Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
Alcohol Percentage: 14%
Viticulture: Organic Farming | Vegan Friendly
Rating: 93+ Robert Parker Points, 92 James Suckling Points (2017)
Climate: Mediterranean climate, characterised by hot, dry summers, mild winters, little snow, and abundant sunshine
Terroir: Castello di Brolio is created from a meticulous selection of the best Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from the estate’s vineyards, spread over 230 hectares of land. The production of each vintage may thus vary in quantity, but quality is always outstanding. The vineyards are at 400 to 500 meters above sea level, facing south/south-west. The perfect exposure and excellent elevation of the land as well as the very stony soil are responsible for the typicality of this wine.
Ageing: Fermentation and maceration in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 24°-27°C (75.2°-80.6°F) with 14-16 days of skin contact. 18 months in tonneaus (30% new)
Color: Ruby red color with slight garnet hues
Nose: Red fruits on the nose, violet floral hints and light toasted scents. Soft at first taste, then large and voluminous
Palate: The balanced acidity and tannin give this grand vin a considerably persistent and harmonious finish
About the Winery:
Ricasoli is the most representative wine producer in the Chianti Classico area. With its gentle hills, velvety valleys and thick woodlands of oaks and chestnuts, the 1,200 hectares of property include almost 240 hectares of vineyards and 26 of olive groves.
Francesco Ricasoli, current owner and President of the company, has generated new ideas and concepts to render the vineyards sustainable. The ongoing study of soil types and the clonal selection of the Brolio Sangiovese are among his greatest passions, and he has totally renovated the vineyards and completely mapped them.
The new wines are therefore the expression of research carried out with the same scientific rigor of his illustrious ancestor but with a contemporary spirit, like a runner receiving the baton and carrying it forward with renewed energy.