Wine Barone Ricasoli, Campo Ceni, Toscana IGT, 2009
Wine, ruby-red color.
Taste wine rich, fruity, warm, steady, with a soft texture.
The aroma of wine is made of tones of black cherry and strawberry shades of balsamic vinegar and spices.
The wine goes well with hot meat dishes, especially lamb, meats and cheeses and fruit.
The 2009 season was marked by excellent climatic conditions. After a mild winter and cool enough early spring weather was leveled by May the temperature even higher than 30 ° C. Abundant rainfall in winter and spring, had a good supply of water in the soil, allowing the vines to grow steadily in all vegetative stages. Despite the sharp increase in temperature in July and August, heavy rains in mid-September and a significant drop in temperature enabled the grapes to achieve optimum phenolic ripeness. Merlot was harvested between 26 August and 15 September, while the Sangiovese vines removed from between 10 and 20 October. Berries have been a 16-day maceration at controlled room temperature 30 ° C, after which the wine is matured 6 months in large oak barrels and 2 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 - 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 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, as well as 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.