Wine Castello di Brolio Chianti Classico DOCG, 2006, wooden box, 1.5 L
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Wine of intense ruby color with garnet reflections.
Elegant taste of wine is marked notes of chocolate, coffee and spices, round tannins and a lingering finish.
Fragrant bouquet of wine is very complex, with notes of ripe red fruit, toast, spice and minerals.
The wine goes well with hot meat dishes, meats, meat, grilled, pies, pasta, risotto and cheese.
Weather in 2006 was marked by very hard winter days with temperatures up to -11 ° C, which is not typical for the region, which lasted until March. April and May were quite rainy with average temperatures of 11-12 ° C. Growing grapes phase with the opening of the kidney occurred in late April, flowering took place in the month of May. The summer months were mild, with a temperature of 20-24 ° C and occasional rain. Around August 20 there was a twist: the warm, sunny days marked the last decade of the month, as well as the whole of September and the first two weeks in October. These factors have enabled the grapes to reach perfect maturity. The harvest began in early September with Merlot, 20 September collected Sangiovese. Maceration lasted 19 days at a temperature of 28-31 ° C. Excerpt wine was carried out 18 months in oak barriques, of which two thirds were new.
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.