Rocca di Frassinello Poggio alla Guardia 2020
|Region||Italy, Tuscany, Maremma Toscana|
|Brand||Rocca di Frassinello|
Plums, chocolate, spices and herbs emerge spontaneously. Clean mineral notes outline the finish and confer an attractive element of freshness. It pairs well with roasted meats, stews and mature cheeses.
Rocca of Frassinello was born in the heart of the Tuscan Maremma, between Bolgheri to the north and Scansano (the Morellino area) to the south. A great international project conceived with the partnership of Les Domaines Baron de Rothschild-Lafite: 500 hectares, 80 already cultivated with vines, 50% Sangioveto and 50% Cabernet, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Shiraz, to produce three wines in what can be considered as a meeting of the best of Italy and France: the third label, the wine of entrance, without the name of the company, Poggio alla Guardia; the second label, with a part of the name of the company, Le Sughere di Frassinello; and the first label, Le Grand Vin, Rocca di Frassinello. The first year of marketing was the 2004 vintage, with the delivery of the third label on June 2006, the second on September-October, the first one within the end of 2006. Three wines that the wine maker of Castellare and manager of Rocca di Frassinello, Alexander Cellai, and Christian Le Sommer, renowned wine maker of the various companies of Domaine Baron de Rothschild in the world, have judged simply extraordinary, to the point of convincing the ownership to immediately sell Le Grand Vin as well, the first label Rocca of Frassinello.
A fruity red with pineapple, plum, blackcurrant and lemon aromas. Medium-bodied with sleek tannins. Rich, ripe and juicy, with distinct tropical-fruit character. Sangioveto, merlot and cabernet sauvignon. Drink now.
Same wine, different vintage. This is fruity, boasting ripe, succulent cherry, raspberry, graphite and cedar aromas and flavors. Offers fleshy texture backed by a light spine of tannins, with fine balance and length. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangioveto. Drink now. 10,000 cases made, 2,500 cases imported.