Rocca delle Macie Chianti Classico 2009
Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 13.0%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Bright ruby red. Intense, mature fruit aromas. Rich, well structured, berry fruit flavors.
"A burst of cherry and plum flavors highlights this red, whose firm structure and earth and mineral elements keep it solidly in a traditional style. Best from 2013 through 2024. 87,500 cases made."
"Youthful and bright, this shows the lean, bright side of the Famiglia Zingarelli line. You can really taste those Sangiovese
characteristics thanks to lively tones of wild berry,
raspberry, blue flower, wild mushroom and subtle spice.
That zesty acidity makes the wine perfect for cheesy
pasta or lasagna."
"The 2009 Chianti Classico is made in a big, super-ripe, almost jammy style with good up-front intensity and power. Sweet mentholated and floral notes add complexity on the finish. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2014. "
The Wine Advocate
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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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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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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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