Rocca Delle Macie

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 85 hectares in all, of which only two were under vine – in order to create a winery in the heart of the Chianti Classico zone.

Love and passion for the Tuscan land are handed on from Italo to his sons Sergio and Fabio and to his daughter Sandra. In 1985, Sergio, Italo's youngest son, became personally responsible for the worldwide distribution network and in 1989, with his wife Daniela at his side, was appointed Company President.

As part of Sergio's long term business strategy and of his determination to achieve quality, he consolidates and developes , together with the collaboration of his sister Sandra, the paternal company which becomes popular worldwide, gaining many prizes and recognitions for his wines. Sergio's elder brother Fabio, which in the meantime became architect, follows personally the restoration works of the Fizzano village and of the new wine cellar.
Today Sergio and Daniela are making use of their children's help: in fact Andrea, which is soon graduating from college, is collaborating with his father during his trips abroad, while Giulia is already active at her mather's side in taking care of the hospitality branch of the company business.

The company estate now extends to more than 600 hectares with, in total, more than 200 used as vineyards and 80 as olive groves, subdivided across the company's six estates: Le Macìe, Sant'Alfonso, Fizzano e le Tavolelle in the Chianti Classico zone, in addition to the recently purchased Campomaccione and Casamaria in the Morellino di Scansano zone.

The development of Rocca delle Macìe as a commercial venture has been characterized from the outset by, on the one hand, a relationship of reciprocal respect with the terroir, and, on the other, by a consistent commitment towards improving product quality through innovation in the cellars.
The successes that Rocca delle Macìe has achieved as a winery are based, first and foremost, on the painstaking approach we take in the vineyards. This quality-oriented approach dictates low yields per hectare, green harvest and leaf removal being performed during the summer months and a manual harvest directed by expert winegrowers. Our team of winemakers and cellar persons follow up the hard work done in the vineyards by adopting an equally meticulous attitude in the cellars, which have been expanded and modernized over the years and now feature state-of-the-art fermentation equipment to ensure precise control of the must, as well as modern maturation vessels to ensure optimum ageing.
Indeed, as part of the ongoing endeavor to manage production and interpret consumer requirements as effectively as possible, in 2002 Rocca delle Macìe commissioned the construction of a new cellar dedicated to the ageing of a special selection of red wines. The cutting-edge maturation area, located on the Le Tavolelle estate, has the capacity to house almost one thousand barriques.

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Rocca Delle Macie Chianti Classico 2016
“Ruby red tending towards garnet. Rich, intense and complex notes of cherry, plum and spice. Dry, soft, gently tannic with good structure. Pairs well with with red meat, roasts and game.” ~Winery Notes
Item Number: 30719
Bottle:$12.95
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Rocca delle Macie 'Sasyr' Sangiovese / Syrah 2014
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91  James Suckling 
James Suckling 91“A fresh and clean wine for the vintage with dark berry, orange peel and light walnut aromas and flavors. Medium body, fine tannins. Drink now.”
Item Number: 27223
Bottle:$11.95
Case: $143.40
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Rocca delle Macie 'Riserva' Chianti Classico 2013
91  James Suckling 
James Suckling 91"Aromas of dried berry, sage and dried flower follow through to a medium body, silky tannins and a fresh and clean finish. Tight and pretty. Drink or hold."
Item Number: 26634
Bottle:$19.95
Case: $239.40
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Rocca Delle Macie Chianti Classico 2014 5.0L
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91  James Suckling 
James Suckling 91 "Subtle spice and black cherry aromas and flavors with dark chocolate undertones. Medium to full body, chewy tannins and a bright finish. Linear brightness to this wine. Very well done for the vintage. Drink now."   The grapes for the Chianti Classico are selected and picked by
Item Number: 25162
Bottle:$78.95
Case: $78.95
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Rocca delle Macie Riserva di Fizzano 2012
93  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 93 "A Broad, Meaty red, this offers black cherry, plum, leathers and spice flavors. Balanced, this has a power that should be matched to grilled meat" ~Wine Spectator  Wine Enthusiast 91 "aromas of woodland berry, forest floor, spice and a toasted note that lead the nose of this
Item Number: 22052
Bottle:$25.95
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Rocca Delle Macie Tenuta Sant'Alfonso 2015
92  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 92“This red evokes smoke and tar flavors, along with blackberry, plum and iron notes. Bright, dense and persistent on the lengthy finish. Gains fruit and purity with air, so decant now or wait a few years. Best from 2019 through 2029.”

Rocca Delle Macie Chianti Classico 2015
93  James Suckling 
James Suckling 93“Aromas and flavors of blackberries and blueberries with hints of Chinese tea and bark. Full body, extremely flavorful and intense. Drink now or hold.”"Bright ruby red Intense, mature fruit aromasRich, well structured, berry fruit flavors."~winery notes

Rocca delle Macie 'Sasyr' Sangiovese / Syrah 2013
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89  James Suckling 
James Suckling 89"A fresh and clean wine with sliced lemons, not to mention cherry aromas and flavors. Medium body, focused acidity and a long finish. Sangivoese and syrah. Drink now."

Rocca Delle Macie Chianti Classico 2014
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91  James Suckling 
James Suckling 91 "Subtle spice and black cherry aromas and flavors with dark chocolate undertones. Medium to full body, chewy tannins and a bright finish. Linear brightness to this wine. Very well done for the vintage. Drink now."   The grapes for the Chianti Classico are selected and picked by

Rocca delle Macie 'Riserva' Chianti Classico 2012
91  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 91 "A blend of Sangiovese, with 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, this offers aromas of ripe blackberry, baking spice, toasted oak and a balsamic note. The round, savory palate offers black cherry, ground pepper, anise, espresso and tobacco alongside polished tannins."  Wine

Rocca delle Macie 'Riserva' Chianti Classico 2009
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90  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 90 "The flagship wine of the zone from which it comes, and the maximum expression of that zone's particular features, the label proudly bears the Zingarelli name in order to highlight the strong link that the family has with the Chianti Classico area. 90% Sangiovese and 10% Cabernet

Rocca delle Macie Riserva di Fizzano 2009
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91  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 91 "Made in a very respectable Chianti Classico style, the wine delivers freshness, with tart berry notes and a bright, streamlined feel. Medallions of veal, grilled sausage or roast chicken would all pair nicely with this Sangiovese-based wine" ~Monica Larner  Wine Spectator 90

Rocca Delle Macie Chianti Classico 2013 5.0L
90  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 90 "Tilled soil, ripe plum, blue iris and a whiff of spice come together on the nose. The vibrant, juicy palate offers ripe wild cherry, crushed raspberry, mocha and clove alongside fine-grained tannins. Drink through 2018."  Wine Spectator 88 "Feels rich, yet the vibrant acidity

Rocca Delle Macie Chianti Classico 2013
90  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 90 "Tilled soil, ripe plum, blue iris and a whiff of spice come together on the nose. The vibrant, juicy palate offers ripe wild cherry, crushed raspberry, mocha and clove alongside fine-grained tannins. Drink through 2018."  Wine Spectator 88 "Feels rich, yet the vibrant acidity

Rocca delle Macie 'Sasyr' Sangiovese / Syrah 2012
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89  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 89"Candied cherry, boysenberry and violet flavors vie for attention, offset by stiff tannins. Comes together with some air, but needs time. 33,300 cases made."

Rocca Delle Macie 'Moonlite' White Blend 2013
"Yellow color with pale green reflections. Intense aromas of white flowers with hints of flint. Fresh minerality balanced by toast and citrus notes." ~Winery Notes

Rocca Delle Macie Tenuta Sant'Alfonso 2012
"Intense ruby red with garnet reflections. Persistent aromas of ripe, red berries and plums. Well-balanced, with forward fruit, smooth tannins and a lengthy finish." ~Winery Notes

Rocca Delle Macie 'Moonlite' White Blend 2012
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"Straw-yellow color with pale green reflections. Intense aromas of white flowers with hints of flint with a Fresh minerality balanced by toast and citrus notes" ~Winery NotesBlend - 35% Chardonnay, 30% Vermentino, 20% Pinot Grigio, 15% Trebbiano

Rocca Delle Macie Chianti Classico 2012
"Bright ruby red color with intense, mature fruit aromas, Rich, well structured, berry fruit flavors." ~Winery Notes

Rocca Delle Macie Tenuta Sant'Alfonso 2009
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90 "This limited production wine is sourced from Rocca delle Macie’s single Tenuta Sant’Alfonso vineyard, situated in an area that comprises portions of two bordering communes: Castellina (Chianti Classico) and Poggibonsi (Chianti). Black currant, violet, black cherry and licorice

Rocca di Frassinello Rocca di Frassinello 2009
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93 " The 2009 Rocca di Frassinello impresses for its polish and supremely elegant personality. Sweet red berries, roses and licorice are among the aromas and fl avors that emerge from this pliant, polished red. This is a more feminine style than the 2008 and ultimately a touch more

Rocca di Frassinello Rocco di Frassinello 2008
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 "The 2008 Rocca di Frassinello is especially inward and brooding. Dark cherries, tar, smoke and licorice flesh out nicely with time in the glass. The 2008 remains quite reticent and inexpressive despite the wines considerable juiciness. Ideally, the wine is best left alone for

Rocca delle Macie Chianti Classico 1.5L
"The grapes for the Chianti Classico are selected and picked by hand. The must undergoes maceration over the grape skins for 12-14 days. Following the alcoholic and malolactic fermentation, the wine is then aged in Slavonian or French oak barrels for a period of 6 to 10 months and refined further in

Rocca delle Macie 'Riserva' Chianti Classico 2007
Wine Spectatopr 87"Slightly stewed character on the nose and palate leads to a medium body, with round tannins and a medium, fruity finish. Slightly rustic, but juicy. Drink now."