Nipozzano Vecchie Viti - 2014

VINTAGE

Denomination

Chianti Rufina Riserva DOCG

Description

The Frescobaldi family selected Vecchie Viti to continue the tradition of reserving a private-collection wine for each new-born family member. This wine, sourced from the oldest, and most deeply-rooted vines at the Castello Nipozzano, displays superb complexity and harmony of all its components; it matures 24 months in large oak botti, in accord with venerable Tuscan tradition.

Vintage Report

Winter 2014 saw higher than average temperatures, while spring’s mild climate contributed to an early budding of the grapevines. A particularly crisp summer with well distributed rains brought the growing season back to its normal progression, while heat waves at the end of July and beginning of August positively affected the veraison. The temperature differences between night and day supported a gradual ripening of the fruit.

Awards

Nipozzano Vecchie Viti

Terroir and environmental conditions

Estate and vineyard location: Castello Nipozzano

Technical Information

Variety Sangiovese and complementary varieties (Malvasia nera, Colorino, Canaiolo)
Alcohol by volume 13,5%
Length of maceration on the skins 20 days, with frequent pump overs
Malolactic fermentation Immediately following initial fermentation
Maturation method Large oak barrels
Length of maturation 24 months in oak and 3 months in the bottle
Bottle formats Bottle – 1,5l Magnum – 3l Double Magnum
Nipozzano Vecchie Viti

Tasting Notes

Nipozzano Vecchie Viti 2014 is intensely ruby red. The bouquet exhibits a great balance between the floral notes of apricot and the spiced notes of rose hip and vanilla. To the palate it is fresh, complex and persistent. The tannins are built within the body of the wine, which is silky and harmonious. The acidic component is significant and blends in elegantly with the alcohol content. Notes of raspberry, currant, gooseberry lead to a finish of white pepper and cocoa powder.

Serving suggestions

Vecchie Viti easily brings out the best qualities in both delicate game meats such as quail, partridge, woodcock, and more structures ones like fallow deer and deer.

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