Marchesi de' Frescobaldi Chianti Rufina Nipozzano Riserva 2016
|Region||Italy, Tuscany, Chianti Rufina|
|Brand||Marchesi de' Frescobaldi|
The 2013 Chianti Rufina Riserva Nipozzano is a soft and supple red wine that proudly displays its winemaking pedigree. There are no rough edges here. Instead, this wine offers a seamless link of red cherry, spice and toasted nut aromas. The mouthfeel is on the lean side, but the wine is immediately approachable and easy to pair with any kind of grilled meat dish.
Made with Sangiovese and small amounts of Malvasia Nera, Colorino, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, this opens with aromas of dark-skinned fruit, fragrant purple flower and dark culinary spice. Bright and juicy, the easygoing palate doles out succulent wild cherry, cinnamon and clove set against supple tannins. Drink through 2019.
Gently oaky, with spice and resin elements accenting the core of cherry, leather and bitter almond flavors. Elegant and balanced toward the lean side, showing fine length. Best from 2018 through 2024. 28,500 cases imported.