Rocca di MontegrossiChianti Classico `San Marcellino' 2018Product code: 16100
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Rocca di Montegrossi's Chianti Classico 'San Marcellino' is an Italian wine offering nuanced complexity. Stemming from the Monti in Chianti region, this wine is adorned in rich, ruby hues and reveals fragrant notes of dried cherries, ripe plums, violets and spices. It balances compelling depth with lively acidity, underpinned by firm, refined tannins. Aged in French oak barrels, it evolves gracefully towards a lingering finish of sweet spices and dark chocolate. This refined Chianti Classico pairs brilliantly with dishes such as steak Florentine, offering an exquisite taste of Tuscany for discerning palates.
Dark ruby with narrow orange rim, mature looking but not aged. Very dusty opening. Slow emerging, full nose of ripe dark fruit and hints of tar and nuttiness. Dense, with real depth and fine grainy tannin
About the Winery
Perched amidst the breath-taking landscapes of Chianti, Tuscany, nestles the reputable Rocca di Montegrossi winery. The estate, owned by the Martini family, has a venerable history dating back to the 7th century AD. It's located near the delightful hamlet of Monti in Chianti, a scenic location steeped in history and exuding a rustic, charming essence.
Rocca di Montegrossi's vineyards stretch over 20 hectares of sun-kissed undulating terrain, which are caressed by breezes that form a microclimate optimal for wine production. The vineyards predominantly cater to Sangiovese, Canaiolo, and Colorino, also offering a small section dedicated to Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
A staunch believer in organic and sustainable farming, Rocca di Montegrossi refrains from using synthetic chemicals in its vineyards. Instead, they utilise manual interventions, maintaining healthy and vibrant vineyards. The colour, aroma and taste of their wines bear testament to this meticulous cultivation.
When it comes to the wine's production, traditional methods blend harmoniously with modern techniques. Vat fermentation with indigenous yeasts combines with temperature-controlled processes to extract maximum flavour and complexity; the result a set of exquisite wines that reflect the true essence of their terroir. With an annual production of around 80,000 bottles, the winery is not one of Italy’s biggest but it does produce wines of incredible quality.
Rocca di Montegrossi's most renowned creation is the Chianti Classico. It is a blend mainly made from Sangiovese, interspersed with Canaiolo and a hint of Colorino. It's affirms the winery's standing, having received both national and international acclaim, with several editions obtaining over 90 points in Italian and international guides.
Visiting the winery is immensely rewarding. It offers guided tastings, cellar tours, and the opportunity to soak in the picturesque Tuscan scenery. The Rocca di Montegrossi experience is accentuated by the region's exquisite cuisine, the warmth of the Martini family and of course, the winery's remarkable wines. It's a must-visit destination for wine enthusiasts, catered exquisitely by one of Tuscany's finest wine establishments.