Marchesi de' Frescobaldi

Riserva Nipozzano Chianti Rùfina Sangiovese Blend

8.91358 ratings
8.976 pro ratings
Chianti Rùfina, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
Sangiovese Blend
Top Notes For
Rob B
8.8

Started off a little light, but opened up quite nicely.

Started off a little light, but opened up quite nicely.

Sep 25th, 2018
Stefan Dolhain

2014 vintage. Colour suggests that there is more than a drop of Merlot and/or Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend. Well-made in a international style, but no Chianti Rufina typicity whatsoever. Nippozzano was so much more interesting 15 years ago.

2014 vintage. Colour suggests that there is more than a drop of Merlot and/or Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend. Well-made in a international style, but no Chianti Rufina typicity whatsoever. Nippozzano was so much more interesting 15 years ago.

Sep 18th, 2018
Jay Kline

Fruity driven Chianti. Not in a bad way.

Fruity driven Chianti. Not in a bad way.

Nov 26th, 2017
Boris Mathiszik

9 years old, a little past it's prime, but still very good. Nice structure and slowly opening up. Elegant.

9 years old, a little past it's prime, but still very good. Nice structure and slowly opening up. Elegant.

Aug 19th, 2017
Boris Mathiszik

Very nice Chianti. Tastes even better in Rome.

Very nice Chianti. Tastes even better in Rome.

Jul 27th, 2017
Andrew Lohse

Black cherry, blackberry. Tea. Earth - leaves. Graphite, just a little. Medium bodied and not overwhelmingly dry. Very plush tannins. Well-rounded finish.

Black cherry, blackberry. Tea. Earth - leaves. Graphite, just a little. Medium bodied and not overwhelmingly dry. Very plush tannins. Well-rounded finish.

Jul 12th, 2017
Meg Maker

Wine Writer, Maker's Table

9.1

Sangiovese blended with malvasia nera, colorino, merlot, and cabernet sauvignon produces a wine with spirited blackberry and black currant fruits. A trace of wet leaves and amber sweetness add dimension, but overall this is a blithe and bright-eyed Chianti, best for weeknight suppers. 13.5% abv | $19 (sample)

Sangiovese blended with malvasia nera, colorino, merlot, and cabernet sauvignon produces a wine with spirited blackberry and black currant fruits. A trace of wet leaves and amber sweetness add dimension, but overall this is a blithe and bright-eyed Chianti, best for weeknight suppers. 13.5% abv | $19 (sample)

6 people found it helpfulOct 25th, 2014
Rivka Friedman

Nice and ripe but still plenty fruity. Great with eggplant Parm.

Nice and ripe but still plenty fruity. Great with eggplant Parm.

5 people found it helpfulFeb 23rd, 2014
Ted Serbinski

$48 at Sea Salt. Slightly vegetable with good fruit and nice balance. Delicious. #MiniWineReview #2GU

$48 at Sea Salt. Slightly vegetable with good fruit and nice balance. Delicious. #MiniWineReview #2GU

3 people found it helpfulMar 27th, 2014
Patrick Elliott

Best for go to Chianti at a great price

Best for go to Chianti at a great price

3 people found it helpfulMar 5th, 2014