Frescobaldi Nipozzano Chianti Rufina Riserva 2010

Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy

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Item No. 128665
  • WS92
  • JS91
  • RP90
Style: Earthy & Spicy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

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Winemaker's Notes

Nipozzano Riserva is a lovely ruby-red. The nose opens with dark wild berries and cherry, hints of candy floss and pleasant floral notes of lilac and chocolate. The spicy component emerges with nuances of clove and green peppercorn. The palate is characterized by a distinct tactile approach in which the stamp of the terroir is underlined by a lively minerality. The tannin texture is tight but not sharp which is also an expression of the uniqueness of the soils of Nipozzano. The finish returns to the intense fruity notes already identified on the nose.

Pair with barbecued meat and beef stews, aged cheeses.

Critical Acclaim

"Black cherry, spice, tobacco and earth flavors prevail in this dense red. The tannins verge on being gritty in texture, yet there's adequate acidity to keep this fresh. Best from 2016 through 2024."
92 Points

"Bright aromas of cherries and flowers follow through to a full body with beautiful fruit and fine tannins. Vivid aftertaste of ripe fruits. A go-to Tuscan red for everyone. Drink or hold. "
91 Points

"The 2010 Chianti Rufina Nipozzano Riserva shows great balance and purity with bright fruit tones of plum, blackberry and sweet spice. It's an easy-drinking expression that would pair with pasta and wild boar sauce or roast beef. A bright point of acidity helps to keep the palate refreshed."
90 Points

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Scott N - Lowell, MI (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(5/1/2014)
Style: Big & Bold
Can't beat this for the price. Liked the first bottle so well that I had to order 3 more. And, not sure why but I like the 2010 just a bit more than the 2009. Either one is great with red sauce, steak (rare, of course)bbq, or just by itself
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John Sp - Braintree, MA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(7/12/2014)
Style: Big & Bold
Love this wine with any pasta dish
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Rating:
(6/17/2014)
Style: Earth & Spicy
Nice wine but not sure I liked it as much as the reviewers. First day seemed out of balance with lots of dry tannins. Much better on day 2 with sweet cherry flavors and plenty of sweet spices.Just expected more.
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Learn About Frescobaldi Map ItMap It

The Marchesi de' Frescobaldi is one of Italy's oldest wineries, with a history dating to the 1300s. The family has included medieval knights, bankers, lawyers and patrons of the arts. The Marchesi de' Frescobaldi is one of the most significant wine producers in Italy, with nine estates-and roughly 2,500 acres-in Tuscany. The family has been growing wine since the late 19th...

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Learn About Tuscany

(TUSS-can-ee) One of the most important wine regions in Italy, Tuscany is home to the cities of Florence and Siena, the districts of Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino, and the wineries of Sassicaia, Tignanello and Ornellaia. Tuscany is also home to the indigenous Italian grape variety, Sangiovese. Most of the wine coming from Tuscany is made from some clone of this...

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Learn About Sangiovese

Sangiovese (SAHN-gee-oh-VAY-zee) Blood of Jove (literally translated) The principal grape of Chianti - in fact, the principle grape of all of Tuscany - has had its ups and downs. For a stint in the 70s and 80s, wines labeled Chianti contained cheap red wine packaged in a straw casked bottle, most popular for the candle holder it would become. But no more. Sangiovese re...

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