2011 Rocca di Montegrossi Chianti Classico (375ml)
The 2011 Chianti Classico is easily one of the wines of the vintage. A dark, juicy Chianti, the 2011 explodes in all directions with generous, totally inviting fruit. The style is big, rich and voluptuous, but all the elements are in the right place. Readers who find the style of the vintage too exuberant will want to cellar the 2011 for a few years, or, even better, head straight for the 2010.
A broad, ripe version, offering cherry, plum, violet and tobacco notes. Pure and vivid, with bright fruit and a lingering, peppery finish. Good length. Best from 2015 through 2024.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The youthful 2011 Chianti Classico is Sangiovese with small parts Canaiolo and Colorino. It opens with a pretty dark color and unique aromas of wet terracotta, fruit preserves, grilled herbs and black cherry. The wine offers no lofty promises but delivers a solid, no-fuss drinking experience. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2015. Rocca di Montegrossi is a beautiful 100-hectare estate near Gaiole in Chianti with 20 hectares of vine and 20 hectares of olive grove. Owner Marco Ricasoli-Firidolfi farms organically and uses biofuel to power his tractors.