Castello di Nipozzano - Montesodi Chianti Rufina Riserva 2011-12Intense Wine
Country of OriginItaly
- Food MatchGame
- Food MatchRoasted Dishes
- Grape TypeSangiovese
- Malolactic FermentationNo
- Quality DesignationDOCG
A cru selection with its initial vintage in 1974, Montesodi Riserva is made only in exceptional growing years. It is produced from Sangiovese grown in the Montesodi vineyard, which, at 400 metres elevation, has always been regarded as the finest on the Tenuta for growing Sangiovese.
It yields a rich, intense wine of remarkable aromas.
Montesodi is an intense and brilliant ruby-red.
The nose is fruity with blackberry and blueberry. Floral notes of violet and spicy notes of rhubarb and black pepper are accompanied by hints of leather and Cuban cigar. Fresh, mentholated with fresh notes of Eucalyptus.
The palate has a good acidity and a tight tannin texture typical of its DNA.
The lengthy finale is dominated by mineral notes of graphite and clear sensations of liquorice that underlines it's bold character.
Serve with roast or grilled lamb, game birds (pheasant), pan-fried beef.