Castello dei Rampolla Chianti Classico 2016 - Stirling Fine Wines
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Castello dei Rampolla Chianti Classico 2016

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Castello dei Rampolla Chianti Classico 2016
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SKU 16974


Color: Bright ruby. Bouquet: The bouquet on the nose is intense, with rich cherry and red berry aromas and leafy undertones . Flavor: On the palate it is silky, balanced, with medium body, refined tanning and a long flavorful finish of blackberry and chocolate. Food Pairing: Ideal with red grilled meat, like Bistecca Fiorentina, and semi to well-aged cheeses.
Category Red Wine
Region Italy, Tuscany, Chianti Classico
Brand Castello dei Rampolla
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
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Wine AdvocateThe 2016 Chianti Classico impresses for the heightened level of vibrant freshness and aromatic precision that distinguishes it in a large playing field. Proprietor Maurizia di Napoli tells me that the 2016 growing season was not without its ups and downs. Farming was difficult, and not all sites came to ripeness with the same consistency because it was cooler toward the end of the growing season. Castello dei Rampolla avoids the use of sulfites in winemaking. However, these results are stunning, especially as this is positioned as a more affordable wine. The blend is 85% Sangiovese, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Merlot.

Monica Larner, October 31, 2018
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Wine EnthusiastRipe black-skinned berry, underbrush, violet, new leather and cake spice aromas shape the nose on this earthy, fragrant red. Bright and savory, the vigorous palate offers juicy Marasca cherry, raspberry jam, cinnamon and star anise alongside a hint of game. Taut, grainy tannins provide support. Drink 2021-2026.

Kerin O'Keefe, April 1, 2019