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Wine "Brolio", Chianti Classico DOCG, 2008

SKU:w8101
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$ 11
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Ratings and Awards
WS 92
RP 88
ST 90
JR 16.5
DEC-5 3
JS 90
47 ratings for other vintages
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Tasting Notes

Color

Wine of intense ruby ​​red color.

Taste

Taste wine hot and very rich, with a balsamic nuances and hints of toast and sweet tannins. The finish is very persistent with hints of vanilla.

Aroma

In the intense and persistent bouquet of wine aromas of ripe red fruit, toffee shades, licorice, balsamic tones and notes of anise.

Gastronomy

The wine goes well with a variety of meats, cold cuts, sausages and cheeses average maturity.

Interesting Facts

"Brolio" Chianti Classico - a wine that is drunk easily, which is typical of the Chianti Classico region, and also has a full and complex structure, which makes it great in its category. "Broglio" Chianti Classico is made from Sangiovese, which sometimes, depending on the vintage, add a small amount of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Grapes are grown in the production area of ​​Gaiole in Chianti. The vineyards are located on the slopes of the hills, at an altitude of 280 to 480 meters above sea level. This land of diversity and richness of the soil.

After a mild winter 2008, spring precipitation deficit was recorded. In June, in contrast, reported the presence of unusual precipitation, the amount of which in the first half of the month reached 80 mm. By the end of the month the rains ceased, and summer was generally warm, with little bursts of temperatures. The rains began again only in mid-August, and then in mid-September. Sangiovese was going to last and, due to sudden changes in temperature between day and night in the month of September, managed to develop a great aroma and color saturation. The results of the harvest of Sangiovese 2008 were evaluated excellent. Throughout the harvest was great weather, so the grapes arrived in the cellars perfectly healthy and mature. Maceration lasted 16 days at a controlled temperature of 32 ° C. The wine was carried out in large oak casks and barriques for 9 months. Bottling took place in April 2010.

 

Ricasoli family has ancient roots and is the fourth oldest in the world of family businesses. It is also the oldest company in Italy, the family owns the castle Ricasoli Castello di Brolio with 1141. Ricasoli were among the first who devoted himself to the development of agriculture and viticulture. It is known that since the late 1600's, the family made the first export in Amsterdam and England. And since the beginning of 1900 wine Broglio known and exported all over the world: from China to Saudi Arabia, South Africa and Costa Rica. One of his ancestors, Baron Bettino Ricasoli (1809-1880), nicknamed the "Iron Baron", more than 30 years conducted research and experiments with the aim of producing high quality wines of Chianti, able to compete on an international level with the great French wines. Baron has fulfilled this mission to unlock the potential of the terroir Broglio, combining processes, applied science with the principles of winemaking. In 1867, wine Ricasoli won the first gold medal at the International Exhibition in Paris. Activities Baron gave not just a boost to the development of winemaking in Chianti. In accordance with the modern principles of the organization of economic and agriculture, Bettino Ricasoli contributed to the development of roads and railways in the region and many other progressive movements. "Currently, our research nearly a thousand years," - says the great-grandson Bettino Ricasoli - Francesco, managing since 1993 the company, which owns 240 hectares of vineyards and 26 hectares of olive groves in the beautiful and rich diversity of soils and climate of the Chianti region. He continues the noble cause of ancestors, maintaining the quality and character of the great wines of Broglio, conducting tests, assessing the unique features of the area and its history, winning the highest awards world-class and giving new value culture and art of wine drinking.

Features

  • Color depth: saturated
  • Body/Saturation: full-bodied
  • Serving temperature: 16–18 °С
  • Website: http://www.ricasoli.it/

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