Chianti Classico Riserva Poggio a Frati Rocca di Castagnoli
Chianti Classico Riserva Poggio a Frati Rocca di Castagnoli. A superb Chianti winning Gambero Rosso Tre Bicchieri for several vintages.
"The 2011 Chianti Classico Riserva Poggio a'Frati is gorgeous. Succulent, round and inviting, the 2011 captures the essence of the year in its expressive, welcoming personality. Succulent dark cherry, kirsch, mint, rose petal, spice and sweet tobacco overtones add nuance on the generous finish." Drinking window: 2015-2023. Score - 91. (Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, July 2015)
Elegant wine with very interesting complexity and structure. The colour is intense and bright red. The aroma reminds of red fruits:both sweet and sour cherries, over a spicy and balsamic background. During the bottle agening the wine acquires a precious elegance and a tasty persuasiveness.
Vinification: 95% Sangiovese and 5% Canaiolo grapes are hand harvested from the Poggio a Frati Single Vineyard. Maceration without stalks is performed at a controlled temperature of 28°C for 10-12 days. Malolactic fermentation occurs in steel vats. Maturation of at least 15 months follows, managed partly in oak casks and partly in new, first-passage tonneaux. The wine is blended in stainless steel vats. Poggio a Frati is aged in bottle for at least 12 months.
|Location||Chianti, Tuscany, Italy|
|Winery||Rocca di Castagnoli|
|Winery status||Independent family winery|
|Grapes||Sangiovese & Canaiolo|
|Product awards||91 Points - Vinous.com|
|Style||Rich, fruit driven|
|Sulphite level||Medium Low|