Chianti Classico, Rocca di Montegrossi
- 90% Sangiovese, 8% Canaiolo and 2% Colorino
- The estate’s flagship wine
- Fermentation over three weeks
- Aged 11 months in glass-lined concrete vats and Allier oak vats from 54 to 56 Hl
- Bottled unfiltered
- 5240 cases produced annually
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Press & Reviews
A red with blackberries, black cherries and hints of sliced dark mushrooms that follow through to a medium body, chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. Some bark, too. Always a serious Chianti Classico. Drink now.
The 2018 Chianti Classico opens with a burst of sweet red berry fruit, spice and wild flowers. Exuberant and racy, the 2018 is endowed with tremendous energy and tons of personality. Time in the glass brings out the wine's inner sweetness and radiance, with a closing flourish of red flowers. This is a fabulous wine for the money. Don't miss it.
Reoccurring rainy periods throughout the growing season made it challenging for organic producer Marco Ricasoli-Firidolfi. He credits the constant winds inherent to the area of Monti in Gaiole-in-Chianti for helping keep the grapes clean and healthy through to harvest. While not immediately charming, Rocca di Montegrossi's annata demonstrates impressive concentration and tannin structure for this vintage. It is very youthful with great energy and freshness on the palate but still fairly tightly wound. I'd give it a few more months in bottle before approaching.
Gaiole in Chianti. 90% Sangiovese, 5% Canaiolo, 5% Colorino. Cask sample.