Wine Chianti DOCG Barone Ricasoli, 2010
Wine ruby red with violet hue.
The taste of wine is very nice, refreshing, clear tones of ripe red fruit and spicy aftertaste.
Elegant aroma of the wine is filled with tones of cherry, black currant, violet and sweet tobacco nuances.
Wine perfectly blends with various meat dishes, grilled meat, cold cuts, sausages, pates, pasta and cheese.
Weather conditions in 2010 were marked by traditional cold winter and snowy, rainy spring, warm summer and warm September and October. The first buds opened in mid-April, and although the maturation took place later than in previous years, was uniform for all clusters and balanced. Grape showed a high concentration of sugars and anthocyanins. Sangiovese grapes were harvested in mid-October. Winery berries were fermented for 10 days at a temperature of 24-28 ° C, after which 90% of the wine aged in steel tanks, and 10% - in oak casks.
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, 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 of Bettino Ricasoli - Francesco, managing the company since 1993 , 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.