Rocca delle Macìe was established in 1973, when Italo Zingarelli – producer of Ettore Scola’s “We All Loved Each Other So Much”, and also of the wildly popular series of films featuring comedy duo Bud Spencer and Terence Hill (including “They Call Me Trinity” and “Trinity Is Still My Name”) – decided to realize his lifelong dream by acquiring the “Le Macìe” estate – extending across 93 hectares (230 acres) in all, of which only two were under vine – in order to create a winery in the heart of the Chianti Classico zone.
ROCCA DELLE MACIE – CHIANTI CLASSICO GRAN SELEZIONE “SERGIO ZINGARELLI”
Grape varietals Sangiovese 90%, Colorino 10%.
From 2014 Harvest 100% Sangiovese. Sangiovese grapes that express the best of their potential and of the terroir where they come from.
Production Technique The grapes for this wine are selected by hand within the best vineyard of Le Macìe estate in Castellina in Chianti. After 10 days of alcoholic fermentation, the must goes through 15 days maceration, and then the wine is transferred into wooden barrels for the malolactic fermentation.
Aging: French barriques from Troncais region for about 18 months. The wine refines for another year in the bottle before being released. From 2014 vintage French barrels of medium size (25 hl).
Wine description Color: deep ruby red Bouquet: fruity, intense and with a long persistency and a touch of spices
Taste: warm and velvety with a very good balance Winemaker’s recommendations This wine is particularly suited for red meat dishes, game and hard cheeses but it can be enjoyed by itself to better appreciate its qualities.
ABV: 13,5% vol.