ROCCA GUICCIARDA 2012

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 2012
Gambero Rosso 2015
Wine Spectator 2015 90/100

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

Mild autumn wit little rainfall. Heavy snowfall in February with cold temperatures for several days. The spring was mild with average temperatures between 15 and 18°C; a little rainfall concentrated in the month of April allowed normal budbreak and good flowering. The summer came early with high temperatures and a total absence of rain from mid June to the end of August. In early September abundant rainfall refresh the ground and the air allowing the vines to resume the ripening process and complete it in the best possible way.
The 2012 vintage turned out to be of good quality, with peaks of excellence in both the Merlot and the Sangiovese, and this shows just how suited this area is to quality viticulture in difficult vintages too.

Tasting Notes

Brilliant ruby red.
Elegant texture and rich savours are the main characteristic of this vintage.
Sangiovese aromas predominate on the nose with scents of red fruit and sweet violets highlighted by delicate toasted hints.
Fresh, fragrant and savoury attack, fine structure with persistent finish recalling cinnamon and jam.