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L'Altra Toscana : Wines of Chianti Rufina DOCG

28 Mar 2022

(March 2022) ... The DOC was born in 1967, and the DOCG in 1984. Use of white grapes may not exceed 10% and Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon may not exceed 15%. The wine may not be released before September 1 of the year following the harvest; Riserva requires a minimum of 2 years’ maturation, of which 6 months must be in oak barrels.  (28 wines tasted in total - here are my top wines)

Fattoria Il Lago 2020 Chianti Rufina DOCG  (*** ½)

Borgo Macereto 2019 Chianti Rufina DOCG - La Fuga  (*** ½)

Frascole 2019 Chianti Rufina DOCG Riserva  (*** ½)

Podere Il Pozzo 2020 Chianti Rufina DOCG  (*** ½)

Tenuta Bossi, Marchesi Gondi 2020 Chianti Rufina DOCG - San Giuliano  (*** ½)

Fattoria Il Capitano 2019 Chianti Rufina DOCG Riserva - Vigna Il Poggio  (*** ½)

Castello di Nipozzano, Marchesi Frescobaldi 2019 Chianti Rufina DOCG Riserva - Nipozzano  (*** ½)

Castello di Nipozzano, Marchesi Frescobaldi 2019 Chianti Rufina DOCG - Nipozzano Vecchie Viti  (*** ½)

Colognole 2020 Chianti Rufina DOCG
lovely red fruit with good acid punch (*** ½+)

Fattoria Lavacchio 2020 Chianti Rufina DOCG - Cedro Bio
juicy and tasty with lots of red fruit, good acidity and even a touch of vanilla smoke (*** ½+)

Castello Del Trebbio 2017 Chianti Rufina DOCG Riserva - Lastricato
mocha, balsamic-straberries, black cherry, smoke and good acidity (*** ½+)

Dreolino 2020 Chianti Rufina DOCG  (*** ½+)

I Veroni 2019 Chianti Rufina DOCG Riserva - Vigneto Quona  (*** ½+)

Villa Travignoli 2020 Chianti Rufina DOCG - Villa Travignoli
juicy and refreshing, but with enough edge to keep it interesting (*** ½+)

Fattoria Lavacchio 2019 Chianti Rufina DOCG - Cedro Riserva Bio
dense and delicious with subtle cedar and some floral present - acidity and spice work hand in hand (****)

Fattoria Il Capitano 2019 Chianti Rufina DOCG Riserva
juicy blackberry, pencil shavings and smoke - there's nice complexity on the palate, with a little mocha / tobacco (****)

I Veroni 2020 Chianti Rufina DOCG - Vigneto I Domi Bio
red / black fruit mix with nice silky tannins and balancing acidity (****)

Fattoria Il Lago 2018 Chianti Rufina DOCG Riserva
mocha, blackberry and chocolate backed with nice aciditc punch (****+)

 

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