other hand, hot and dry, was characterised by days with record temperatures of over 35°C and a strong temperature range during the night. Tasting Notes: Nipozzano 2012 is ruby coloured with purple reflections. Entry on the nose is floral, clean aromas of sweet violet which prevail over the fruitiness. Then, raspberry, blackcurrant and cherry, accompanied by liquorice scents and spicy notes of Muscat and white pepper. At the end sweet notes of black plum jam and almond candy appear. Entry on the palate is warm and decisive, with tannins readily evident. The texture appears decisive, a typical characteristic of Chianti Rùfina. Long persistence. Aftertaste at the end dominated by floral and spicy notes at the back of the mouth. ** Only 10 in Stock **


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
06/04/2019

Description: Nipozzano Riserva Chianti Rufina DOCG is one of the historic wines produced at the Castello Nipozzano. This wine always retains its close relationship with the Castello di Nipozzano terroir. Vintage Report: Winter 2012 was characterised by cold temperatures reaching below zero in January. In February there was abundant snowfall. The cool spring, with rainy episodes well spread over the season, encouraged the replenishment of the soil on the slopes, guaranteeing good water resources for the vineyards, especially during the summer period, when the vegetation was at its peak and the clusters started to darken and ripen. The summer, on the other hand, hot and dry, was characterised by days with record temperatures of over 35°C and a strong temperature range during the night. Tasting Notes: Nipozzano 2012 is ruby coloured with purple reflections. Entry on the nose is floral, clean aromas of sweet violet which prevail over the fruitiness. Then, raspberry, blackcurrant and cherry, accompanied by liquorice scents and spicy notes of Muscat and white pepper. At the end sweet notes of black plum jam and almond candy appear. Entry on the palate is warm and decisive, with tannins readily evident. The texture appears decisive, a typical characteristic of Chianti Rùfina. Long persistence. Aftertaste at the end dominated by floral and spicy notes at the back of the mouth. ** Only 5 in Stock **



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Nipozzano 2012 is ruby colored with purple reflections. Entry on the nose is floral, clean aromas os sweet violet which prevail over the fruitiness. The raspberry, black currant and cherry accompanied by licorice scents and spicy notes of Muscat and white pepper.

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