Comprising Sangiovese 90%, Merlot 5% and Canaiolo 5% Rocca Guiccardia Chianti Classico Riserve is intense ruby red in colour with intense notes of red fruits and floral hints of ‘mammola’ violets. On the palate, the wine is slightly soft with well-balanced acidity and tannins components. Persistent, harmonious and elegant touch.
The 2012 Chianti Classico Riserva Rocca Guicciarda is the most open of these 2012s from Brolio. Crushed flowers, sweet red berries and licorice flesh out in the glass. Like so many 2012s, the Rocca Guicciarda is a touch fleeting and slender, so it is probably best enjoyed sooner rather than later. Drink 2015-2018.