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