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Nipozzano Vecchie Viti Riserva Chianti Rúfina 2011 Wine Review

Nipozzano Vecchie Viti Riserva Chianti Rúfina 2011

Nipozzano Vecchie Viti Riserva Chianti Rúfina 2011

Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $64.95

Drink: 2013-2020

Bottle size: 1500 ml

Alcohol: 14.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Nipozzano

Agent: Philippe Dandurand Wines Ltd.

Natalie's Score: 91/100

This is the magnum size of this robust Italian red wine, the equivalent of two regular sized bottles. The regular 750 ml is also in this release. A full-bodied, balanced, layered and complex Italian red wine from the heart of Tuscany. Made from the Sangiovese grapes that grow on the oldest vines, with the deepest root structures, of the Castello de Nipozzano estate. This wine was aged for 24 months in oak barrels, in accordance with Tuscan tradition. Aromas of dark tart cherry, earth, smoke and sun-dried tomato. Pair with pasta in tomato sauce or spicy sausages. Decant 1-2 hours.

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This Nipozzano Vecchie Viti Riserva Chianti Rúfina 2011 was reviewed on March 7, 2015 by Natalie MacLean

More Vintages: 2012 

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Brent Gushowaty rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Cherry/ruby rim, pale

Dried spicy cherry, plum, leather ,vanilla, charcoal briquet, cherry candy

Supple, cherry, leather, good structured acidify. Fresh cherry fruit develops, cherry pit. cherry candy. Tannins polished and deferential to the fruit. Fruit keeps growing as wine opens & tannins recede further. Some smokiness. Ultimately smooth, savory, slightly herbed rich fruit. A modern tasting rufina. Body light/med, alcohol high.

Value Rating: 87

Other Information:
750 ml size bottle @ $33.00. Ninety percent Sangiovese with ten percent Malvasia Nera, Colorino and Canaiolo. Fermented in cement vats.

Date Tasted: February 25, 2015
Availability: BC Liquor Stores 530741

Produced by the venerable Italian winery Frescobaldi, this wine has great structure, balance and depth. - Community Wine Reviews

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