Barone Ricasoli Casalferro Merlot Rosso Toscano IGT 2018

Type: Red
Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Grape Variety: 100% Merlot
Alcohol Percentage: 14.5%
Viticulture: Organic Farming | Vegan Friendly
Rating: 91 – 93 Robert Parker Points, 92 James Suckling Points (2017)

Climate: Mediterranean climate, characterised by hot, dry summers, mild winters, little snow, and abundant sunshine
Terroir: A pure Merlot produced only during the best years, Casalferro is obtained from the vineyard of the same name located at 400 meters above sea level and facing south. The brown clay loam soil with little organic content contributes to the exclusive personality of this great Chianti Merlot
Ageing: The thermo-regulated fermentation occurs between 24°C and 27°C takes 14-16 days. 18 months into tonneaux, 30% new oak

Color: Intense ruby red color
Nose: Rich and powerful nose, with hints of dark fruits: blackberry, cranberry, plum, and spices
Palate: Voluminous and warm, with delicate and enveloping tannins. The nose returns in the finish. The typical expression of the merlot from Brolio

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.