Rocca di Montegrossi Chianti Classico 2016

92 points, Wine Spectator:

Pure and expressive, exuding violet, black cherry, black currant and mineral flavors. Linear and wound up, with a core of fruit to match the firm structure. Best from 2021 through 2033.”

92 points, James Suckling:

“Aromas of blackberries, blueberries and flowers follow through to a full body with tight and silky tannins. A pretty and polished finish. A subtle and driven wine.” 

92 points, Vinous:

“The 2016 Chianti Classico is a very serious wine in its peer group. Rich, vivid and beautifully layered, the Chianti Classico will give readers a very good look at just how compelling 2016 is as a vintage. Sweet red cherry, tobacco and menthol notes open up in the glass, but more than anything else, Rocca di Montegrossi's Chianti Classico is a wine of true character. It will age gracefully for a number of years.”

Pete’s Tasting Notes:

“The 2016 Rocca di Montegrossi Chianti Classico is a very deep garnet to rim with sauvage aromas of smoked meat, bacon fat, blackberry, toast, truffle and coffee bean emerging. Complex and rich black fruit palate with good balancing acidity. Hard to get past that sexy nose. Some black olive and espresso notes. Character and quality are way above the price point in a category that is far and away our most popular Italian wine.”

Winery notes:

Rocca di Montegrossi’s Chianti Classico is the estate’s flagship wine; it is a blend of about 90% Sangiovese, with Canaiolo and Colorino, and is produced every year. It ages mainly in large casks and barrels made with oak from Allier, for 12-14 months. It is unfiltered, and after bottling it ages another 6 months prior to release. In the glass it is lively ruby, with bright violet reflections, and on the nose displays the rich fruity aromas typical of the varietals, particularly forest berry fruit and sour cherries. On the palate it’s harmonious and well structured, with nice tannins and savory accents; it will easily age for 7-10 years.”

Pricing

  • $18.69 each by the Single bottle = $18.69 add to cart
  • $16.46 each by the Half Case = $98.75 add to cart
  • $16.46 each by the Full case = $197.50 add to cart

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