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Frescobaldi Nipozzano Chianti Rufina Riserva 2009

Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy
  • RP 90
  • WS 90
  • ST 90
  • JS 90
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Winemaker Notes

Nipozzano 2009 is a lovely ruby-red. The nose opens with dark wild berries and cherry, hints of cotton candy and pleasant floral notes of lilac and chocolate. The spicy component emerges with nuances of clove and green peppercorn. The palate is characterized by a distinct tactile approach in which the stamp of the terroir is underlined by a lively minerality. The tannin texture is thight but not sharp, which is also... View More

Critical Acclaim

RP 90
The Wine Advocate

The 2009 Chianti Rufina Riserva Nipozzano is very pretty. Veins of minerality support an expressive core of dark red berries in this silky, long Chianti. The 2009 impresses for its persistence and fine overall balance. Ideally, the 2009 is enjoyed while the fruit retains its vibrancy.

WS 90
Wine Spectator

Offers mature aromas and flavors of forest floor, dried fruit, sweet spice and leather, all matched to a bright profile. Remains light-footed, lingering on the finish.

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ST 90
International Wine Cellar

Bright, full ruby. High-toned aromas of red berries, violet and wild herbs. Dense and sweet but also juicy, with a creamy, fine-grained texture to the complex flavors of red and black fruits and exotic dried herbs. Nicely energetic Chianti, finishing with sweet tannins and excellent length.

JS 90
James Suckling

Very fruity with blackberries and violets on the nose and palate. Full body, with modern tannins and a crisp, fruity and minerally aftertaste. This is always excellent value. Drink or hold.


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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