Frassinello Le Sughere

Castellare di Castellina

Pronunciation
Le soo gar eh
Year
2009
Type
Red
Winery
Castellare di Castellina
Region
Toscana
Oenologist
Castellare

Overview

Rocca di Frassinello is located near Grossetto in the North of the Maremma region of Toscana. The winery is beautiful with one of the largest cellars in the world designed by Renzo Piano. Rocca is actually a joint venture between two heavy-weights of the wine world, Chianti producer Castellare di Castellina and the legendary Lafite from France. The Rocca di Frassinello became a big project when happened the arrival of Domain Baron De Rothschild-Lafite, making the first join venture between an Italian and French producer. The second label of Rocca di Frassinello. A wine of great character in which Sangioveto, Cabernet and Merlot are blended together to realize an ideal Italian-French wine.

Wine Notes

Grape Variety
50% Sangioveto 25% Merlot 25% Cabernet Sauvignon
Vinification
In steel for 15 days at controlled temperature
Aging
12 months in barriques, 50% new
| Appearance
| Aroma
Floral notes at the nose
| Taste
Firm tannins very expressive from start to finish
| Serving Suggestions

Frassinello Le Sughere

Suggested Retail:
$49.90
CSPC#:
773411
Available Sizes:
750ml

Reviews

Robert Parker - Rating: 93

The 2009 Le Sughere di Frassinello is simply dazzling in this vintage. Expressive floral notes are woven throughout a fabric of vibrant dark fruit in this intense, supple red. Racy and expressive from start to finish, the wine impresses for its fabulous harmony and ripe, explosive finish. Le Sughere is best described as the estate’s second label. It is a 50% Sangioveto, 25% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, aged 12 months in French oak, 50% new. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2021.