Wine Casalferro Toscana IGT, 2007
Wine of deep ruby color black.
Taste wines with excellent density, notes of blackberry and plum, beautiful hints of iron, silicon and violet. The finish is smooth, seamless, clean and long, with persistent flavors of black currant.
The refined aroma of wine tones of fresh cassis, minerals, violets and coffee liqueur.
The wine goes well with hot meat dishes, meats, meat, grilled, pates, mature cheeses.
"Casalferro" - wine with a modern approach, confirming that Barone Ricasoli - a true innovator in viticulture and winemaking. In "Casalferro" he was able to demonstrate the perfect harmony of rich expression of terroir combined with the best varietal characteristics. Unlike the previous vintage, "Casalferro 2007" - monosortovoe wine made from Merlot only, without the addition of Sangiovese. Francesco Ricasoli said that the quality of Merlot from Gaiole in 2007 was such that he felt - this grade must be shown separately. Vineyard, which is grown Merlot, located in Gaiole (Chianti) at an altitude of 350 to 400 meters above sea level in the south-western exposure, soil - with a predominance of limestone and sandstone. Merlot from this area differs energetic, powerful, generous taste with mineral and spicy undertones.
Very warm winter 2007, the required amount of rainfall in the spring and a sharp rise in temperature in some areas stimulated early sprouting vines - the first week of April. The summer was warm, but with a rather cool nights. Well distributed rainfall allowed the grapes to ripen very evenly. "Casalferro" was aged 18 months in new barrels of French (90%) and American (10%) oak. Bottling wine held August 4-5, 2009. Despite the fact that this wine is at once distinguished by excellent character, over the years, it can get even greater development and maximum expression of taste.
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.