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2013 Frescobaldi Italian (Tuscany) Red "Nipozzano Riserva"

Winery: Frescobaldi

Vintage: 2013

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Nipozzano Riserva"

Wine Category: Italian (Tuscany) Red

Grape blend: Sangiovese & Malvasia Nera, Colorino, Merlot & Cabernet Sauvignon

Region: Chianti Rufina

State or country: Italy

Price: $26

Cases produced: 28,500

KWG Score: 91 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: June 6, 2017

Wine Review: This dark red colored Chianti opens with a fragrant cherry bouquet with hints of new leather. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, nicely balanced and easy to drink. The flavor profile is a tasty mild oak infused cherry with notes of minerality, gentle red plum and a dash of pepper. The finish is dry and its flavors and mild tannins fade away nicely. This Chianti is very food and Italian restaurant friendly. It would be a great glass pour option because it will be a crowd pleaser. I would pair it with chicken parmigiana. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Nipozzano 2013 is a brilliant, clear scarlet red. The nose is complex and intense with prevalent red fruit scents of bitter cherry, plum, and raspberry followed by spiced and toasted notes of pepper, nutmeg and coffee. In the mouth the wine is warm, soft and significantly fresh. Nipozzano 2013 is elegant and enveloping, with fine tannins that are well balanced in the wine's structure and a long and persistent fruity finish. Serve with barbecued meat and beef stews and aged cheeses.

Organic status: not organic

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Marchesi de Frescobaldi 2013 Nipozzano Riserva.

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