Rocca di Montegrossi ‘San Marcellino’ is Wine & Spirits’ Critic’s Pick

Apr 7, 2016

Stephanie Johnson of Wine & Spirits magazine chose the Rocca di Montegrossi Chianti Classico ‘San Marcellino’ 2010 as her Critic’s Pick for April 2016. Awarding this organically raised Chianti Classico 93 points, Stephanie said:

2010 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigneto San Marcellino
Marco Ricasoli-Firidolfi harvests fruit for this Gran Selezione from two parcels planted in the rocky soils of his Gaiole estate, one with 50-year-old vines and a younger parcel with 20-year-old vines. He blends in five percent pugnitello, a thick-skinned indigenous variety added to his estate in the late 1990s, creating a dark and firmly structured Chianti Classico with flavors of toasted pine nuts, black tea and rich spice accents from 28 months in French barriques and casks. Another two or three years in the cellar will bring all of the elements into harmony, but this is delicious now for pouring with cinghiali ragù. North Berkeley Imports, Berkeley, CA —Stephanie Johnson

rocca di montegrossi chianti classico san marcellino