Rocca Di Frassinello Baffonero 2013 750ml
SKU 782743

Rocca Di Frassinello Baffonero 2013

Rocca Di Frassinello - Tuscany - Italy - Maremma

Professional Wine Reviews for Rocca Di Frassinello Baffonero 2013

Rated 94 by Decanter
The 2013 Baffonero is superb in this vintage. Nuanced and delineated throughout, the 2013 offers much more sophistication than has been the case in previous vintages. Mint, sage, lavender, sweet spices and mocha are laced into the pliant finish. All things considered, the 2013 Baffonero is a pretty delicate Merlot by Maremma standards. (Galloni)
Rated 93 by Wine Spectator
A dense, extracted red, with earth, blackberry and plum flavors, featuring solid tannins and a piquant, spicy feel. A bit burly on the finish, yet richly textured, featuring sweet fruit for balance. The tannins become more integrated with air, so decant now or age. Merlot. Best from 2017 through 2024. 250 cases made.

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Winery: Rocca Di Frassinello

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.

Country: Italy

Italy is recognised as being one of the finest wine producing countries in the world, and it isn't difficult to see why. With a vast amount of land across the country used primarily for vineyard cultivation and wine production, each region of Italy manages to produce a wide range of excellent quality wines, each representative of the region it is produced in. Any lover of Italian wines will be able to tell you of the variety the country produces, from the deliciously astringent and alpine-fresh wines of the northern borders, to the deliciously jammy and fruit-forward wines of the south and the Italian islands. Regions such as Barolo are frequently compared with Bordeaux and Burgundy in France, as their oak aged red wines have all the complexity and earthy, spicy excellence of some of the finest wines in the world, and the sparkling wines of Asti and elsewhere in Italy can easily challenge and often exceed the high standards put forward by Champagne. Thanks to excellent terrain and climatic conditions, Italy has long since proven itself a major player in the world of wines, and long may this dedication to quality and excellence continue.