Rocca delle Macie Fizzano Chianti Classico Riserva Gran Selezione 2012
Um….just when we thought life couldn’t get any better….
You’d think we’d save this UNREAL Tuscan rockstar offer for New Years or something, but screw it, let’s just BLOW THE DOORS off this bad boy --- 93 POINTS Wine Spectator, classic producer, great vintage, RISERVA, at a simply jaw-dropping price (57% OFF retail…) -- it’s madness. What are we even doing?
We hope you grabbed some and are just now coming back to read the rest. It WILL go really fast. Tuscany….just a magical place, really. Since we can’t jump into a jet and blast off right this second, yeah, we’ll settle for DRINKING it. When the opportunity arose a few months back when we visited the Chianti region, we just went ALL IN -- “how much can get? How much do you have?” Well, bad news is, not much, BUT, it just landed in the warehouse and we can tell you that even at 8:43 AM it is just sensually lovely.
Big and on the dark, intense side for Chianti, this is packed with dark berries, fig, espresso, cloves and leather, with a tasty, toasty cinnamon-tinged note. SO good. Ready to go right now (we know, as we are literally drinking it as we write this…, hey, it’s the weekend…). Crazy buy. Did we mention 93 points? 57% OFF? We did? OK. Peace. Have a great weekend!!
Aromas of woodland berry, forest floor, spice and a toasted note lead the nose of this blend of 95% Sangiovese and 5% Merlot. The elegantly structured palate offers dried black cherry, licorice, clove and espresso alongside tightly knit but polished tannins. Drink 2017–2027.
Technical DetailsCountry: Italy
Appellation: Chianti Classico
Varietal: 95% Sangiovese, 5% Merlot
Winemaker: Luca Francioni
Aging/Cooperage: After fermentation the majority of the wine matures in 35hl French oak barrels, with a small amount aging in 225-liter barriques. After the blending, the wine rests in the bottle for one year.
About The Producer
Rocca delle Macìe was established in 1973, when Italo Zingarelli – producer of Ettore Scola’s “We All Loved Each Other So Much”, and also of the wildly popular series of films featuring comedy duo Bud Spencer and Terence Hill (including “They Call Me Trinity” and “Trinity Is Still My Name”) – decided to realize his lifelong dream by acquiring the “Le Macìe” estate – extending across 93 hectares (230 acres) in all, of which only two were under vine – in order to create a winery in the heart of the Chianti Classico zone.
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