Nipozzano Riserva - 2015

VINTAGE

Denomination

Chianti Rufina Riserva DOCG

Description

A historic Frescobaldi wine produced at Castello di Nipozzano, situated around 35 km north-east of Florence. It is the symbol of Tuscan winemaking and maintains a close relationship with the style of the terroir.

Vintage Report

In 2015 the grape ripening was excellent, aided by the long summer, high temperatures and favourable climate. The long-awaited warm welcome of winter did not come until the second half of February, slowing the reawakening of the vines which, due to the freezing temperatures, delayed the guttation phase by around ten days. Spring arrived punctually on 21 March. The flowering season was favoured by the alternation of clear days with mild temperatures and below average rainfall as compared to the last five years. The fruiting season began during the summer, which will be remembered as one of the hottest and sunniest of the last decade. July was characterised by days with temperatures above 30 degrees and very little rainfall. The beneficial rains of the first week in August changed the rhythm of the season once again. Autumn brought with it an unexpected change of air, colours and aromas, as well as the beginning of the harvest in September.

Awards

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  • Nipozzano Riserva

    Terroir and environmental conditions

    Estate and vineyard location: The Chianti Rùfina territory in which Castello di Nipozzano is situated

    Technical Information

    Variety Sangiovese and complementary varieties (Malvasia nera, Colorino, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon)
    Alcohol by volume 13%
    Maturation method Barriques
    Length of maturation 24 months
    Bottle formats 0.375 l, Bordolese (0.75 l), Magnum (1.5 l), Double Magnum (3l)
    Nipozzano Riserva

    Tasting Notes

    Nipozzano 2015 has an intense ruby-red colour. The nose provides a pleasant combination of the clear notes of red berries and lightly toasted coffee, lending complexity to the wine before giving way to a fresh and spicy finish. In the mouth the wine is rich, characterised by the elegant density of the grapes and the mineral freshness of the finish that make it balanced and persistent.

    Serving suggestions

    Grilled red meat, roast lamb, semi-matured pecorino cheese.

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