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Rocca Delle Macie Chianti Classico Tenuta Sant'Alfonso 2011

External Review by WineExpress.com:

Chianti Classico Tenuta Sant'Alfonso is one of the winery's most well-established wines and one of the two prestigious crus produced today with 100% Sangiovese grapes cultivated exclusively on the Sant'Alfonso estate. Based on studies and experiments conducted in the vineyard, it emerged that the most clay-rich and least gravelly soils of this estate, combined with the use of specific clones of Sangiovese, caused the grapes to develop and mature with a higher concentration of polyphenols and aromatic substances. The result is this opulent, juicy Chianti Classico. It has an iintense and rich nose with a pronounced aroma of ripe red fruit and spices. The palate is warm and smooth with excellent balance and structure. Decanter Magazine scored it 90 points saying "Sweet plum and a hint of beetroot on the nose. Still oaky on the palate and a long finish with lots of sweet berry fruit and an atttractive, juicy freshness. Modern, fruit-driven style." On Sale!!!

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External Reviews for Rocca Delle Macie Chianti Classico Tenuta Sant'Alfonso

External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
12/12/2014

Chianti Classico Tenuta Sant'Alfonso is one of the winery's most well-established wines and one of the two prestigious crus produced today with 100% Sangiovese grapes cultivated exclusively on the Sant'Alfonso estate. Based on studies and experiments conducted in the vineyard, it emerged that the most clay-rich and least gravelly soils of this estate, combined with the use of specific clones of Sangiovese, caused the grapes to develop and mature with a higher concentration of polyphenols and aromatic substances. The result is this opulent, juicy Chianti Classico. It has an iintense and rich nose with a pronounced aroma of ripe red fruit and spices. The palate is warm and smooth with excellent balance and structure. Decanter Magazine scored it 90 points saying "Sweet plum and a hint of beetroot on the nose. Still oaky on the palate and a long finish with lots of sweet berry fruit and an atttractive, juicy freshness. Modern, fruit-driven style." On Sale!!!


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
03/16/2015

Rocca Delle Macie is a celebrated producer of Chianti Classico and this wine is one of the winery's most well-established. With a renewed focus in Chianti on single vineyard cultivation, this wine takes on greater importance. 100% Sangiovese grapes sourced exclusively from the Sant'Alfonso estate vineyard, where extensive studies and experiments revealed that the most clay-rich and least gravelly soils of this estate, combined with the use of specific clones of Sangiovese, yielded grapes with a higher concentration of polyphenols and aromatic components. The result is an opulent, juicy Chianti Classico with a unique expression. It has an intense nose with pronounced aromas of ripe red fruit and spices. The palate is warm and smooth with excellent balance and structure. Decanter Magazine scored it 90 points saying "Sweet plum and a hint of beetroot on the nose. Still oaky on the palate and a long finish with lots of sweet berry fruit and an attractive, juicy freshness. Modern, fruit-driven style." On Sale!!!



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