ROCCA GUICCIARDA 2014

CHIANTI CLASSICO DOCG RISERVA

GRAPE VARIETIES

Sangiovese 90%, Merlot 5%, Canaiolo 5%

FERMENTATION TEMPERATURE

Fermentation in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 24°C-27°C (75.2°-80.6°F) with 12-16 days of skin contact.

AGEING

21 months in tonneaux. A bottle ageing of three to six months follows afterwards.

Vintage Awards 2014
James Suckling 2017 91/100
Information

In years past, Rocca Guicciarda was one of the Barons Ricasoli most important estates. Complex wine with a traditional style which has become an icon for its style and recognition.

PRODUCTION AREA
Chianti Classico

Growing Season

The weather leading up to the 2014 grape harvest was an unusual year, humid and not very hot. Winter was mild and Spring was drier than in the past. Temperatures were average and began to rise in the second half of June. Bud break was from the end of March to the beginning of April and proceeded regularly.
Flowering was abundant and began in early June. The summer was much cooler than average, and rainy. This slowed the veraison of the grapes, which only began in mid-August. Fortunately, September was warm and featured significant day-to-night temperature ranges, favouring the accumulation of polyphenols in the grape skins.
Grape harvesting officially began on 10 September, about 12 days later than in previous years.

Tasting Notes

Intense ruby red in colour with intense notes of red fruits and floral hints of “mammola” violets. On the palate, the wine is slightly soft with well-balanced acidity and tannins components. Persistent, harmonious and elegant touch.