Sergio Zingarelli Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2013
95 Points Decanter
The highest expression of Rocca delle Macìe winemaking, the Gran Selezione Sergio Zingarelli has a history that stretches way back, since it is the fruit of many years’ work in the vineyards on the Le Macìe estate at Castellina in Chianti, where the Sangiovese grape comes into its own like nowhere else. This wine encapsulates the very best of the Chianti Classico production zone and its vineyards, as well as the painstaking efforts of everyone involved.
Rocca delle Macìe’s Gran Selezione is part of a wider winemaking project that began in the 2000 with the replanting of almost all of the Sangiovese vineyards on the company’s Le Macìe estate in Castellina in Chianti, with the long-term objective of producing a wine that could fully encapsulate the terroir and could take its place at the very top of the company’s quality pyramid. With the introduction of the Gran Selezione, promoted by the Consortium, the fruit of this commitment has found its natural positioning within the new category.
To produce the Gran Selezione we chose the most typical indigenous varieties of the Chianti Classico zone (90% Sangiovese, 10% Colorino) which in this wine express the best of their potential and of the terroir where they come from.