Rocca di Montegrossi

Chianti Classico Gran Selezione San Marcellino

2017
Chianti Classico
Tuscany
Italy
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Varietal
Sangiovese
$63
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GRAPE(S)
Sangiovese
Chianti Classico, Tuscany
GRAPE VARIETAL(S)
Sangiovese
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Sangiovese is grown throughout Central Italy, but is most famous for Brunello Di Montalcino and Chianti Classico in Tuscany. While historically the quality of Sangiovese wines was variable, the best wines are influenced by terroir and low yields. At its best, it makes some of some of Italy’s best wines. It performs particularly well on limestone soils at higher altitudes yielding elegant age-worthy Tone & Backbone wines with a complex combination of red fruit, earth, and minerals.
Country / State
Italy
Region
Tuscany
Sub Region
Chianti Classico
Producer
Rocca di Montegrossi
Vintage
2017
Rocca di Montegrossi's VineyardsRocca di Montegrossi's Vineyards

Rocca di Montegrossi

Chianti Classico, Tuscany

Rocca di Montegrossi has a storied history in Chianti. Geremia, the founder of the Ricasoli-Firidolfi family, established a castle (or “rocca”) in the seventh century. The family later entered the wine business with Castello Di Brolio in 1141, writing the original “recipe” for Chianti in 1872.

Rocca di Montegrossi's barrel roomRocca di Montegrossi's barrel room
Rocca di Montegrossi's Tuscan LandscapeRocca di Montegrossi's Tuscan Landscape

Marco Ricasoli’s father planted San Marcellino in 1966. After his untimely passing in 1972, Marco’s mother managed the estate until Marco took over in 2004. His mission then and now is to create world-class organic Chianti and to respect Mother Nature, even ensuring that energy used at the winery comes from renewable resources. 

The wines of Montegrossi come from high-altitude vineyards, yielding Chiantis that are elegant, structured, and precise with a distinct minerality. Additionally, they make one of the best Vin Santos in Tuscany using their traditional family recipe.