Just over the Appenines from Chianti lies Rubicone, a region famed for its richly concentrated Sangiovese. Here you have an elegant, fresh, intensely fruity 2017 from a top estate that has won the ‘Tre Bicchieri’ – Italy’s highest wine honour.
"Very drinkable. Red fruit with hints of almond and aniseed, super smooth tasting"
Online Review For the 2016 vintage
For delicious, well priced reds made from the Chianti grape, Sangiovese, head for the hills of Romagna, and Rubicone in particular. There you’ll find fourth generation family estate Poderi dal Nespoli, which has recently seen huge investment in both vineyards and cellar. You won’t miss the winery – it’s a beautifully designed, eco friendly building come culture centre, complete with theatre. Here the family have really upped their game and we’ve been first in the queue to buy the rich reds and zippy whites. Celita Ravaioli is in charge at the cellar, with advice from the great Scipione Giuliani (winemaker behind our bestselling Il Papavero range). Full of cherry fruit with a classic Italian tang, Nespolino is heaven with rich pasta dishes.
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