Ricasoli Brolio Chianti Classico DOCG

Chianti Classico DOCG, Tuscany

The gravelly vineyards, which sit at an approximate elevation of 1,300 feet above sea level, produce the grapes for the Brolio harvest.

Tasting Notes

Intense ruby color with notes of red fruit, vanilla, and liquorice complement a complex mouthfeel with a long, mineral finish.

The growing season of 2014/2015 was quite regular without extreme events. Winter was mild with temperatures falling to freezing only at the end of December and for parts January and February. Although a little cold at the beginning, Spring also showed average temperatures followed by a warm May and June which favored a perfect flowering and veraison. Rainfall was not excessive at only about 6 inches. Summer began earlier, with high temperatures by the end of June recorded at peaks between 93°F and 95°F. July was also particularly warm with peaks at around 104°F. Rainfall was scarce at approximately 4 inches, but ample water supplies during the Winter and Spring months prevented drought stress. September and October showed perfect weather conditions with significant day-to-night temperature ranges favoring the accumulation of color and polyphenols in the grapes.

Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures between 75.2°F and 80.6°F with approximately 2 weeks of contact with the skins. The blend is aged for 9 months in barriques and tonneaux followed by another 3 to 6 months of bottle aging.

80% Sangiovese, 15% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon

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Ricasoli Brolio Chianti Classico DOCG 2015 – Label

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