Rocca Delle Macie Chianti Classico Tenuta Santalfonso 2016 750ml

size
750ml
country
Italy
region
Tuscany
appellation
Chianti Classico
JS
93
WS
91
VM
90
Additional vintages
2018 2016 2015
JS
93
Rated 93 by James Suckling
A fresh and fruity wine with blueberries, chocolate and hazelnuts that follow through to a medium-to full-bodied palate with medium tannins and a clean finish. There are hints of vanilla at the end, suggesting a year or two of bottle age will make this even better. But why wait? Drink now. ... More details
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Rocca Delle Macie Chianti Classico Tenuta Santalfonso 2016 750ml

SKU 820308
$29.60
/750ml bottle
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Professional Ratings
JS
93
WS
91
VM
90
JS
93
Rated 93 by James Suckling
A fresh and fruity wine with blueberries, chocolate and hazelnuts that follow through to a medium-to full-bodied palate with medium tannins and a clean finish. There are hints of vanilla at the end, suggesting a year or two of bottle age will make this even better. But why wait? Drink now.
WS
91
Rated 91 by Wine Spectator
A modern style, driven by cherry and berry fruit, vanilla and milk chocolate flavors. Firm and tightening up, with plenty of grip and leafy elements on the back end. Best from 2022 through 2033. 3,750 cases made.
VM
90
Rated 90 by Vinous Media
The 2016 Chianti Classico Sant’Alfonso is very pretty. Soft, silky and inviting, the 2016 stands out for its polished feel and generous, open-knit personality. All the elements fall into place effortlessly, but what stands out most about the 2016 is its persistence. Floral notes brighten up the finish nicely.
Product Details
size
750ml
country
Italy
region
Tuscany
appellation
Chianti Classico
Additional vintages
2018 2016 2015
Overview
Rated 93 - A fresh and fruity wine with blueberries, chocolate and hazelnuts that follow through to a medium-to full-bodied palate with medium tannins and a clean finish. There are hints of vanilla at the end, suggesting a year or two of bottle age will make this even better. But why wait? Drink now.
green grapes

Varietal: Sangiovese

The name of this grape, meaning 'blood of Jove' conjures up evocative images of long dead civilizations, and gives the Sangiovese varietal a sense of the holy, the sacred, the special. Indeed, this particular type of Italian grape has been cultivated and processed for thousands of years, and is said to be the original favorite grape varietal of the Romans, and the Etruscans before them. Throughout history, vintners have continued to plant this varietal, and they continue to produce wonderful wines to this day. The long bunches of very dark, round fruit are treasured by fine wineries in Italy and a few other places around the world, and when young, these grapes are lively – full of strawberry flavors and a little spiciness. However, it is when they are aged in oak that they take on some truly special flavors and aromas, as seen in some of the finest wines of the Old World.
barrel

Region: Tuscany

All over the stunning region of Tuscany in central Italy, you'll see rolling hills covered in green, healthy grapevines. This region is currently Italy's third largest producer of wines, but interestingly wineries here are generally happy with lower yields holding higher quality grapes, believing that they have a responsibility to uphold the excellent reputation of Tuscany, rather than let it slip into 'quantity over quality' wine-making as it did in the mid twentieth century. The region has a difficult soil type to work with, but the excellent climate and generations of expertise more than make up for this problem. Most commonly, Tuscan vintners grow Sangiovese and Vernaccia varietal grapes, although more and more varietals are being planted nowadays in order to produce other high quality wine styles.
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Country: Italy

For several decades in the mid to late twentieth century, Italy's reputation for quality wines took a fairly serious blow. This was brought about partly due to lack of regulation in certain regions, and too much regulation in others. This led to several wineries in the beautiful and highly fertile region of Tuscany making the bold move to work outside of the law, which they saw as responsible for the drop in quality in Tuscan wines. They believed that they had the expertise and the generations of experience necessary with which to make truly excellent, world class wines, and set about doing just that. These 'Super Tuscans', as they came to be known, quickly inspired the rest of Italy to improve their produce, and now, Italian wine producers in the twenty-first century are widely recognised to be amongst the best in the world. Regulation and law began to change, and wine drinkers across the globe woke up to the outstanding wines coming out of Italy, which are continuing to improve and impress to this day.
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Region: Tuscany

All over the stunning region of Tuscany in central Italy, you'll see rolling hills covered in green, healthy grapevines. This region is currently Italy's third largest producer of wines, but interestingly wineries here are generally happy with lower yields holding higher quality grapes, believing that they have a responsibility to uphold the excellent reputation of Tuscany, rather than let it slip into 'quantity over quality' wine-making as it did in the mid twentieth century. The region has a difficult soil type to work with, but the excellent climate and generations of expertise more than make up for this problem. Most commonly, Tuscan vintners grow Sangiovese and Vernaccia varietal grapes, although more and more varietals are being planted nowadays in order to produce other high quality wine styles.
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For several decades in the mid to late twentieth century, Italy's reputation for quality wines took a fairly serious blow. This was brought about partly due to lack of regulation in certain regions, and too much regulation in others. This led to several wineries in the beautiful and highly fertile region of Tuscany making the bold move to work outside of the law, which they saw as responsible for the drop in quality in Tuscan wines. They believed that they had the expertise and the generations of experience necessary with which to make truly excellent, world class wines, and set about doing just that. These 'Super Tuscans', as they came to be known, quickly inspired the rest of Italy to improve their produce, and now, Italian wine producers in the twenty-first century are widely recognised to be amongst the best in the world. Regulation and law began to change, and wine drinkers across the globe woke up to the outstanding wines coming out of Italy, which are continuing to improve and impress to this day.