Rocca delle Macìe

Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend

8.9388 ratings
8.929 pro ratings
Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
Sangiovese Blend
Goose, Game, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Chili & Hot Spicy, Duck, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Mushrooms, Onion, Veal, Hard Cheese, Pork, Tomato-Based, Pungent Cheese, Chicken, Turkey, Salami & Prosciutto, Soft Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Chris Zitzman

“Before decanting- or even much of a breathe- the ‘15 Rocca Delle Macie, Chianti Classico Riserva floats right off the glass as if it knew it’d be opened soon. seriously - this is one of the more lush and powerfully expressive Chianti’s I’ve experienced. While blackberries and hints of cherry find their way to the nose- there’s something else there that, even after thirty minutes studying my little book of aromas- I cannot pinpoint! It’s an earthy-yet youthful, “sandstone-y” type of aroma. Which I’m sure doesn’t exist but, whatever- that’s what I got. And very, very much am digging. There is a notable roundness to this wine- both in the nose as well as on the palate. The finish is long and kind of “unwinding” other flavors I missed along the journey of the swig. For its price in particular, I would even invite staunch fans of Brunello Di Montalcino to have a go at this beautifully-expressive & precocious Chianti Classico Riserva from Rocca delle Macie. #PublicofRidgewood, #PublicofPrinceton, #chianti

“Before decanting- or even much of a breathe- the ‘15 Rocca Delle Macie, Chianti Classico Riserva floats right off the glass as if it knew it’d be opened soon. seriously - this is one of the more lush and powerfully expressive Chianti’s I’ve experienced. While blackberries and hints of cherry find their way to the nose- there’s something else there that, even after thirty minutes studying my little book of aromas- I cannot pinpoint! It’s an earthy-yet youthful, “sandstone-y” type of aroma. Which I’m sure doesn’t exist but, whatever- that’s what I got. And very, very much am digging. There is a notable roundness to this wine- both in the nose as well as on the palate. The finish is long and kind of “unwinding” other flavors I missed along the journey of the swig. For its price in particular, I would even invite staunch fans of Brunello Di Montalcino to have a go at this beautifully-expressive & precocious Chianti Classico Riserva from Rocca delle Macie. #PublicofRidgewood, #PublicofPrinceton, #chianti

Jun 8th, 2020
Sipping Fine Wine

A blend of 95% Sangiovese, 5% Cab Sauv & 5% Merlot, aged 2 years in French oak, deep Ruby with aromas of dark berry fruits with smoke, spice and floral notes. On the palate flavors of blackberry, spice and tobacco. Fine tannins, good balance, medium+ finish ending with oaky spice.

A blend of 95% Sangiovese, 5% Cab Sauv & 5% Merlot, aged 2 years in French oak, deep Ruby with aromas of dark berry fruits with smoke, spice and floral notes. On the palate flavors of blackberry, spice and tobacco. Fine tannins, good balance, medium+ finish ending with oaky spice.

May 7th, 2020
John Howard

Harvest production at Hirsch and Cobb Wineries

9.2

A good example of the finesse and power of well made, bigger styled Sangiovese.

A good example of the finesse and power of well made, bigger styled Sangiovese.

Jan 2nd, 2020
Joyce Lin

Red cherry, black cherry, violet, rose petal, dried herbs, juicy, med plus body, med plus tannin, licorice, candied cherry. Med to med plus finish Decent Chianti Classico Riserva.

Red cherry, black cherry, violet, rose petal, dried herbs, juicy, med plus body, med plus tannin, licorice, candied cherry. Med to med plus finish Decent Chianti Classico Riserva.

3 people found it helpfulFeb 9th, 2019
Conor Harrigan

Nice sangiovese. Aged 24 months in french oak. Just the right touch of brett on the nose to add character, without compromising the plate. Herbaceous, with a touch of fruit and almond on the nose, too. Flavors are balanced on the palate. Mouthfeel is a touch off, but it's very enjoyable. Will try to find more of this wine. Worth 28 bucks? Not so sure; won't be buying a case, just a couple.

Nice sangiovese. Aged 24 months in french oak. Just the right touch of brett on the nose to add character, without compromising the plate. Herbaceous, with a touch of fruit and almond on the nose, too. Flavors are balanced on the palate. Mouthfeel is a touch off, but it's very enjoyable. Will try to find more of this wine. Worth 28 bucks? Not so sure; won't be buying a case, just a couple.

1 person found it helpfulJul 27th, 2015
Julieluvswine

Best & last bottle out of the 6 I had. A surprising freshness veined through the classic chianti notes

Best & last bottle out of the 6 I had. A surprising freshness veined through the classic chianti notes

Jul 15th, 2015
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

8.8

Chianti Riserva fix. Very nice.

Chianti Riserva fix. Very nice.

Jun 20th, 2015
Bob Halifax

Sad day. This little gem (as I remember it from a past Vancouver Wine Festival) was corked. Luckily, I don't run across corked wines very often.

Sad day. This little gem (as I remember it from a past Vancouver Wine Festival) was corked. Luckily, I don't run across corked wines very often.

Jun 5th, 2015
Joe Cox

Production Assistant, Wine Writer

7.9

Not terrible for table wine at the OG

Not terrible for table wine at the OG

Mar 25th, 2015
Sean Romano

'87

Mar 21st, 2015