A historic wine produced at Castello Nipozzano, about 35km northeast of Florence, it is a symbol of Tuscany’s wine making traditions due to its complexity and strong ties to its terroir.
The 2016 season at Castello Nipozzano is a splendid vintage. Spring arrived slightly late and was cool, marked by abundant precipitation, especially during the flowering period. Conversely the summer was mild, with very little rainfall from the end of June until harvest. August enjoyed high temperatures and was sunny on the whole.
Estate and vineyard location
The Chianti Rùfina territory in which Castello di Nipozzano is situated
Nipozzano 2016 boasts the characteristics of this superb vintage with strength and finesse. Its intense ruby red colour gives it a bold and elegant character. Red berries and notes of ripe citrus fruit give way to a delicately fruity nose, followed by elegant notes of violet. This is all completed with a slight spiciness. The palate expresses itself with an intriguing, harmonious complexity. Nipozzano 2016 is dense and persistent.
Barbecued meat and beef stews, aged cheeses
2016: JS 92. 2015: JS 93, WA 92+, WE 91. 2014: WE 91, JS 90, WS 88