Yum Yum Yum! I first encountered this wine in Florence when it was recommended by a waiter in a family run trattoria. And I haven’t looked back. It was my wine of choice for months in places like Enoteca i Terzi in Sienna where the choice is almost too great. Nippozano is a fruity and smooth but also full and powerful great with food or as a drinking wine. I love opening a bottle with friends as it is a real treat and leads to good stories of holidays in Italy. I always bring bottles home from Italy in my suitcase along with the Rignana Chianti Classico. In short thoroughly recommended and not too pricey (comes in around £10 per bottle).

“The Castle Nipozzano was constructed around the year 1000 as a defensive stronghold after reconstructing around the 1400’s the villas cellars became the center of local wine production. Today the Castle houses the central wine cellars, where the production take place. The property is found in the heart of the Chianti Rufina, stretching across of 550 hectares at an altitude of 300 to 450 meters. 160 hectares cultivate the vines of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Syrah. The land consists mainly of clay and limestone, with little organic substance, and the climate is dry and windy, ideal conditions to produce great harmonic wines, full-bodied, with a structure particularly adapted for long aging. The Chianti Rufina Riserva DOCG has a full aroma with hints of cherry, strawberry, plum and dried flowers. The palate is powerful with sweet, evolved tannins, harmonious and elegant.” (taken from Slurp.co.uk)

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