Frescobaldi Nipozzano Riserva 2006

Marchesi de Frescobaldi, Chianti Rufina DOCG, Nipozzano, Riserva 2006 Unfortunately the first bottle was corked and will make a good example for my seminar on wine faults.

The second bottle shows the huge difference a cork can make. In bottle number two, the nose shines cherries, brown spices and vanilla. In the mouth it shows Sangiovese’s characteristic acidity, tart cherries, a bit of leather, concentration and polished edges – nice.

The grapes behind this wine are 90% Sangiovese as well as Malvasia Nera, Colorino, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. The yield was 45 hl/ha and the wine was aged in 2nd and 3rd use barriques for 24 months. Bottled in Pontassieve 13.5% $19.49 at Bottle Barn, a media sample Frescobaldi

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Ray Johnson is the Executive Director of the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University. He writes about food and wine, his travels and the business of wine. He makes his home in Sonoma County, California.
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