Chianti Rufina Riserva Montesodi Castello di Nippozano Frescobaldi Rot Premier 50 Rouge C& D Weinhandelsgesellschaft Mbh 2006

Avg Price: $29.99
3.66 5 0.5
Add
42 reviews
+My Wines

My Wines

Save in My Wines

Add to Wishlist

My Cellar

List It
Edit

Winemaker's Notes:

Alcohol Percentage: 14.5 % Sugar Rate: 0-5 g/l

Read more...
  • SN: 91

    Snooth Editorial Score

    91

    Close
  • + Wine critic

    Submit a Critic Score

    Score:

    Name of Critic:

    Close
Shoppers Vineyard
Clifton, NJ (220 mi)
USD 21.99
750ml
Buy Now
Belladonna LebensArt
Hamburg, HH (4,500 mi)
EUR 44.64
USD $
750ml
Buy Now
See 3 more prices »

This starts off with noticeable chocolate oak on the nose and then has lots of cherry cordial, wood spice and some rose petal. This is very smooth ... Read more

Dark berries and black potent tea leaves with a tinge of coconut on the nose. Read more

Tonight's selection was a nice Chianti Rufina from an estate that traces its roots back to the 11th century, Castello di Nipozzano. Not to be conf... Read more

Set your rating:
Save

Examples: Value Wine, Would Recommend, For the Cellar, Etc...
Suggested Recipe Pairing presented by
Coconut Rice Sweet Potato Cheesecake

RiceSelect's creamy Arborio gets blended with sweet potato, coconut milk and vanilla to create this decadent cheesecake. Pairs well with Saunternes; a white dessert wine that has hints of coconut from aging in oak barrels.

View Recipe


All Prices

Shipping to:

Editorial Reviews for Chianti Rufina Riserva Montesodi Castello di Nippozano Frescobaldi Rot Premier 50 Rouge C& D Weinhandelsgesellschaft Mbh

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065211,261
4.50 5
03/05/2012

This starts off with noticeable chocolate oak on the nose and then has lots of cherry cordial, wood spice and some rose petal. This is very smooth and soft in the mouth. There are very attractive flavors of dark fruit, mineral, leather and toasty spice all wrapped in a gentle wash of cocoa. This will have very broad appeal, it really delivers a fine rendition of Chianti, if rather rich and sleek. The fruit takes on a gritty aspect on the back end then yields to a lovely, austere finish, which sees a bit of wood tannin lingering on the finale. Not exactly my style but lovely. 91pts


User Reviews for Chianti Rufina Riserva Montesodi Castello di Nippozano Frescobaldi Rot Premier 50 Rouge C& D Weinhandelsgesellschaft Mbh

Add your review
Snooth User: Nicki Gig
1783064,202
3.50 5
02/24/2012

Dark berries and black potent tea leaves with a tinge of coconut on the nose.


Snooth User: jtryka
3127992,078
3.50 5
02/26/2012

Tonight's selection was a nice Chianti Rufina from an estate that traces its roots back to the 11th century, Castello di Nipozzano. Not to be confused with the standard Chianti Classico, the Chianti Rufina comes from the furthest corner of the Chianti DOCG, perched almost as a separate addition to the northeast corner of the Chianti region, just to the east of Florence. Blessed with a distinct soil and climate from the broader region, along with long, warm and dry summers creates a distinctive taste to this wine. Given this background, it's not surprising that this wine exhibits much different characteristics than its dry Sangiovese cousins. With a rich ruby color, the wine exhibits a nose of earth, leather and spicy oak, offering a preview of its structured tannins, coupled with a hint of black cherry suggesting an interesting balance in taste. The wine has wonderful flavors of rich fruit, with rich berries, with with a tangy zest of acidity that offers an amazing balance. This one can really get you going, thinking it's going to be a sweet fruity wine, but then in the end it snaps you back in a completely different direction! As for food pairings, this would go wonderfully with a classic zuppa Toscana, or the classic fagioli beans on Tuscan toast, and especially a wonderfully grilled steak, a favorite throughout Tuscany! Overall, I would rate this wine a solid 3.5, only because it's a bit on the expensive side at $17, but still a wondefuly wine to end the day!


Snooth User: Amanda Schuster
8703411,975
3.00 5
03/05/2012

This one has the typical aromas and flavors of dark fruits (plums) and purple flowers, but extra bonus of rosemary, coconut and a little gaminess. Opens up quite a bit.

User Tags:

Would Recommend

Snooth User: Sara Weinbrom
1024273727
3.00 5
02/24/2012

Vanilla and red fruits with a bit of acid.


Snooth User: Val13
114220610
4.00 5
12/07/2011

Lots of blueberry, soft with low tannins and moderate acid, good food wine.


Snooth User: deadPixel
23287280
3.00 5
08/12/2009

Good Chianti but is a little unbalanced.


Snooth User: erlarsen
59255437
3.50 5
10/01/2010

Nice taste Open the bottle 1 hour before or decant the Wine.


1 2

External Reviews for Chianti Rufina Riserva Montesodi Castello di Nippozano Frescobaldi Rot Premier 50 Rouge C& D Weinhandelsgesellschaft Mbh

External Review
05/23/2011

A burly Rufina, offering dried dark fruits and chewy tannins, with an aftertaste of dark chocolate and mineral. Full and satisfying, with fresh acidity on the back palate. A go-to Chianti. Drink now.


External Review
09/27/2011

If you need further proof of the quality of the '97 vintage in Tuscany, look no further than Nipozzano. This is not an esoteric bottle that few will ever drink. It's a well distributed wine that completely blew this critic away in a blind tasting. It grabs your attention and takes you imagination into a silk robe, over chocolate perfumes that hint at ambrosia, through layers upon layer of distinctive terroir, a lasting spice, a moist earthy character that's both hidden and potent. How can a wine cascade across the palate with so much grace, the sparkle of its flavors lasting for minutes? How can a sip bring to mind a sexual fabric rather than fermented grape juice?


External Review
09/27/2011

If you're looking for a reliable Tuscan aristocrat, look no further than Nippozzano. This is consistantly one of the best drinking wines from the region; made at the estate for seven centuries, the style was updated during a major renovation of the winery in 1998. The 2000 Nipozzano is cleaner, more finely packaged than wines from the old cellar, and that only allows the pure flavors of Rufina sangiovese more amplitude and clarity of tone. Its fragrant with rose and black trumpet mushrooms, elegant with light tannins surrounding the ripe cherry fruit. Satisfying now with a wild mushroom risotto, this is balanced for age.


External Review
09/19/2011

The Nipozzano Riserva is a perennial favorite, and we recommend it highly in most vintages. The '93 combines all the wine's usual charms, including a trademark aroma that smells a little like an antique cigar box, and the wine goes a step further with a complete saturation of flavor. The richness of fruit across the palate shows a concentration and balance that will serve the wine well for those who wish to age it a few years. That balance is achieved with no overt tannin or excess weight, allowing an incipient complexity to come forward and provide plenty of pleasures right now. This is a wine to buy by the case.


External Review
05/23/2011

Aromas of plum, tobacco and grilled meat. Medium-bodied, with silky tannins and a medium finish. Slightly hollow midpalate.


External Review
06/22/2011

The Frescobaldi family has made wine in Tuscany since 1308. Rufina is the smallest of the sub-areas of Chianti. The region is more mountainous than hilly; the grapes ripen more slowly due to the day-night temperature differential, which can produce rich wines. The Nipozzano has brilliant, purple-edged ruby red color. There are aromas of plum, olives, thyme, rosemary, blueberry, cranberry, dark cherry and red meat. The flavor is rich and round with crisp fruit, hints of cocoa and clove. The tannins are smooth. The finish is long and satisfying. This elegant and delicious wine is a wonderful Chianti. Enjoy with grilled, well-aged steaks, Boeuf Bourguignon, Agnello con olive all'Abruzzese or aged cheese.


External Review
05/23/2011

Castello di Nipozzano covers more than 1,500 acres of land in the heart of the Chianti Rufina region, ranging in altitude from 820 to 1,312 feet. Its 593 acres of vines surround a fortress that was built in the 11th century. The 2007, a blend of 90 percent Sangiovese, with the remaining a mix of Malvasia, Colorino, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, maintains a high level of quality considering the large volume made.


1 2 3 4

Ratings & Tags for Chianti Rufina Riserva Montesodi Castello di Nippozano Frescobaldi Rot Premier 50 Rouge C& D Weinhandelsgesellschaft Mbh

142448 Snooth User: drsint
rated this wine
4.00 5
08/14/2011

142448 Snooth User: drsint
rated this wine
4.00 5
08/14/2011

142448 Snooth User: drsint
rated this wine
4.00 5
08/30/2011

142448 Snooth User: drsint
rated this wine
4.00 5
08/14/2011

630288 Snooth User: jamlani
rated this wine
4.00 5
04/05/2014

rated this wine
4.50 5
06/04/2011

574049 Snooth User: BJSnooth
rated this wine
4.00 5
09/07/2010

1 2

Winemaker's Notes:

Alcohol Percentage: 14.5 %<br/><br/>Sugar Rate: 0-5 g/l

Alcohol Percentage: 14.5 %<br/><br/>Sugar Rate: 0-5 g/l

Photos

+ Add Image

1 2


Recipe Downloader

RiceSelect

Best Wine Deals

See More Deals »

Sangiovese Top Lists








Snooth Media Network