VIN95 The 2015 Rocca di Frassinello is powerful, sumptuous and deeply expressive. An exotic mélange of raspberry jam, spice, new leather, chocolate, tobacco and grilled herbs gives the 2015 its decidedly flamboyant personality. This rich, heady coastal Tuscan red will appeal most to readers who enjoy racy, bold wines. The oak needs to settle down, but there is certainly plenty to look forward to.
Estate Notes: The top label, Rocca di Frassinello is the highest expression of this Italian-French project. A wine able to mix strength, intensity and elegance with delicate tannins which express its fullness. This wine was created from a collaboration between Christian Le Sommer, enologist of Les Domaines Baron de Rothschild-Lafite, and Alessandro Cellai. Intense ruby red color. Sweet red berries, roses and licorice are among the aromas and flavors that emerge from this great red. Polish and supremely elegant personality. Great structure with a pleasant long finish. Ideal with long-cooked meat dish and barbecues. Delicious with aged cheeses. 60% Sangiovese, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot Stainless steel tanks at 27° C for 15-20 days Frequent delestages and pumping over (20-25 days). French barriques for 14 months. Aging in bottle for 11 months prior to release. 4,000 cases produced.