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Frescobaldi Nipozzano Chianti Rufina Riserva 2006

Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy
  • WS 91
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Winemaker Notes

A purple-flecked, dark red impresses the eye with its richness. The nose first conveys graceful floral notes of sweet violet and a tasty amalgam of sour black cherry, dried plum, and raspberry, which is soon enriched with spicy nuances of vanilla. A notably refreshing crispness marks the entire progression of the wine in the mouth, as well as dense-packed, youthful tannins that are, however, already quite well integrated into the structure. It concludes with a generous, warm finish.

SERVING SUGGESTIONS: Barbecued meat and beef stews, aged cheeses.

Critical Acclaim

WS 91
Wine Spectator

Shows sweet blueberry notes, with mineral and lilac. Full-bodied, with fine tannins and vanilla and bright fruit flavors. Clean and racy. Best after 2010. 130,000 cases made.


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Frescobaldi, Tuscany, Italy
The Marchesi de' Frescobaldi is one of Italy's oldest wineries, with a history dating to the 1300s. The family has included medieval knights, bankers, lawyers and patrons of the arts. The Marchesi de' Frescobaldi is one of the most significant wine producers in Italy, with nine estates—and roughly 2,500 acres—in Tuscany. The family has been growing wine since the late 19th century, when they became the first in Tuscany to import and plant... View More