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2014 Frescobaldi Italian (Tuscany) Red "Nipozzano Vecchie Viti Riserva"

Frescobaldi 2014 Nipozzano Vecchie Viti Riserva

Winery: Frescobaldi

Vintage: 2014

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Nipozzano Vecchie Viti Riserva"

Wine Category: Italian (Tuscany) Red

Grape blend: Sangiovese with Malvasia nera, Colorino, & Canaiolo

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Chianti Rufina

State or country: Italy

Price: $30

Cases produced: 1,350

KWG Score: 93 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: February 4, 2018

Wine Review: This dark red wine from Chianti Rufina opens with a mild black cherry and strawberry licorice bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, nicely balanced, smooth and savory. The flavor profile is a tasty strawberry licorice with notes of nicely integrated oak and craisin. I also detected hints of black cherry and cola mixed in. The finish is dry and its flavors and well-managed moderate tannins drift away nicely. This wine is very food friendly and versatile. I would enjoy it with a veal strip loin with a maple cranberry sauce. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Nipozzano Vecchie Viti 2014 is intensely ruby red. The bouquet exhibits a great balance between the floral notes of apricot and the spiced notes of rose hip and vanilla. To the palate, it is fresh, complex and persistent. The tannins are built within the body of the wine, which is silky and harmonious. The acidic component is significant and blends in elegantly with the alcohol content. Notes of raspberry, currant, gooseberry lead to a finish of white pepper and cocoa powder. Serving suggestions Vecchie Viti easily brings out the best qualities in both delicate game meats such as quail, partridge or woodcock.

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