The Rocca di Frassinello estate is the fruit of the partnership between the highly reputed Chianti Classico estate, Castellare di Castellina, and Domaines Barons de Rothschild's Château Lafite. Established in 2007 and designed by the famous Italian architect Renzo Piano, Rocca di Frassinello produces fine Maremma Toscana wines.
Following the traditional Bordeaux-style regarding the production of the estate's "Grand Vin", this Rocca di Frassinello wine has been an illustrious reference among the finest Maremma Toscana wines since its creation in 2004. The emblematic wine of the Franco-Italian joint-venture was created by Alessandro Cellai and Christian Le Sommer, the oenologists of Domaines Barons de Rothschild-Lafite. Praised by critics from its first vintage, this wine is renowned for its subtle alliance between power, suppleness and elegance.
A rainy winter preceded a cool spring that delayed budburst. The mild conditions during summer helped to make up for the delay and enabled the grapes to ripen beautifully. The temperature variations between day and night favoured an optimal concentration of the grapes while preserving a pleasant acidity. Harvesting was carried out in the first half of September, giving rise to a structured and particularly fresh vintage.
Vinification and ageing
Vinification in concrete vats. Malolactic fermentation. Aged for 14 months in new oak barrels (80%) followed by 11 months in bottles.
The colour is a beautiful ruby red with subtle garnet highlights.
The nose reveals fruity and spicy fragrances.
The well-balanced palate offers an alluring elegance, fine tannins and smoothness.