The emblematic wine of Castello Nipozzano, the historic Frescobaldi estate located a few miles north-east of Florence, Nipozzano Riservais symbolic of the Tuscan wine-making tradition and the continuing link with the terroir.
Winery notes (2017 Vintage)
"Nipozzano 2017 conveys the intense, harmonious character of the vintage with personality, translating the heat of the season into the glass. The ruby-red colour is bright and intense. The usual notes of red fruits and citrus are expressed in a seductive combination of elegance and intensity. Tertiary notes due to ageing, such as spices and vanilla, enhance the aromas and balance the tasting experience. The palate is rich, dense and balanced, with a great expression of maturity, polyphenolic elegance and final persistence."
92/100 James Suckling (2017 Vintage)
"This firm, rich red shows the freshness of the appellation in a hot, ripe year like 2017. It’s full-bodied with chewy tannins and a long, flavourful finish. Fine tannins. Dried mushroom, walnut and bark undertones to the ripe berries. Solid wine."
90/100 & Editors' Choice, Wine Enthusiast (2017 Vintage)
"Combining structure and finesse, this has subtle but intriguing aromas of camphor, rose and sunbaked earth. On the taut, juicy palate, fine-grained tannins accompany dried cherry, orange zest and star anise before a coffee-bean finish."
Reviews for the 2015 vintage below…
92+/100 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (2015 Vintage)
"The 2015 Chianti Rufina Riserva Nipozzano has a pretty garnet ruby colour and offers lots of cherry and nice fruit intensity. With rich, inner ripeness and dense texture, this wine delivers a great quality-to-price ratio within the greater Frescobaldi portfolio. The quality of Sangiovese from Chianti Rufina is always a little bit brighter and sharper compared to other parts of Tuscany, even in a hot vintage such as this."