2008 Marchesi de Frescobaldi Italian (Tuscany) Red "Nipozzano Riserva"
Winery: Marchesi de Frescobaldi
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Nipozzano Riserva"
Wine Category: Italian (Tuscany) Red
Grape blend: 90% Sangiovese & 10% Malvasia Nera, Colorino, Merlot, & Cabernet
Region: Chianti Rufina
State or country: Italy
Cases produced: 121,000
KWG Score: 89 (based on 2 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)
Review date: March 30, 2012
Wine Review: This very dark ruby opens with a black cherry and old oak bouquet with a hint of new leather. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and very approachable. The flavor profile is a gentle and tasty black cherry with nicely integrated old oak. I also detected hints of black pepper and plum. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins show nice length and are food friendly. I would pair this wine with veal parmigianna. Enjoy - Ken
Winemaker Notes: Nipozzano Riserva 2008 greets the eye with a deep purplish red color. The nose is remarkably rich and multi-faceted, showing cleanly-delineated aromas of sour cherry, raspberry, and dried plum, lifted in turn by spicier impressions of black pepper, vanilla, cocoa powder, and espresso beans. A warm alcohol complements its smooth overall texture in the mouth, and a clean, vibrant acidity and silky, well-integrated tannins contribute to an impressive elegance. An almost-endless finish, with abundant aromatic fruit, completes a harmonious, well-balanced wine.
Organic status: not organic
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