Wine Rocca Guicciarda Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG, 2007
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Wine rich ruby-red color.
The taste of wine is full bodied, balanced, with a smooth texture, hints of toast and pleasant tannins, which combine well with tones of red berries.
Wine with intense balsamic notes, notes of black pepper, roasted coffee, chocolate and fruit, mostly black cherry.
Wine perfectly blends with different meat dishes - braised beef, pork chops, lamb chops, meats, sausages, pates and cheeses.
Rocca Guicciarda Chianti Classico - representative reserve wines of Chianti Classico, featuring rich flavor, intoxicating aromas and a smooth texture. Sangiovese for "Rocca Guicciarda" grown in the Chianti Classico. The complete absence of frost in winter 2007, the ideal amount of rain during the spring and a sudden rise in temperature stimulated the growth of the vines start in the first week of April. Hot summer with daytime temperatures ranging from 35 ° C and quite fresh at night - up to 18-20 ° C, as well as a small but evenly distributed rains led to markedly homogeneous and early ripening. Vintage 2007 can be called one of the best in recent years. Maceration lasted 16 days at a temperature of 28-31 ° C, after which the wine is matured for 16 months in large French oak barrels and then another 3 months - in bottles.
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.