2018 Marchesi de Frescobaldi Castello di Nipozzano 'Nipozzano', Chianti Rufina Riserva DOCG, Italy (750ml)
Nipozzano 2018 has a marvelous balance of components. It has an intense ruby red color. Its bouquet has hints of red and black berries, such as black cherry, raspberry, blueberry and red and blackcurrants; these are followed by delicate
citrus notes that add a lovely freshness. Even the floral hints characterize the profile of this wine with aromas that bring to mind violets and rosehip. In conclusion, the delicate bouquet of spicy notes of black pepper and balsamic notes, further enhance the sensation of an elegant freshness. The acidic-alcohol component is perfectly balanced on the palate. The tannic texture is clearly present and is extremely elegant.
A crunchy Rùfina mainly from 1970s Sangiovese vines with dashes of both local heritage and international varieties, too. Fermentation in stainless steel precedes 24 months in concrete and large, second-fill oak vats. Its bright scarlet hues mirror equally bright and deliciously savoury fruit. The compact palate provides coherent interplay between fruit and tannin with no sense of overripeness or oaky angularity. It's mouthwatering now, but resist so its texture evens out fully.
- Decanter, 96 pts.
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