Rocca di Frassinello ~ Le Sughere di Frassinello 2014

Rocca di Frassinello ~ Le Sughere di Frassinello 2014
£24.00 / bottle£273.60 / case (12 bottles)

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Country: Italy
Grapes: Sangiovese
Region: Tuscany
Style: Smooth Elegant Reds
Wine Types: Red Wines
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon
Grapes: Merlot
Wine Types: New Wines
Drink: Now to 2022
Oaked
Cork
ABV: 14.5%

Tasting Notes

The story

More detail coming soon!

The wine

I was looking for a Super Tuscan, a wine that didn't fit the DOC system because it blended local variety Sangiovese with international varieties; I sort of got there because this is a blend of Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, is Tuscan - and is super. However it fits into the Maremma Toscana DOC appellation.

I couldn't resisit this wine when I found it; full tasting notes coming soon. In brief it's a rich, spicy red with sweet cherry and plum flavours and savoury notes of leather and spice. Also read what the producer and the wine critics say.

Food Pairing

This wine is made for drinking with food. Recommended to drink with lamb, game, duck, goose, steak and other red meats, and tomato-based dishes - think Italian!  The producer also recommends consuming it with "full-flavoured pasta and rice dishes, game such as deer, wild boar, hare. Also recommended with birds such as wild duck."

Producer's Notes

"Deep ruby colour, with a broad bouquet of red fruits. It has great substance in the mouth, with soft and round tannins and a long and enveloping finish."

Awards

91 points     RobertParker.com     Jan 2017
"The 2014 Maremma Toscana Le Sughere di Frassinello shows fabulous results in a difficult vintage. This is a great value wine. Congratulations to Alessandro Cellai and the Rocca di Frassinello winemaking team. Generous and plush aromas rise from the bouquet. The mouthfeel is perhaps a bit thinner, but this wine offers offers ample power and grace in compensation. Sweet tannins mark the close with flavors of cinnamon and toasted almond."

Due Bicchieri     Gambero Rosso

 

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