Rocca di Montegrossi just released this power house super Tuscan red and the press is already going crazy! This has always been a favorite for our California Cabernet drinkers, due to its early drinkability and its Merlot/Cabernet blend. Critic, Antonio Galloni, continues to share his love affair with Geremia; “Another compelling vintage – sage, menthol, licorice and dark red/purplish fruit. I very much like the energy and drive here.” Hand’s down, this is one of our best Tuscan reds for the money this year.
Marco Ricasoli-Firidolfi, descended from the first Prime Minister of Italy, owns and runs one of the finest estates in all of Tuscany: Rocca di Montegrossi, just south of Gaiole. With the help of renowned enologist Attilio Pagli, they shepherd the ancient San Marcellino vineyard toward greatness. One could make a very convincing case that this is one of the top five producers in all of Chianti Classico. The wines have purity, breed, and superb concentration.
An intense red, boasting an expressive range of kirsch, raspberry, floral, mineral and spice flavors, nicely offset by a vibrant structure. All the elements come together on the lingering aftertaste. Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best from 2020 through 2032. 1,000 cases made.
The 2014 Geremia, Rocca di Montegrossi's Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon blend, is another compelling wine in this range. Today, the Geremia is perhaps a bit austere, but at least some of that is attributable to the personality of the vintage. Time in the glass brings out an attractive range of sage, menthol, licorice and dark red/purplish fruit. I very much like the energy and drive here.