Wine Barone Ricasoli, "Campo Ceni", Toscana IGT, 2010
Wine, ruby-red color.
The taste of wine is fresh, complex, full-bodied, with soft texture, good acidity, notes of fruit and minerals, long persistent finish.
The aroma of wine is made of fresh tones of red fruits, berries - strawberries and cherries, spices, such as cinnamon.
The wine goes well with hot meat dishes, especially lamb, meats and cheeses and fruit.
The 2010 season was marked by traditional cold and snowy winter, rainy spring, warm summer and temperature fluctuations in September and October. The first buds opened in mid-April, maturation, although later than in previous years, there were even and balanced in all clusters. After the 16-day maceration at controlled temperature 30 ° C, matured wine for 6 months in large oak barrels and at least 2 months - bottled.
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.