Wine "Rocca Guicciarda", Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG, 2013, 375 ml
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Wine, ruby-red color.
Taste wine complex, harmonious, well-structured, with notes of red fruits, berries and jam, cinnamon nuances, pleasant acidity and bright, long-lasting aftertaste.
The wine has an attractive Mediterranean aroma with fruity and spicy undertones.
Wine perfectly blends with different meat dishes - braised beef, pork chops, lamb chops, meats, sausages, pates and cheeses.
"Rocca Guicciarda" - representative of reserve wines of Chianti Classico, features simple character, a rich elegant taste, intoxicating aroma and smooth texture.
Winter in 2011 was mild, with moderate temperatures. Replace it came early, rainy spring, which was replaced by dry, sunny weather in late April and May. Rains between June and July gave the soil a good supply of water, which provided excellent development of vines. Hot, dry August and September brought warm to the optimal maturation of the grapes. After harvesting the berries have undergone fermentation at 24-27 ° C and maceration for 12-16 days, after which the wine is matured for 15 months in oak barriques and large casks (ton). At the peak of ripeness vintage 2011 will be between 2014-2024 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.