Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Rocca di Montegrossi Ridolfotext

Rocca di Montegrossi Ridolfo 2017

Tuscany, ItalyMonti in Chianti is a respected wine-growing area in Chianti Classico and home to the organically certified Rocca di Montegrossi winery. From an area of about 100 hectares (20 are under vines) at 340 to 510 meters above sea level, Marco Ricasoli-Firidolfi is making quality wines. Sangiovese occupies almost 13 hectares along with autochthonous grapes like canaiolo, colorino, pugnitello, and malvasia bianca, while the rest of the vineyard is devoted to international stalwarts, merlot and cabernet sauvignon. Ridolfo is a never seen before blend of 50/50 cabernet sauvignon and pugnitello, the latter a small bunch local variety yielding low amounts of juice, but when mixed with cabernet sauvignon, its local rusticity takes on the linear cabernet structure, creating a delicious red. Tasted from magnum, this is a wine that is full of power, and Super Tuscan-like in structure and complexity. Dry, round, and full of subtle black cherry and dried plums, it has a persistent long finish spiked with pepper. This wine is at home with bistecca alla Fiorentina, or spaghetti and meatballs.Tasted: 29 October 2023Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$235.991500mlBCL Stores
Producer: Rocca di MontegrossiDistributors: Vinterra Wine Merchants
Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon - PugnitelloCSPC: 511793UPC: 803295663086