The second label of Rocca di Frassinello in order of merit, a climbing to the highest place of the first. A wine of great character where Sangioveto and the International vines, Cabernet and Merlot, melt together to realize an ideal Italian-French wine.
A wine of great character. Deep ruby red in color, with good berry fruit and floral notes, hints of minerals, and nice elegant spicy tones. Medium-bodied, with fine, velvety tannins and a medium-to-long finish. Wine suitable for ageing, but so very pleasant due to the soft tannins that it can also be drunk young. It pairs well with all red meat dishes and mature cheeses.
"The 2008 Le Sughere di Frassinello is 50% Sangioveto, 25% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon. This is one of the more refined, elegant wines I have tasted from this emerging property in Gavorrano. Layers of ripe dark fruit emerge in a silky, refined style that is utterly irresistible. Mint, flowers and spices follow, adding further complexity, while a final burst of juiciness has the last say on the finish. This isn’t the biggest wine Rocca di Frassinello has made, but I am deeply impressed by the classiness and length of the regal finish. As always, I recommend the estate’s wines be opened at least 30 minutes in advance, which seems to help the aromatics of these wines find their center. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2022."
The Wine Advocate
"A beautiful red, with layers of rich, dark fruit. Full, with velvety tannins and a juicy, opulent finish. Better with a little bottle age. To be released spring 2011. Best after 2011. 6,665 cases made."
very good first day; dropped off some the second day.