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WTN: Castello di Nipozzano Riserva, Chianti Rufina, 1999

by fjlosada » Sat Apr 15, 2006 10:32 pm

This is a product of the Frescobaldi wine empire. Mostly sangiovese, with some colorino, malvasia nera, cabernet sauvignon and merlot. Nose of black cherries, decayed flowers, balsamic and earth. Medium body, 13% abv. Intense flavors of cherries, tobacco, bitter orange, leather and earth. High pitch acidity. Oak treatment is very subdued, the wine is aged in second and third use barrels. A touch tannic. Much better than the last bottle I had about a year ago, unfortunately this was my last one. Medium finish. Excellent match for manicotti filled with ricotta, swiss chard and caramelized onions, topped with tomato sauce.
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Re: WTN: Castello di Nipozzano Riserva, Chianti Rufina, 1999

by Bob Ross » Sun Apr 30, 2006 5:22 pm

Thanks for the note. Janet and I had this wine at dinner in our local Italian restaurant last week. The food was much worse than I can make at home -- the wine was delicious -- just as you described. The high pitch acidity couldn't save the food, though.

Regards, Bob

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