Ricasoli Casalferro Toscana IGT

Toscana IGT, Tuscany

Casalferro was first produced in 1993 when Francesco Ricasoli took the helm at the company inspiring him to begin his research into modern winemaking methods. Produced only during the best vintage years, Casalferro is a pure Merlot from the vineyard of the same name.

Tasting Notes

Intense ruby red in color with black walnut, vanilla, and spice on the nose. Elegant and velvety tannins ensure a long, persistent, and enveloping 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.

Aged 21 months in French oak barriques and tonneaux followed by 3 to 6 months in bottle.

100% Merlot

93

points

Ricasoli Casalferro Toscana IGT
Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator, 2018 March

"This is pure and silky, boasting cherry, rasberry, peony and spice flavors. Intense and harmonious, picking up accents of chocolate, tobacco and mineral on the lingering finish. Merlot. Drink now through 2024. Merlot. 1,791 cases made"

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