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Barone Ricasoli Brolio Chianti Classico 2014

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The Ricasoli winery, the oldest wine producing estate in Italy, and one of the oldest in the world is located in one of the most historically important wine regions in the world: Chianti. The estate itself is surrounded by 1200 hectares of valleys, hills, woods filled with oak and chesnut trees, 235 hectrares of vines and 26 hectares of olive groves in the communes of Gaiole and Castelnuovo Berardenga. This land profits greatly from the wide variety of soil and climate, that one would expect from a Chianti Estate. Intensly generous fruit sensations of blackberries, passion fruit kola and sweet mint leaves. Plush mouth feel, ripe red fruit and spicy taste. Silky tannins and well balanced palate. "The 2010 Chianti Classico Brolio is a gorgeous wine. In fact, it is one of the most delicious wines I have tasted from Ricasoli in a long time. Sweet dark cherries, licorice and tobacco burst from the glass in this big, hugely rewarding Chianti Classico. The purity and vibrancy of the fruit is striking. This is a terrific wine for the money." 90 Points - Wine Advocate (for the 2010 vintage)

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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The Ricasoli winery, the oldest wine producing estate in Italy, and one of the oldest in the world is located in one of the most historically important wine regions in the world: Chianti. The estate itself is surrounded by 1200 hectares of valleys, hills, woods filled with oak and chesnut trees, 235 hectrares of vines and 26 hectares of olive groves in the communes of Gaiole and Castelnuovo Berardenga. This land profits greatly from the wide variety of soil and climate, that one would expect from a Chianti Estate. Intensly generous fruit sensations of blackberries, passion fruit kola and sweet mint leaves. Plush mouth feel, ripe red fruit and spicy taste. Silky tannins and well balanced palate. "The 2010 Chianti Classico Brolio is a gorgeous wine. In fact, it is one of the most delicious wines I have tasted from Ricasoli in a long time. Sweet dark cherries, licorice and tobacco burst from the glass in this big, hugely rewarding Chianti Classico. The purity and vibrancy of the fruit is striking. This is a terrific wine for the money." 90 Points - Wine Advocate (for the 2010 vintage)

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