ROCCA GUICCIARDA 2009

CHIANTI CLASSICO DOCG RISERVA

GRAPE VARIETIES

Sangiovese min 80%, Merlot and Cabernet S.

FERMENTATION TEMPERATURE

24-27°C
Maceration period: 12/16 days.

AGEING

15 months in barriques and tonneaux.

Vintage Awards 2009
James Suckling 2012 92/100

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

After a mild winter, spring set off with quite rigid temperatures but they gradually rose as the season wore on with peaks over 30°C at the end of May. The heavy spring and winter rains created a good water reserve allowing the plants to regularly carry out all of their growth phases. Despite the strong heat which had characterized the months of July and August, the mid-September rains and the lower temperatures, permitted the phenol ripening to be end.
The grapes, arrived at the winery, were healthy, perfectly ripe and with a good concentration of sugar content. Based on the preliminary tests, there are all the signs for a great vintage committed to elegance.

Tasting Notes

Deep ruby red.
On the nose you immediately have roasted coffee and spice aromas in harmony with subtle hints of black cherry and strawberry.
As it opens the bouquet intensifies.
In the mouth you are delighted with the return of the aromas and will taste a broad spectrum of tannins and minerals.