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Barone Ricasoli Sangiovese Blend Chianti 2001

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The Castello di Brolio expresses the refined elegance that only the specific terroir of Brolio could produce. It is the "great wine" achieved by selecting the best grapes of Brolio, matured in barriques and with a long fining in the bottle that enhances its noble elegance. Castello di Brolio's production is closely connected to the evolution of the year's harvest.Therefore, it is only possible when the quality fully expresses itself, creating complex wines, with great style and texture.

Region: Italy » Tuscany » Chianti

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Color: Red
Varietal: Sangiovese
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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: Danny C
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12/19/2008

Four glasses


External Reviews for Barone Ricasoli Sangiovese Blend Chianti

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
02/24/2012

Fairly deep, dark and concentrated, with aromas of black plum, raw oak and mushroom. A pure and ripe Chianti; the flavors are full, emphasizing plum and black cherry. A touch of butter and wood graces the black-cherry finish. Tight and entirely dry.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
02/24/2012

Lots of smoky, ripe black fruit, with hints of mineral and oak. Medium-bodied, with medium tannins and nice fruit on the finish. Best after 2004.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
02/24/2012

The 2001 Chianti Classico, one of the more successful efforts of the vintage, is dark in color, with tobacco, Mediterranean herb, and berry fruit characteristics. It is notably fuller, deeper, and longer than the standard wine of this appellation, almost too good for its category. Drink: nowndash;2008.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
02/24/2012

A great Tuscan value, and a strong vintage to boot, Broliorsquo;s 2001 Chianti Classico offers crisp, rustic flavors of black cherry, green olives, wet earth and truffles.



The Castello di Brolio expresses the refined elegance that only the specific terroir of Brolio could produce. It is the "great wine" achieved by selecting the best grapes of Brolio, matured in barriques and with a long fining in the bottle that enhances its noble elegance. Castello di Brolio's production is closely connected to the evolution of the year's harvest.Therefore, it is only possible when the quality fully expresses itself, creating complex wines, with great style and texture.

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