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Bert & Joep Dielen EUR 54.50 750ml
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Montesodi Chianti Rufina 2003

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Intensely fruity on the nose with heavy spice and clay driven plum fruits. There is a touch of raw wood here in an appealing way and red licorice rope tones along with a citrusy and lightly smoky nuance. Sweetly fruited on entry with plenty of acid backing it up. The tannins are finely polished and unobtrusive giving the wine a bright, slinky feel belying it's density . The palate features a core of earthy wild cherry fruit and blackberry fruit that is very attractive but leads to a short finish with subtle complicating notes of spice and mineral. A wine with a very appealing mouthfeel but a bit simple, it still attractive. 2009-2016 88pts

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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

Editorial Reviews for Montesodi Chianti Rufina

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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3.50 5
01/27/2009

Intensely fruity on the nose with heavy spice and clay driven plum fruits. There is a touch of raw wood here in an appealing way and red licorice rope tones along with a citrusy and lightly smoky nuance. Sweetly fruited on entry with plenty of acid backing it up. The tannins are finely polished and unobtrusive giving the wine a bright, slinky feel belying it's density . The palate features a core of earthy wild cherry fruit and blackberry fruit that is very attractive but leads to a short finish with subtle complicating notes of spice and mineral. A wine with a very appealing mouthfeel but a bit simple, it still attractive. 2009-2016 88pts

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Snooth User: MTB
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4.00 5
02/07/2009

A deep, deep red, the nose is earthy and robust, with notes of plum. The wine is intense, rich and complex - slight acidity, it is smooth with well-balanced tannins. There are rich notes of plum and other stone fruits. The wine would be beautiful on it's own, but will also pair exceptionally well with food, particularly beef or lamb.

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