ROCCA DI FRASSINELLO 2013 AWARDED 95 POINTS BY ROBERT PARKERRocca di Frassinello is the company’s first label – or “le grand vin” in the Bordeaux classification. A blend of Sangioveto (60%), Cabernet Sauvignon (20%) and Merlot (20%), Rocca di Frassinello 2013 was given an outstanding score of 95 by Monica Larner, head of tasting for Italian wines at Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate.
A great mark of recognition for this wine, which manages to balance the texture and tannins of two great French vines with the freshness of the principal vine of Tuscany, the Sangioveto that Castellare di Castellina has always grown in its Chianti vineyards and then successfully exported to Rocca di Frassinello in the Maremma.
“The 2013 Rocca di Frassinello is a blend of 60% Sangioveto, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot (for the most part aged in new oak for a period of about two years). It’s a surprising wine and is, without doubt, one of the two best Rocca di Frassinello vintages I’ve ever tasted. The other one is the 100% Merlot, Baffonero. What sets this wine apart is the seamless nature of its intensity and its integration. There are absolutely no rough passages here and the wine uniformly envelops the palate with steady determination. The dry extract is high (38 grams per litre) and all of this density leaves a positive and lasting impression”.
Monica Larner for Robert Parker