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2011 Rocca di Frassinello Maremma Toscana, Tuscany, Italy

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Wine Notes

Ownership: Castellare di Castellina.

Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $36   From: $20   To: $46

Search Rank 1964 What is this?
Over all vintages, this was the 1964th most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year.
Search rank last month: 3022nd

Score: 92  
The Wine-Searcher score of 92/100 is calculated from the following wine critic scores:
Critic Score
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91/100  
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Grape Variety

Cabernet – Merlot – Sangiovese is the composition of many of the so-called "Super Tuscan" wines of central Italy. The blend can be made to any number of variations, but the combination typically draws on the power and structure of Cabernet Sauvignon, the sweet, juicy fruit flavors of Merlot and the rustic, sour-cherry tang of Sangiovese. The wines may be produced in a style suited to early consumption, or built into robust cuvees that require many years of bottle maturation to reach their peak.

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Region
  • Maremma Toscana is an appellation title covering a wide array of wine styles from the Grosseto province of Tuscany. It was officially promoted to DOC status in September 2011, after 16 years as an IGT title.

    The name Maremma has traditionally referred to a large area of coastal Tuscany and Lazio, specifically the provinces of Livorno, Viterbo and Grosseto. In his famous Inferno, Dante Alighieri described it as stretching from Cecina all the way to Corneto (an ancient town in northern Lazio, now known as Tarquinia). This represents a distance of some 100 miles (155km). Today, Maremma refers to a smaller area, effectively analogous with the Grosseto province. This is reflected in the Maremma Toscana appellation laws, which limit the viticultural zone to ...more

  • Tuscany is the most enduringly famous of all Italian wine regions, thanks to the romantic glamor of its endless rolling hills, cypress-lined country roads and hilltop villages. But even without all of this, evaluated on the merits of its wines alone, Tuscany stands tall, its reputation founded on such iconic wines as Chianti, ...more

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