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Rocca di Frassinello

Tuscany (Italy)


Wines Reviewed: 4
Average Score: ✧✧✧✧

Le Sughere di Frassinello 2010 Le Sughere di Frassinello 2010
Ornello 2009 Ornello 2009
Poggio alla Guardia Vigne Alte 2009 Poggio alla Guardia Vigne Alte 2009
Rocca di Frassinello 2008 Rocca di Frassinello 2008



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  Le Sughere di Frassinello 2010, Rocca di Frassinello (Italy)

Le Sughere di Frassinello 2010

Rocca di Frassinello (Italy)

(Tuscany)
Sangiovese (50%), Merlot (25%), Cabernet Sauvignon (25%)
Red Wine Red Wine Score: ✧✧✧✧

(Tuscany) Le Sughere di Frassinello shows an intense ruby red color and nuances of ruby red, little transparency. The nose denotes intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas which start with hints of black cherry, black currant and plum followed by aromas of violet, blueberry, chocolate, vanilla, tobacco, mace and eucalyptus. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, agreeable. The finish is persistent with flavors of black cherry, black currant and plum. Le Sughere di Frassinello ages in barrique for 12 months followed by 9 months of aging in bottle.

Alcohol: 13.5%

Roasted meat, Stewed and braised meat, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Bodied or Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Bodied or Mature Red Wines)

February 2014



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  Ornello 2009, Rocca di Frassinello (Italy)

Ornello 2009

Rocca di Frassinello (Italy)

(Tuscany)
Sangiovese (40%), Syrah (20%), Cabernet Sauvignon (20%), Merlot (20%)
Red Wine Red Wine Score: ✧✧✧✧

(Tuscany) Ornello shows an intense ruby red color and nuances of ruby red, little transparency. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas which start with hints of black cherry, black currant and plum followed by aromas of violet, blueberry, blackberry, tobacco, vanilla, chocolate and eucalyptus. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, pleasing roundness. The finish is persistent with flavors of black cherry, plum and black currant. Ornello ages for 10 months in barrique followed by 6 months of aging in bottle.

Alcohol: 13.5%

Roasted meat, Broiled meat and barbecue, Stewed meat with mushrooms, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Bodied or Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Bodied or Mature Red Wines)

February 2014



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  Poggio alla Guardia Vigne Alte 2009, Rocca di Frassinello (Italy)  

Poggio alla Guardia Vigne Alte 2009

Rocca di Frassinello (Italy)

(Tuscany)
Merlot (45%), Cabernet Sauvignon (40%), Sangiovese (15%)
Red Wine Red Wine Score: ✧✧✧

(Tuscany) Poggio alla Guardia Vigne Alte shows a brilliant ruby red color and nuances of garnet red, moderate transparency. The nose denotes intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas which start with hints of plum, black cherry and black currant followed by aromas of violet, blueberry, carob and menthol. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a properly tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, agreeable. The finish is persistent with flavors of plum, black cherry and black currant. Poggio alla Guardia Vigne Alte ages for 5 months in steel and cement tanks.

Alcohol: 14%

Broiled meat and barbecue, Stewed meat with mushrooms, Roasted meat

Suggested glass Bodied or Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Bodied or Mature Red Wines)

February 2014



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  Rocca di Frassinello 2008, Rocca di Frassinello (Italy)

Rocca di Frassinello 2008

Rocca di Frassinello (Italy)

(Tuscany)
Sangiovese (60%), Merlot (20%), Cabernet Sauvignon (20%)
Red Wine Red Wine Score: ✧✧✧✧

(Tuscany) Rocca di Frassinello shows an intense ruby red color and nuances of garnet red, little transparency. The nose denotes intense, clean, pleasing, refined and elegant aromas which start with hints of plum, black cherry and black currant followed by aromas of dried violet, blueberry, blackberry, vanilla, tobacco, cocoa, mace, leather and menthol. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, full body, intense flavors, pleasing roundness. The finish is persistent with flavors of plum, black cherry and black currant. Rocca di Frassinello ages for 14 months in barrique followed by 11 months of aging in bottle.

Alcohol: 13.5%

Game, Roasted meat, Stewed and braised meat, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines)

February 2014


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