Rocca di Castagnoli

Poggio A’Frati

CHIANTI CLASSICO RISERVA DOCG

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Guide
Score
Edition
Wine Spectator
87
1992
88
1997
Wine Spectator
89
1993
87
1997
Wine Spectator
87
1997
Vinous
89
1999
Wine Spectator
86
1998
Wine Spectator
87
2001
Vinous
86
2000
Wine Spectator
87
2001
Wine Spectator
87
2001
89
2004
Wine Spectator
87
2003
89
2006
Veronelli
89
2005
Vinous
89
2007
Veronelli
91
2008
Gambero Rosso - Vini d'Italia
Tre Bicchieri
2008
Espresso - Vini d'Italia
17 / 20
2008
Vinous
89
2008
89
2008
Espresso - Vini d'Italia
16,5 / 20
2009
Gambero Rosso - Vini d'Italia
Due Bicchieri Rossi
2009
Veronelli
89
2009
91
2009
Vinous
91
2009
92
2010
Wine Spectator
90
2011
Vinous
92
2010
Gambero Rosso - Vini d'Italia
Tre Bicchieri
2010
Espresso - Vini d'Italia
16,5 / 20
2010
Veronelli
90
2010
Gambero Rosso - Vini d'Italia
Due Bicchieri Rossi
2011
Wine Spectator
90
2011
91
2011
Espresso - Vini d'Italia
16 / 20
2011
Vinous
91
2011
Veronelli
91
2011
Wine Spectator
90
2013
Slow Wine
Grande Vino
2012
Veronelli
90
2012
Vinous
93+
2012
93+
2012
Gambero Rosso - Vini d'Italia
Tre Bicchieri
2012
Vinous
92+
2012
Wine Spectator
89
2014
WineEnthusiast
90
2014
Vinibuoni d'Italia
Golden Star
2013
Vinous
93
2014
Jamessuckling.com
90
2015
Vinibuoni d'Italia
Corona
2015
WineEnthusiast
90
2016
91
2011
Vinous
91
2015
WineEnthusiast
91
2017
Vinous
92
2016
Slow Wine
Grande Vino
2016
Vinous
90
2017
Slow Wine
Grande Vino
2017
Decanter - Asia Wine Awards
95 - PLATINUM MEDAL
2017
WineEnthusiast
90
2018
Veronelli
Corona
2018
Decanter
88 - BRONZE MEDAL
2017
89
2017
90
2018
Jamessuckling.com
91
2017
Vinous
92+
2018
Vinibuoni d'Italia
Corona
2018
Decanter
88 - BRONZE MEDAL
2018
Slow Wine
Vino Slow
2019
Decanter
90 - SILVER MEDAL
2019
Jamessuckling.com
94
2018
Jamessuckling.com
94
2019

The grapes used to make this company Cru were produced in the area from which it derives its name, where 15 ha of vineyard has always been cultivated, surrounding a hill dominated by an old friary.

GRAPE VARIETY 95% Sangiovese, 5% Canaiolo

VINEYARD  Poggio a’ Frati

SOIL  Medium-textured, rich in rock fragments typical of the Alberese area and limestone.

VINEYARD SIZE  15 ha

VINEYARD AGE From 35 to 10 years old

EXPOSURE  East/west

AVERAGE ALTITUDE  500m a.s.l.

VINEYARD DENSITY 5000 vines/hectare

AVERAGE YIELD PER PLANT 1kg

CULTIVATION/PRUNING  Spur pruning and cane pruning

HARVEST  Second half of October

MACERATION At a temperature of about 28°C for 10/12 days

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION In steel

AGING At least 15 months in typical Chianti barrels and tonneaux, then at least 6 months in steel and 1 year in the bottle

ANNUAL PRODUCTION  About 20,000 bottles

SENSORY PROFILE Chianti Classico Riserva Poggio a’ Frati has outstanding complexity, structure and elegance. It has an intense, bright red color and a rich aroma of small red fruits and spices. It has enveloping, complex and lingering aromas that highlight the cherry and ripe Marasca cherry with a pleasant spicy and balsamic finish. Bottle aging gives it an exquisite elegance and mellow flavor.

PAIRING Important roasts, game, mature cheeses and vegetable soups.

SERVING TEMPERATURE 16°C.