The fruit to produce Chianti Rúfina Riserva “Nipozzano” Frescobaldi was harvested at the beginning of September and the berries were carefully sorted. The Chianti Rúfina Riserva “Nipozzano” Frescobaldi grapes were destemmed and fermentation took place with natural yeasts in temperature controlled stainless steel vats. Post fermentation maceration lasted for 22 days at 26°C to extract aromas, colour and structure; followed by malolactic fermentation. At the end of the year, the wine was transferred into barriques of second and third passage, where it was aged for a further 24 months, followed by further bottle ageing.
The vineyards of Nipozzano are situated approximately 20 miles to the east of Florence. Located in the heart of the prestigious Chianti Rufina territory, the vines are grown on a hillside that overlooks the valley and the River Arno. The combination of altitude, soil type and a cool ventilated microclimate provides excellent conditions for perfect growth and produces wines of harmonious character and great longevity.
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.