ROCCA GUICCIARDA 2008

CHIANTI CLASSICO DOCG RISERVA

GRAPE VARIETIES

Sangiovese and complementary grapes

FERMENTATION TEMPERATURE

28°-31° C
Maceration period: 16 days of skin contact

AGEING

16 months in barriques and tonneaux

BOTTLING DATE

from October 6th 2010

Vintage Awards 2008
James Suckling 2011 91/100
AIS

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

After a basically mild winter, in early spring there was too little rain. June, on the contrary, was unusually rainy, with precipitation of 80 mm in the first fifteen days alone.
After the first half of the month, the rain ended and the temperatures were summery, within the average for the season and without any particular peaks.
The rains began again only halfway through August and then again halfway through September. As always, the last grapes to be harvested were the Sangiovese, which thanks to the considerable differences of temperatures between day and night during September developed exceptional aroma and extractions of colour.

Tasting Notes

Intense ruby red colour, fruit scented with hints of cherries and coffee. Round and velvety smooth on the palate with elegant finish.