Rocca di Frassinello Maremma Toscana IGT 2016
(Tuscany, Italy) - [VM 94] [WS 92]
Regular price $70.00 Sale price $61.99 Save $8.01
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About This Winery:
Rocca di Frassinello is a unique joint venture between Castellare and Domaines Barons de Rothschild-Lafite, the first partnership of its kind. The project couples Castellare’s experience in the growing and vinification of Sangiovese with Lafite’s experience in classic French varietals.
About this wine:
The top label, Rocca di Frassinello is the highest expression of this Italian-French project. A wine able to mix strength, intensity and elegance with delicate tannins which express its fullness. This wine was created from a collaboration between Christian Le Sommer, enologist of Les Domaines Baron de Rothschild-Lafite, and Alessandro Cellai.
TASTING NOTES Intense ruby red color. Sweet red berries, roses and licorice are among the aromas and flavors that emerge from this great red. Polish and supremely elegant personality. Great structure with a pleasant long finish.
FOOD PAIRING Ideal with long-cooked meat dish and barbecues. Delicious with aged cheeses.
60% Sangiovese, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot
Ratings & Reviews94 Points - Vinous Media:
"The 2016 Rocca di Frassinello is superb. In fact, the 2016 may be one of the very best vintages of this wine I have ever tasted. Fresh, nuanced and beautifully delineated, the 2016 is all class. Dark cherry, chocolate and spice are some of the many nuances that open up in the glass, but more than anything else, the 2016 is a wine of balance and total harmony, with all of its elements already in harmony. The blend is 60% Sangioveto, 20% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon." - Antonio Galloni (Mar 2019)
92 Points - Wine Spectator:
"Exudes smoke, black cherry and blackberry fruit, allied to a rich, muscular frame. Ripe and spicy, with sweet fruit offsetting the dense tannins. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Drink now through 2025. 3,000 cases made, 1,000 cases imported." - BS (Oct 2018)