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

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

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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

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. ... Read more

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

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065185,494
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


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Snooth User: Nicki Gig
1783064,201
3.50 5
02/24/2012

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


Snooth User: Amanda Schuster
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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.

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Snooth User: jtryka
3127991,937
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: Sara Weinbrom
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3.00 5
02/24/2012

Vanilla and red fruits with a bit of acid.


Snooth User: Val13
114220605
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.


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

External Review
11/20/2013

Dark in color with intense aromas of mineral spice blackberry and coffee bean. Full-bodied with a wonderful core of ripe fruit and velvety tannins. Polished and very beautiful with a lovely texture. A fantastic effort from the Frescobaldis. Best after 2011. 2 500 cases made. -JS Wine Spectator.


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
05/23/2011

The attractive, mid-weight 1999 Chianti Rufina Nipozzano Riserva offers black cherry fruit, new saddle leather, and spice box aromas. Well-made, with good acidity as well as aggressive tannin, it should be consumed over the next 5-6 years.


External Review
05/23/2011

Very ripe aromas of black licorice and hints of raisins. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins and a peppery finish. Lacks a bit of finesse, but impressive. Best after 2003.


External Review
05/23/2011

Very aromatic, offering bright blackberry and light vanilla aromas. Full-bodied, with vibrant fruit, fine tannins and a clean, crisp, fruity finish. Best after 2008.


External Review
05/23/2011

Plenty of fresh currant and berry aromas and flavors here, if a bit one-dimensional. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a fresh finish. Drink now.


External Review
05/23/2011

Sleek and well made. medium-bodied with cherry and mineral aromas and flavors. Fine tannins mark the finish.


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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

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