Wine Barone Ricasoli, Bolgheri DOC, 2013
Reviews of purchase Barone Ricasoli, Bolgheri DOC, 2013
Wine purple-garnet color with crimson rim around the edge of the glass.
Fragrant, meaty, dense, elegant wine, the taste is perfectly balanced acidity, soft tannins and fine fruity notes.
Delicate aroma of the wine reveals notes of juicy black and blue fruits, continues with transparent shades of cinnamon, sweet spices and roots and finishes undertones of black pepper.
Wine harmonises perfectly with red meat and game, as well as hard and sharp cheeses.
The project "Bolgheri Barone Ricasoli" is the first concrete example of diversification undertaken winery towards finding other concepts important Tuscan wines. Issued within the framework of Barone Ricasoli, Bolgheri, 2012 - elegant red wine, which is made from a blend of grape varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot grown in Bolgheri. Eccentric 2012 season is characterized by harsh winters and warm unusual for the coast is extremely heavy snowfalls. Spring was late, so late grape buds formed and began to bloom. The rains in June allowed to accumulate sufficient reserves of water. In the following summer was very hot, but the nights were cool - noted a big difference between day and night temperatures. Fermentation was carried out in wine steel tank at a controlled temperature. 16 days of the must in contact with the skins and then filtered wort and continued unrest. Withstand the wine in oak barrels for 12-14 months. After bottling, the wine matured for another six months in the cellars of the winery.
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 the 1900s, 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.