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Rocca di Montegrossi San Marcellino Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2012

Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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  • WS92
14% ABV
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Winemaker Notes

This wine is produced only in great vintages, using the finest grapes selected from the San Marcellino vineyard that surrounds the Church of San Marcellino in Monti in Chianti: An area of about 7 hectares where Sangiovese (1.5 hectares of which are 50 years old) are joined by 0.9 hectares of Pugnitello, an old indigenous Tuscan grape that perfectly complements Sangiovese, bringing out its color, structure and aromas. Since 2006 the San Marcellino cuvee has included about 5% Pugnitello. The wine ages for about 24 months in medium toast Allier barriques. It is bottled unfiltered to preserve its elegance and freshness, and aged in bottle for at least 24 months prior to release.

Deep ruby, with an ample, complex, and enveloping bouquet featuring fruit, in particular raspberry, and violets mingling with spice and minerality. San Marcellino displays beautiful structure, with vibrant, elegant tannins accompanied by harmonious savory accents. It’s an extremely well balanced, persistent wine.

Critical Acclaim

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V 94
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Rocca di Montegrossi's 2012 Chianti Classico Vigneto San Marcellino is impressive, but it is going to need a good few years at a minimum to even start drinking well. Dense, primary and totally unevolved, the 2012 is a wine of potential at this stage. A host of dark cherry, smoke, plum and flowers gradually opens up in the glass. Vertical in build and concentrated on the palate, the 2012 has huge upside for those who can wait.
Rating: 94+
WS 92
Wine Spectator
A note of pure cherry is underlined by vivid acidity and dusty tannins. Tobacco, iron, leather, earth and tar flavors add depth as this cruises to a lingering finish. Drink now through 2028.
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Rocca di Montegrossi

Rocca di Montegrossi

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Rocca di Montegrossi, Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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Rocca di Montegrossi is located in the heart of Chianti Classico – just outside Monti in Chianti, about 7 kilometres from Gaiole. Marco Ricasoli-Firidolfi, is a descendant of the historic winemaking family that can be credited with having put Chianti on the map of the world’s best wines. The winery, whose restoration and modernization were completed in 2000, is located near the Romanesque Church of San Marcellino.

Chianti Classico

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Sangiovese

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The perfect intersection of bright red fruit and savory earthiness, Sangiovese is the king of the best red wines in Tuscany. While it is best known as the chief component of Chianti, it is also the main grape in Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and reaches the height of its power and intensity in the complex, long-lived Brunello di Montalcino

Elsewhere throughout Italy, Sangiovese plays an important role in many easy-drinking, value-driven red blends and on the French island of Corsica, under the name Nielluccio, it produces excellent bright and refreshing red and rosé wines with a personality of their own. Sangiovese has also enjoyed success growing in California and Washington.

In the Glass

Sangiovese is a medium-bodied red with qualities of tart cherry, plum, sun dried tomato, fresh tobacco and herbs. High-quality, well-aged examples can take on tertiary notes of smoke, leather, game, potpourri and dried fruit. Corsican Nielluccio is distinguished by a subtle perfume of dried flowers.

Perfect Pairings

Sangiovese is the ultimate pizza and pasta red—its high acidity, moderate alcohol, and fine-grained tannins create a perfect symbiosis with tomato-based dishes, braised vegetables, roasted and cured meat, hard cheese and anything off the barbecue.

Sommelier Secret

Although it is the star variety of Tuscany, cult-classic “Super-Tuscan” wines may actually contain no Sangiovese at all! Since the 1970s, local winemakers have been producing big, bold wines as a blend of one or more of several international varieties—usually Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot or Syrah—with or without Sangiovese.

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