Ricasoli Brolio Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG

Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG, Tuscany

Tasting Notes

Ruby red in color with hints of black fruit, spice, and vanilla on the nose. Round mouthfeel with a balanced acidity and elegant tannins with a long and pleasant 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 12 - 16 days of skin contact. The blend is aged for 16 months in barriques and tonneaux followed by another 3 to 6 months of aging in the bottle.

80% Sangiovese, 15% Merlot, 5 Cabernet Sauvignon

  • 90

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    Ricasoli Brolio Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG
    Kerin O'Keefe, Wine Enthusiast, 2018 March

    "This robust red is 80% Sangiovese, 15% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. It opens with aromas of black currant, cedar and a hint of violet while the firmly structured palate offers dried black cherry, vanilla, licorice and a touch of mocha. Assertive but polished tannins provide support."

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  • 92

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    Ricasoli Brolio Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG
    Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator, 2018 November

    "The cherry and plum flavors are matched by leather, tobacco and almond notes in this sinewy red. Stays balanced and long, with the ripe fruit offset by dusty tannins. Best from 2020 through 2035. 800 cases imported."

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  • 93

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    Ricasoli Brolio Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG
    James Suckling, James Suckling, 2018 September

    "Dried cranberries, dried redcurrants, blueberries, cedar and dried nutmeg. Full-bodied yet very linear and refined with really driven acidity, which permeates the layers of red fruit right through to the tight finish. Drink now or hold."

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