Wine Barone Ricasoli, "Brolio Bettino", Chianti Classico DOCG, 2015
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Reviews of purchase Barone Ricasoli, "Brolio Bettino", Chianti Classico DOCG, 2015
Wine of intense ruby red color.
Beautiful, perfectly balanced taste of wine has notes of fresh fruit, elegant tannins and great development potential.
Intense aroma of wine is filled with tones of red fruits, cherries, strawberries, cherries, surrounded by elegant vanilla undertones.
The wine goes well with a variety of meats, cold cuts, sausages and cheeses average maturity.
"Brolio" Chianti Classico - a wine that is drunk easily, which is typical of the Chianti Classico region, and also has a full and complex structure, which makes it great in its category. "Broglio" Chianti Classico is made from Sangiovese, which sometimes, depending on the vintage, add a small amount of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Grapes are grown in the production area of Gaiole in Chianti. The vineyards are located on the slopes of the hills, at an altitude of 280 to 480 meters above sea level. This land of diversity and richness of the soil.
Traditional cold and snowy winter in 2010 was replaced by a wet spring and hot summer - unstable weather in September and October. The first buds opened in mid-April and the beginning of ripening, though came later than in previous years, was uniformly on all clusters. Ripened grapes was well balanced, had a high sugar concentration and color. Fermentation of grapes and 16 days maceration of the skin held in stainless steel tanks under controlled temperature 24-24 ° C. The wine was carried out in large oak casks and barriques for 9 months. Bottling took place in March 2012.
Ricasoli family has ancient roots and is the fourth oldest in the world of family businesses. 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 Broglio famous wines are 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" for over 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.