Marchesi De' Frescobaldi Nipozzano Montesodi Chianti Rufina DOCG Rated 2005

Winemaker's Notes:

Wine Advocate Review Rated 89 The single-vineyard 2005 Chianti Rufina Riserva Montesodi is a deeply-colored, soft-textured wine packed with jammy fruit, chocolate and sweet toasted oak. It comes across as somewhat monolithic compared to the finest vintages with tannins that lack some polish. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2015 Wine Tasting Notes Strikingly intense and brilliant purple. The nose shows rich, concentrated fruit, with abundant blackcurrant and blueberry preceding clean-edged impressions of plum preserves, while black pepper and cinnamon nuances mark a very lengthy finale. It develops quite full-bodied on the palate, warm and generous, with a well-built, velvety suite of tannins. The progression through the finish is complex and lingering, complemented throughout by a judicious acidity that perfectly balances the alcohol.

Region: Italy » Tuscany » Chianti » Chianti Rufina

Vintages

  • 2005

+ Vintage
Color: Red
Varietal: Sangiovese
  • + My Wines

    My Wines

    Save in My Wines

    Add to Wishlist

    My Cellar

  • + List It
  • + Critic Score

    Submit a Critic Score

    Score:

    Name of Critic:

    Close
0 5 0.5
Average Rating Rate It Add
Marchesi de' Frescobaldi:
The Marchesi de' Frescobaldi is one of the most significant wine producers in Italy, with nine estates, and more than 1,000 hectares, in Tuscany. The family has been growing wine since the early 14th century, when they became the first in Tuscany to import and plant French vine cuttings. Because they have been producing wines for more than 700 years, to experience Frescobaldi is to glimp... Read more
The Marchesi de' Frescobaldi is one of the most significant wine producers in Italy, with nine estates, and more than 1,000 hectares, in Tuscany. The family has been growing wine since the early 14th century, when they became the first in Tuscany to import and plant French vine cuttings. Because they have been producing wines for more than 700 years, to experience Frescobaldi is to glimpse the history of Florence, from the Middle Ages to the present day. The core wine growing philosophy of the Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi revolves around the integrated relationship among environment, vine, climate, and man’s intervention. They continually upgrade their extensive vineyard holdings, and they craft their wines with the finest combination of traditional and innovative methods. Wine Spectator has ranked many of their offerings in the 90s and their wines are consistently listed in the magazines Top 100 Wines of the Year, encouraging wine enthusiasts from around the globe to become familiar with some of Italy’s finest wines. Visit www.tuscanytonight.com for more information about Marchesi de Frescobaldi wines, Italian recipes, wine and more. Read less

Wine Advocate Review Rated 89 The single-vineyard 2005 Chianti Rufina Riserva Montesodi is a deeply-colored, soft-textured wine packed with jammy fruit, chocolate and sweet toasted oak. It comes across as somewhat monolithic compared to the finest vintages with tannins that lack some polish. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2015 Wine Tasting Notes Strikingly intense and brilliant purple. The nose shows rich, concentrated fruit, with abundant blackcurrant and blueberry preceding clean-edged impressions of plum preserves, while black pepper and cinnamon nuances mark a very lengthy finale. It develops quite full-bodied on the palate, warm and generous, with a well-built, velvety suite of tannins. The progression through the finish is complex and lingering, complemented throughout by a judicious acidity that perfectly balances the alcohol.

Photos

+ Add Image

Best Wine Deals

See More Deals »

Sangiovese Top Lists








Snooth Media Network