Barone Ricasoli Antico Feudo Della Trappola IGT 2020

Type: Red
Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Grape Variety: 60% Sangiovese, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot
Alcohol Percentage: 14.5%
Viticulture: Organic Farming | Vegan Friendly
Rating: 91 James Suckling | 95 Decanter Points (2019)

Climate: Mediterranean climate, characterised by hot, dry summers, mild winters, little snow, and abundant sunshine
Terroir: Ricasoli’s vineyards are all on hills, with altitudes ranging from 180 to 490 meters above sea level, mostly with a south/southwest exposure. The Trappola feudal hamlet – a defensive castle that belonged to the Ricasolis for many centuries, is today a wine that admirably expresses the Brolio character and territory.
Ageing: After racking, all three grapes are fermented in steel tanks for two weeks. Ageing takes place over 8-9 months in tonneaux of second and third passage

Color: Intense ruby red color
Nose: Ethereal with hints of ripe red fruit, spicy notes and tobacco
Palate: Fresh, velvety and well balanced. The finish is long and persistent

About the Winery:
Ricasoli is the most representative wine producer in the Chianti Classico area. With its gentle hills, velvety valleys and thick woodlands of oaks and chestnuts, the 1,200 hectares of property include almost 240 hectares of vineyards and 26 of olive groves.

Francesco Ricasoli, current owner and President of the company, has generated new ideas and concepts to render the vineyards sustainable. The ongoing study of soil types and the clonal selection of the Brolio Sangiovese are among his greatest passions, and he has totally renovated the vineyards and completely mapped them.

The new wines are therefore the expression of research carried out with the same scientific rigor of his illustrious ancestor but with a contemporary spirit, like a runner receiving the baton and carrying it forward with renewed energy.