Wine Barone Ricasoli, "Castello di Brolio", Chianti Classico DOCG, 2010
The wine is characterized by an intense and brilliant ruby red color.
Elegant taste of the wine is rich tones of red fruits, which are complemented by nuances of pepper and copious notes of minerals, as well as well-integrated hints of oak wood.
Aromatic bouquet of wine is rich and elegant, begins with gentle spice tones, which are gradually replaced by shades of red fruits.
The wine goes well with hot meat dishes, meats, meat, grilled, pies, pasta, risotto and cheese.
"Castello di Brolio" - wine, which, according to the manufacturer, it is possible to find "the most authentic identity of our company, its long history and the concept of continuous improvement, the specific nature of our territory and each individual vineyard." Wine Spectactor mentioned in his revue "Castello di Brolio" in the top five of the best wines in the world. The grapes for the creation of "Castello di Broglio" grown in the production area of Gaiole in Chianti. Wine was selected the best grapes Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot vineyards located on 250 hectares in the southern and south-western parts of the hills at an altitude of 250 to 450 meters.The 2010 season was rather unusual: a cold and snowy winter, rainy spring, hot summers and very changeable weather in September and October. Due to heavy snowfall and rains, drought risk is minimized. The vines have developed steadily and well. Sangiovese collected October 10-15, in the period reaches the peak of ripeness. Merlot was collected from 2 to 24 September, and immediately behind him harvested Cabernet. Fermentation and maceration on the skins at a temperature of 24-27 ° C lasted 12-18 days, after which the wine is aged 18 months in new oak barrels (ton) and barriques.
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, 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 the modern principles of the organization of economic 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.