Barone Ricasoli Albia Toscana IGT 2010

Member Review by JenniferT:

A pale rose with orange hues. Very delicate and subtle nose, with hints of strawberry and black pepper. Perhaps a little herbal. Also subtle on the palate - I get melon, white peach, and strawberry with some minerality. It has a heavier viscosity - almost a mouth coating oiliness that I might associate with viognier. This wine is DRY and the fruit is anything but forward/juicy - its more austere and restrained. The finish is quite short. I'm left with a kind of fuzziness or chalkiness on the tongue (tannin maybe? I'm unsure).

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Region: Italy » Tuscany » Toscana Igt

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Winery: Barone Ricasoli
Color: Red
Varietal: Sangiovese
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Barone Ricasoli:
For ten consecutive centuries, the property and the superior management of Brolio had always been maintained by the Ricasoli family, except for a brief period at the beginning of the seventies until 1993, in which the business was managed by outside companies. In 1993, Francesco Ricasoli took over control of his family's business and embarked on his project of the complete renovation of ... Read more
For ten consecutive centuries, the property and the superior management of Brolio had always been maintained by the Ricasoli family, except for a brief period at the beginning of the seventies until 1993, in which the business was managed by outside companies. In 1993, Francesco Ricasoli took over control of his family's business and embarked on his project of the complete renovation of the entire estate. Large investments were made to restore the land and its original grape varieties (that have been in the estate for centuries) as well as for the winemaking facilities and cellars. The 500 acres of vineyards, all of which are located around the castle, have been completely replanted with two objectives: to reconstruct the personality of each vineyard according to ancient traditions and pursue the continuous role of producing excellent wine, which began in the 19th century, while incorporating a modern element. Today, the company is comprised of more than 2,400 acres, northeast of Siena, one of the older more southern parts of the Chianti Classico region. Fifty acres of which are olive groves as well as a section of forest where chestnut wood is grown and used in the vineyards throughout the estate. Read less
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Snooth User: JenniferT
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04/27/2013

A pale rose with orange hues. Very delicate and subtle nose, with hints of strawberry and black pepper. Perhaps a little herbal. Also subtle on the palate - I get melon, white peach, and strawberry with some minerality. It has a heavier viscosity - almost a mouth coating oiliness that I might associate with viognier. This wine is DRY and the fruit is anything but forward/juicy - its more austere and restrained. The finish is quite short. I'm left with a kind of fuzziness or chalkiness on the tongue (tannin maybe? I'm unsure).



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