Rocca di Frassinello

“Rocca di Frassinello” Maremma Toscana DOC

“Rocca di Frassinello” Maremma Toscana DOC
Italy

Red Wine60% Sangiovese, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot
  • Tasting Notes
  • Pairs With
    Red Meat
    Sausages
    Cheese (hard)
  • ColorIntense ruby red color.
  • NoseSweet red berries, roses and licorice are among the aromas and flavors that emerge from this great red
    Black Cherryblack-cherry
    Blackberryblackberry
    Rosemaryrosemary
  • FlavorPolish and supremely elegant personality. Great structure with a pleasant long finish

Tuscany At a Glance

Region Name Tuscany

Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Super Tuscans from Bolgheri are some of the world’s most famous wines and are adored by collectors, and they all hail from the gorgeous region of Tuscany.

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Press

Vintage Publication Score Review Date POS Generator
2018 Vinous Media 94 Jan 2021 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2018 Wine Spectator 88 Nov 2020 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2017 James Suckling 92 Nov 2019 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2017 Wine Spectator 90 Oct 2019 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2017 Wine Enthusiast 89 May 2020 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2016 Vinous Media 94 Mar 2019 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2015 Wine Spectator 93 Jul 2017 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 94 Vintage 2018 Vinous Media The 2018 Rocca di Frassinello is a bold, exotic wine. Ripe red cherry, kirsch, cinnamon and rose petal are all kicked up in this flamboyant Maremma red. Plush fruit and silky tannins add to its considerable appeal. Hints of sweet pipe tobacco, cedar and mint appear over time, adding striking inner perfume and sweetness. The 2018 is a decidedly racy Rocca di Frassinello. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 88 Vintage 2018 Wine Spectator Plum and black cherry flavors are wrapped in an embrace of new oak notes here, lending vanilla and smoky, charry flavors to the fruit. Polished, with fine tannins on the spicy finish. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Drink now. 4,000 cases made, 1,000 cases imported. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 92 Vintage 2017 James Suckling A very bold and decadent expression of a Super Tuscan, this shows blackberry pastille, eucalyptus, vanilla and tar. Despite being dense, full-bodied and very chewy, it manages to hold together. Has an almost oil- or petrol-like texture. Drink from 2021. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 90 Vintage 2017 Wine Spectator Aromas and flavors of blackberry, black currant, earth and tar mark this dense, tannic red. Well-proportioned, with the sweet, ripe fruit returning in the end. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Drink now through 2024. 3,000 cases made. — BS Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 89 Vintage 2017 Wine Enthusiast Aromas of black-skinned berry, underbrush and espresso lead the nose on this blend of Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Mirroring the nose, the solid, concentrated palate offers ripe black plum, tobacco and roasted coffee bean alongside firm tannins. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 94 Vintage 2016 Vinous Media The 2016 Rocca di Frassinello is superb. In fact, the 2016 may be one of the very best vintages of this wine I have ever tasted. Fresh, nuanced and beautifully delineated, the 2016 is all class. Dark cherry, chocolate and spice are some of the many nuances that open up in the glass, but more than anything else, the 2016 is a wine of balance and total harmony, with all of its elements already in harmony. The blend is 60% Sangioveto, 20% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 93 Vintage 2015 Wine Spectator Aromas and flavors of mineral, black cherry, blackberry and tar highlight this rich, vibrant red. The tannins are well-integrated. Extends nicely on the finish. Sangioveto, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best from 2018 through 2025. 4,166 cases made. Shelf Talker Full Page Review