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2011 Frescobaldi Italian (Tuscany) Red "Nipozzano Vecchie Viti Riserva"

Winery: Frescobaldi

Vintage: 2011

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Nipozzano Vecchie Viti Riserva"

Wine Category: Italian (Tuscany) Red

Grape blend: 90% Sangiovese & 10% Malvasia Nera, Colorino, & Canaiolo

Region: Chianti Rufina

State or country: Italy

Price: $30

Cases produced: 750

KWG Score: 94 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: January 26, 2015

Wine Review: This ruby colored Chianti Riserva is very good. It opens with a mild plum like bouquet with a hint of black cherry. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and savory. The flavor profile is a tasty red plum with notes of minerality. I also detected hints of red currant and touch of cherry. The finish is very dry and its dusty oak tannins are rather sticky and linger for quite some time. This wine would pair perfectly with Braciole di Vitello. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Nipozzano Vecchie Viti 2011 boasts a ruby-red color, luminous and brilliant. The nose opens with very ripe fruits: cherry, strawberry and raspberry are prominent. Sweet scents of cotton candy and wild rose and notes of walnut and walnut husk. Spicy notes follow such as cloves, star anise; the finish is minerality. The palate is persistent and fresh, very smooth. Pairs well with classic dishes such as pappardelle with wild boar ragu.

Organic status: not organic

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