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
Kerin O'Keefe, Wine Enthusiast, 2018 March

"Made with 80% Sangiovese, 15% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, this has aromas of violet, red-skinned berry and underbrush. The bright palate offers ripe raspberry, red cherry and a sprinkling of white pepper alongside fine-grained tannins."

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Ricasoli Brolio Chianti Classico DOCG
Antonio Galloni, Vinous, 2018 January

"The 2015 Chianti Classico Brolio is a very pretty, gracious wine with lovely fruit purity and terrific balance. Sweet raspberry and floral notes give the wine freshness and aromatic lift. Soft, open-knit and silky, the 2015 has much to offer. I would prefer to drink it sooner rather later. Dollops of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon complement the Sangiovese nicely."

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Ricasoli Brolio Chianti Classico DOCG
Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator, 2018 February

"An elegant, vibrant red, this exhibits floral, cherry and strawberry flavors that mesh nicely with the harmonious profile. The fine length echoes the fruit. Drink now through 2024. 60,900 cases made."

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