Wine Barone Ricasoli, Brolio, Chianti Classico DOCG, 2011, 375 ml
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Wine of intense ruby color.
The wine has a velvety, enveloping, well-balanced taste with notes of ripe red fruits and spices, silky tannins.
Fresh aroma of the wine is filled with floral hints of quinine, violets and mimosa, followed by lush fruit nuances of blackberry and passion fruit, hints of cola and sweet mint.
The wine goes well with a variety of meats, cold cuts, sausages and cheeses average maturity.
Brolio, Chianti Classico, 2012 - tempting beverage wine with a complex structure that defines this wine in the category of the best in its category. Vineyards, where grapes are grown for the production of this wine, is located in Gaiole in Chianti at an altitude of 280 to 480 meters above sea level. Soil areas are very different in composition, but the same in the presence of gravel, which provides good natural drainage.
Features of the 2012 season. Autumn was mild and moderate, with occasional rain. Heavy snowfall in February, accompanied by a noticeable decrease in temperature, lasted for several days. Spring was warm, with average daily temperatures ranging from 15 to 18 ° C. Light rain in April gave enough moisture for the early formation of buds and flowering. Previously mentioned summer high temperatures and total absence of rainfall from mid-June to the end of August. In early September, heavy rain refreshed the earth and air, and let the fruit ripening process to resume and complete it in the shortest possible duration. Vintage 2012 turned out to be decent quality. The most successful turned Sangiovese and Merlot, which indicates exclusively adapted for quality viticulture terroirs, with which, even in a difficult season, you can get a crop for good wine.
Fermentation of the harvest took place in stainless steel tankers at a controlled temperature of 24 ° C-27 ° C. Within 12-16 days of the must in contact with the skin, and then the wort is filtered. Withstands wine in large and medium-sized oak barrels for 9 months.
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 and 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 modern principles of economy 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.