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2021 Rocca di Montegrossi Chianti Classico

Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from a distributor

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RATINGS

92Vinous / IWC

Pure, bright and wonderfully vibrant...possesses superb energy and exceptional balance. Crushed red/purplish fruit, rose petal, sweet spice and orange zest bristle with tension.

91James Suckling

A chewy and savory Chianti Classico with aromas of red plums, herbs, mushrooms and some citrus peel. Medium-bodied with plenty of bite from the chewy tannins.

90Wine Spectator

Boasting black cherry, blackberry, violet and earth flavors, this rich, dark red shows fine balance, with a light grip of tannins on the finish.

17.5Jancis Robinson

Gorgeous, deep dark cherry with a white-pepper note. Great depth and complexity and super-inviting. Succulent, a little bloody and mouth-filling cherry fruit with sandpapery tannins. Long and generous and perfectly balanced.

REGION

Italy, Tuscany, Chianti Classico

Chianti is Tuscany’s most famous and historic wine district, and the Chianti Classico DOCG is the most prestigious Chianti appellation. Fittingly, it is located in the heart of the larger Chianti DOCG. Chianti’s wines were so esteemed during the Renaissance that the Medici princes of Florence designated several villages within the Chianti region as discrete production zones, setting up the first appellations in Italy. By the 20th century Chianti was Italy’s primary wine export. But the pizza parlor Chiantis sent to foreign markets were inexpensive, unremarkable reds presented in round-bottomed, straw-covered bottles. To upgrade Chianti wines and the region’s image, the Chianti Classico DOC was created in 1967, then upgraded to DOCG status in 1984, with additional modifications made in 1996. In the last 20 years a consortium of Chianti Classico producers have researched new Sangiovese clones, replanted vineyards, updated cellar practices and generally made Chianti Classico DOCG a world-class appellation. Chianti Classico must contain a minimum of 75% Sangiovese. In the 2014 edition of its annual compendium of wine ratings, Gambero Rosso noted that Chianti Classico DOCG wines were noteworthy for their “significant return to a more defined style, true to tradition.”

TYPE

Red Wine, Sangiovese, D.O.C.G.

This red grape is largely grown in central Italy. As the sole component or in a blend, it gives us Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Morellino and Super Tuscans, among other favorites wines. The name is derived from the Latin for “blood of Jove.”