Rocca Guiccardia Chianti Classico Riserva 2005

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Always harmonious, this wine reveals lovely fruity aromas on the nose and a palate that displays all of its elegance in a wellbalanced profile and impressive length. It presents a concentrated ruby appearance with faint purplish highlights that with time and ageing will evolve into a deeper red colour.

Region: Italy » Tuscany » Chianti

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  • 2005

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Winery: Barone Ricasoli
Color: Red
Varietal: Sangiovese
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Barone Ricasoli:
For ten consecutive centuries, the property and the superior management of Brolio had always been maintained by the Ricasoli family, except for a brief period at the beginning of the seventies until 1993, in which the business was managed by outside companies. In 1993, Francesco Ricasoli took over control of his family's business and embarked on his project of the complete renovation of ... Read more
For ten consecutive centuries, the property and the superior management of Brolio had always been maintained by the Ricasoli family, except for a brief period at the beginning of the seventies until 1993, in which the business was managed by outside companies. In 1993, Francesco Ricasoli took over control of his family's business and embarked on his project of the complete renovation of the entire estate. Large investments were made to restore the land and its original grape varieties (that have been in the estate for centuries) as well as for the winemaking facilities and cellars. The 500 acres of vineyards, all of which are located around the castle, have been completely replanted with two objectives: to reconstruct the personality of each vineyard according to ancient traditions and pursue the continuous role of producing excellent wine, which began in the 19th century, while incorporating a modern element. Today, the company is comprised of more than 2,400 acres, northeast of Siena, one of the older more southern parts of the Chianti Classico region. Fifty acres of which are olive groves as well as a section of forest where chestnut wood is grown and used in the vineyards throughout the estate. Read less

Member Reviews for Rocca Guiccardia Chianti Classico Riserva

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Snooth User: vino83
130563162
4.00 5
02/02/2009

In July of 2008 I had the chance to drink this great CCR at the vineyards of the Ricasoli family. I tasted the white label Classico and while it was fine it showed no match to the blue label 2005 CCR. I look forward to comparing the Ricasoli to some other good Chiantis to see how it holds up.


Snooth User: CTwine
155241112
4.00 5
03/26/2009

We also had a great visit to this winery and I agree the blue label 2005 was a very nice wine. This medium-bodied Chianti has a fruity nose with some berry, plum and chocolate flavors. There is some earthiness to this wine, like many tuscan wines. May want to hold this for a few more years


Snooth User: basilwino
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4.00 5
09/15/2009

Four glasses



Always harmonious, this wine reveals lovely fruity aromas on the nose and a palate that displays all of its elegance in a wellbalanced profile and impressive length. It presents a concentrated ruby appearance with faint purplish highlights that with time and ageing will evolve into a deeper red colour.

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