Barone Ricasoli Brolio Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2019

Type: Red
Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Grape Variety: 80% Sangiovese, 15% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol Percentage: 14%
Viticulture: Organic Farming | Vegan Friendly
Rating: 91+ Robert Parker Points, 93 James Suckling Points (2015)

Climate: Mediterranean climate, characterised by hot, dry summers, mild winters, little snow, and abundant sunshine
Terroir: This Riserva, produced from a selection of estate-grown grapes, reflects all the soil characteristics of Brolio. Sandstone, marl, marine deposits, and the calcarenites locally called “alberese”, all converge in the distinctive harmony of this magnificent wine. The vineyards, that show different exposures, are planted at 260 meters to 500 meters (853 to 1,640 feet) above sea level.
Ageing: Fermentation in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 24°C-27°C (75.2°-80.6°F) with 14-16 days of skin contact. The wine is aged for 18 months in tonneaus of first and second passage

Color: Ruby red color
Nose: On the nose, distinct aroma of wild red fruit and black cherry, with light spicy and balsamic notes
Palate: In the mouth, harmonious, with soft tannin and elegant acidity. Robust and pleasurable finish

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.