Rocca delle Macìe is an estate winery in the commune of Castellina-in-Chianti in the Chianti Classico DOCG region of Tuscany. In 1973 Italo Zingarelli realized his life-long dream of purchasing the ‘Macìe’ estate and transforming it into a winery . Italo’s children are Sandra, Fabio and Sergio. In 1985 Sergio became personally responsible for the worldwide distribution of the wines. In 1989, he was appointed Company President, and, with his wife Daniela at his side, has worked to perpetuate the dream shared with his father, the founder.

Vineyards: 2017 190 hectares.

Polyculture: 2017 Herd of cattle.

Red wines

Chianti Classico DOCG, Rocca della Macìe: 2002 A bit weedy when tasted in Siena with Marcel and Ingrid in a pizzeria in Siena (1st Dec 2004).

Chianti Classico DOCG, Tenuta Sant’Alfonso2011 100% Sangiovese. | 2016 100% Sangiovese. | 2017 100% Sangiovese.

Chianti Classico DOCG, Famiglia Zingarelli2016 100% Sangiovese. | 2016 95% Sangiovese, 5% Merlot. | 2018 195% Sangiovese, 5% Merlot. | 2019 195% Sangiovese, 5% Merlot. 

Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva, Famiglia Zingarelli: 2009 90% Sangiovese, 5% each Merlot & Cabernet Sauvignon. Firm, plenty of ripeness and flesh, elegant style in a minor key, but lacks a bit of depth and power for a really top score (Bronze, DWWA 2013). | 2016 Bottled. | 2017 90% Sangiovese, 5% Cabernet, 5% Colorino. 

Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva, Rocca della Mac: 2016 90% Sangiovese, 10% Colorino and Cabernet Sauvignon. Slightly over-ripe, dark fruit overlaid by oak (Anteprima 2018).

Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva, Sergioveto: 2016 100% Sangiovese,

Chianti Classico DOCG, Gran Selezione Riserva di Fission: 2009 85% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot. £15-29.99. Perfumed blackcurrants, smoky black fruit, ripe and well expressed, integrated oak on palate, becoming a bit drier at the back as Cabernet tannins emerge (Bronze, DWWA 2013). | 2016 14.5% alc. 1,4g/l residual sugar. 90% Sangiovese, 10%, Colorino. From Tenuta di Fizzano. Aged for around 2 years, mainly in 3,500-litre French oak tanks and partly in 225-litre barrels.

Chianti Classico DOCG, Gran Selezione Sergio Zingarelle: 2015 100% Sangiovese.

Roccato, Toscana Rosso IGT: 2016 100% Cab Sauvignon.

Bibliography

Bill Nesto MW & Frances Di Savino, Chianti Classico, the Search for Tuscany’s Noblest Wine, (University of California Press, 2016).

Contact

Rocca delle Macìe

Loc. Macìe, I-53011 Castellina in Chianti (SI = Siena)

Tel+39 0577.7321 | www.roccadellemacie.com