Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Rocca Delle Macie Chianti Classico DOCG 2004

ItalyRocca Delle Macie Chianti Classico is made from 90% Sangiovese, 5% Merlot, and 5% Canaiolo, the grapes for this Chianti Classico are selected and picked by hand. The must undergoes maceration over the grape skins for 12-14 days. Following the alcoholic and malolactic fermentation, the wine is then aged in Slavonian or French oak barrels for a period of 6 to 10 months and refined further in the bottle for about one month. It is full bodied, warm robust with flavors of cherries and a nose of spice, jam and wood. 13.5% alcohol. Picked up a half bottle (375 ML) for about $7.99 at The Wine Room. What a great little bottle of wine.

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