ROCCA GUICCIARDA 1998

CHIANTI CLASSICO DOCG RISERVA

GRAPE VARIETIES

Sangiovese 100%

FERMENTATION TEMPERATURE

30° C
Maceration period: 16 days

AGEING

20 months, part in tonneaux and part in barriques
Bottle ageing: 3 months

BOTTLING DATE

January 2001

Vintage Awards 1998
Gambero Rosso 2002
Wine Spectator 2002 89/100

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

It is usually October before the Sangiovese and other grapes bought in from the area are harvested for the production of Rocca Guicciarda. After fermentation part of the vintage destined for this Riserva goes into barriques and the rest into tonneaux for a period of 20 months, after which it is aged in bottle for a minimum of another three. Its is ruby red with purple hues and has an intense bouquet with hints of blackberry, raspberry, violets and vanilla. Its large, mellow, velvety body has a full and generous flavour, rich in tannins.

Tasting Notes

Its is ruby red with purple hues and has an intense bouquet with hints of blackberry, raspberry, violets and vanilla. Its large, mellow, velvety body has a full and generous flavour, rich in tannins