Friday, 1 October 2021

2018 Chianti Classico, Rocca di Montegrossi

 

Last week I had the opportunity to taste a range of wines from Rocca do Montegrossi and I was genuinely stunned by just how good they were!  Rarely has a newly discovered wine producer left such a strong impression.

'I was completely blown away by the wines I tasted at Rocca di Montegrossi this year. Proprietor Marco Ricasoli Firidolfi turned out some of the most brilliant wines of his illustrious career.  I would be thrilled to own them'

Antonio Galloni, September 2021
 

Rocca di Montegrossi is located in Monti in Chianti close to the Romanesque church of San Marcellino. Montegrossi boasts such neighbors as San Giusto a Rentennano, Badia a Coltibuono, & Il Palazzino. 

The estate encompasses about 100 hectares; 20 of which are planted to vine, another 20 are olive groves, and the remainder is forest.  The primary varietal is Sangiovese (13 hectares), followed by Merlot (2.5 hectares), while the remaining 4.5 hectares are planted to Canaiolo, Colorino, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pugnitello, and Malvasia Bianca del Chianti.

The 2018 Chianti Classico was simply irresistible... silky, and perfumed, it is drinking beautifully now, but also has a long future ahead.  Our price of £11.25 per bottle (in bond) represents an extraordinary bargain!


2018 Chianti Classico, Rocca di Montegrossi @ £135 per 12



The 2018 Chianti Classico opens with a burst of sweet red berry fruit, spice and wild flowers. Exuberant and racy, the 2018 is endowed with tremendous energy and tons of personality. Time in the glass brings out the wine's inner sweetness and radiance, with a closing flourish of red flowers. This is a fabulous wine for the money. Don't miss it!  Drink 2022-2038.

93pt, Antonio Galloni
 
 

Ex UK

Subject to final confirmation


Martin Lea

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