The grapes to produce Chianti Rúfina Riserva DOCG “Nipozzano Vecchie Viti” Frescobaldi were harvested at the end of September and destemmed. Each grape variety of Chianti Rúfina Riserva DOCG “Nipozzano Vecchie Viti” Frescobaldi was vinified separately, with natural fermentation taking place with wild yeasts in cement vats at controlled temperatures, followed by maceration to extract flavour, colour and fine tannins. Malolactic fermentation occurred immediately afterwards. The wine was then transferred to 30 hectolitre oak casks where it was matured for a period of 24 months. Further bottle ageing took place allowing development of greater balance.
The grapes are sourced from the oldest and most deeply rooted vines at the Castello Nipozzano vineyard. The 40 year-old vines are planted to a medium to high density of between 2,000 to 6,000 vines per hectare. They are spur pruned and trained according to the Guyot method. The soil is dry and stony but well drained, with a high clay and limestone content. It is poor in organic matter, encouraging deep root systems and stressing the vine to concentrate the flavours in the berries.
Frescobaldi is s Florentine family with thirty generations dedicated to the production of great wines across six Tuscan estates. Their style brings together tradition and innovation. With the goal of being the most prestigious Tuscan wine producer, Frescobaldi firmly believes in respecting the local land while focusing on the highest quality grapes for its wines. They own over 1,000 hectares of vineyard, all located in excellent areas for the production of fine wines. Directly managed by its family members, the Frescobaldi name is deeply connected with the history of art, culture, trade, finance and wine in Italy. Gambero Rosso awarded them with the prestigious ‘Tre Bicchieri Winery of the Year Award 2020’, in recognition of its uncompromising commitment to quality and innovation.