Wine Brolio Chianti Classico DOCG, 2009
Wine, ruby-red color.
The taste of wine a rich, warm, powerful, with strong tannins and a long finish with mineral and fruity notes.
In a fragrant bouquet of wine enveloping tones of cherry, black currant, ripe blackberry, pipe tobacco and pepper.
The wine goes well with a variety of meats, cold cuts, sausages and cheeses average maturity.
Excellent climatic conditions in 2009 paved the way for the birth of fine wine. After a mild winter, initially cold spring weather quickly leveled off and the end of May the temperature rose even higher than 30 ° C. The abundance of rainfall in winter and spring it possible to create a good supply of water, so that the vines developed evenly throughout the growing period. Despite the sharp increase in temperature in July and August, heavy rains in mid-September and a significant drop in temperature allowed the grapes to reach the required phenolic ripeness. Sangiovese harvest was collected in the period from October 10 to 20. Berries differ excellent health, mature color, good sugar content. Maceration lasted 16 days at a controlled temperature of 29 ° C. The wine was carried out in large oak casks and barriques for 9 months. Bottling took place in March 2011.
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 and 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 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.