The Ricasoli family have been producing and selling wine

The Ricasoli family have been producing and selling wine

11/20/2021, 3:46:34 PM
The Ricasoli family have been producing and selling wine since the 12th century. Documents establish their winemaking as early as 1141 at the stunning Brolio castle, a dominating structure in Gaiolo Chianti, southwest Tuscany. The oldest wine family in Italy is not only a legend in Chianti Classico, but also around the world, as one of the oldest continuously operating family companies. Grapes are from vineyards 280 to 480 meters above sea level with greatly varied soils, but all are very stony. Fermented in stainless steel at controlled temperature of 24°C-27°C (75.2°-80.6°F) with 12/16 days of skin contact. Aged for 9 months in barriques and tonneaux. A further 3-6 months of bottle ageing follows. Dark transparent garnet in colour with aromas of cherry, black cherry, white pepper, violet, cigar box spice, woodsy oak and a meaty trace. Cherry, pomegranate, thyme and white pepper are framed by snappy acidity and firm tannins. Fruit and baking spice linger on lengthy, plush finish. Well structured, balanced, silky smooth, a quintessential Chianti Classico. A minimum of 80% Sangiovese, roughly 15% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon 13.5% Alcohol Barone Ricasoli Chianti Classico Brolio DOCG 2015 @gregoryandvine #sangiovese #brolio #toscana #chianticlassico #tuscany #vinoitaliano #sustainablewine #legendary #drinkitalian #winereview #instawine #winelover #winelife #winestagram #baronericasoli #caravino

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