Saturday, August 22, 2015

Rocca delle Macie 2011 Chianti Classico Riserva

Rocca delle Macie 2011 Chianti Classico Riserva, $19.99-$21.99, 91 points, poured a pomegranate red trending garnet/maroon with a broad transparent wine ring at the leggy glass bowl.
Aromatic pine resin, oaky northern red fruit, and hints of strawberry were good.
The medium body (very dry red wine) carried typically food friendly acids and a consistently supportive tannic presence throughout.
Fairly straight forward flavors of mint, red fruit, and a hint of bourbon with a floral component were good as well.
Finished long on the trailing palate, easy spice and the 14% alcohol.
Paired perfectly with luscious native tomatoes, a garlic/olive oil balsamic dressing, and a Papa Gino's peperoni pizza.
Varietals were 90% Sangiovese, 5% Merlot, and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon.


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  1. Tomatoes, pizza and Chianti...sounds like a good evening :)

  2. This is such a great wine and a wonderful estate to follow right now.

    1. Yes! I bought this Rocca delle Macie 2011 Chianti Classico Riserva, cause you gave the good advice!