Rocca delle Macie Chianti Classico 2008

Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy

$16.99
Item No. 109336
  • red wine
  • WE87
Style: Smooth & Supple

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

Bright ruby red. Intense, mature fruit aromas. Rich, well structured, berry fruit flavors.

Serving Suggestions: Serve at room temperature, not less 64°F. This wine is particularly well suited to meat and first courses.

Critical Acclaim

"This bright, ruby and garnet-colored Chianti Classico offers integrated acidity and finely polished tannins backed by a pretty bouquet of fresh berry aromas."
87 Points

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Learn About Rocca delle Macie Map ItMap It

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...

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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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