ROCCA GUICCIARDA 1997

CHIANTI CLASSICO DOCG RISERVA

GRAPE VARIETIES

Sangiovese

FERMENTATION TEMPERATURE

30° C

AGEING

20 months, part in barriques and part in tonneaux.

Vintage Awards 1997
Gambero Rosso
Wine Spectator 87/100

Information

In years past, Rocca Guicciarda was one of the Baroni Ricasoli’s most important estates. Today, it is the name of the estate’s Chianti Classico Riserva, a traditional wine full of aromas and sensations through an austere character and complex, balanced drinkability. the aromas and sensations of the territory.

PRODUCTION AREA
Chianti Classico

Growing Season

The grapes were picked in mid-September. The rainy spring and the hot, dry and well aired Summer contributed to the freshness of the soil and helped the prompt maturation of the grapes. The 1997 vintage is well balanced , rich in colour with sweet tannins. After soft pressing, the selected grapes are vinified by traditional methods. The skins are left on during maceration for 16 days (at controlled temperature 30°C) just for sufficient time to give the wine its characteristics, brilliant red ruby colour.
The wine is then transferred into barriques of 225lt and barrels of 500lt for 20 months.
A further three months ageing period follows in the bottle prior to release.

Tasting Notes

The colour is brilliant ruby red evolving to garnet hues. The bouquet shows intense and elegant hints of blackberries, violet, raspberries and vanilla. The taste is full and generous with grilled almonds.