Wine "Rocca Guicciarda", Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG, 2008
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Wine of intense ruby red color.
Taste wine dense, flexible, sweet, with excellent soft texture, velvety tannins and an elegant finish.
The aroma of wine is filled with notes of black cherry and toast, menthol nuances, resins and minerals.
Wine perfectly blends with different meat dishes - braised beef, pork chops, lamb chops, meats, sausages, pates and cheeses.
After a mild winter, spring 2008, especially in the first part, describing the lack of rain. June, on the contrary, showed an unusual amount of rainfall, the level of which in the first half of the month reached 80 mm. In the middle of the month the rains ceased, the temperature increased significantly, but did not exceed the average seasonal. Rains repeated only in mid-August, and then - in mid-September. Due to fluctuations in temperature between day and night in September Sangiovese grapes had the opportunity to develop a wonderful aroma and deep color. As a result, the harvest of 2008 showed excellent results. Enrolling at the winery, berries underwent maceration for 16 days at a temperature of 28-31 ° C, after which the wine is matured for 16 months in oak barriques and large casks (ton) and was bottled October 6, 2010. At the peak of ripeness wine will be between 2012-2020 years.
Ricasoli family has ancient roots and is the fourth oldest in the world of family businesses. It is also the oldest company in Italy - Ricasoli family owns the castle 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 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 of Bettino Ricasoli - Francesco, managing the company since 1993 , 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.