Barone Ricasoli

+39 0577 7301 53013 Gaiole in Chianti (Siena)
Brolio, 53013
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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 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 Read more »

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  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Sangiovese

    Prounounced “San-joh-vay-say,” this Italian wine varietal is Tuscany’s #1 red wine grape. It’s the pistol of Central ...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Vernaccia

    History of the grape: While there is another white Vernaccia offshoot in Italy (the Vernaccia di Oristano in Sardinia...

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  • I’m often asked by novice wine drinkers if Chianti Classico is worth its ... Classico Gran Selezione 2009Barone Ricasoli Colledila Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2013 I do want to stress that there are a slew of fantastic Chianti Classico producers out there, and these are my top picks from this particular tasting. You can see a full list of ... Read More

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  • Barone Ricasoli Brolio Chianti Classico 2013

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    Dark fruit aromas of black cherry, plum and currant. Thick, fresh fruit bunches of ripe cherries, strawberries and blackberries with good acidity and friendly tannins providing support towards the chocolatey finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Barone Ricasoli Chianti Classico Riserva 2013

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    Dark plum and black currant aroams with savory earth encrusted with minerals, dried flowers and herbs. Restrained and tight in the mouth, dry and dusty on entry but developing nicely on the palate with black cherry and cranberry fruit, becoming quite expressive through the midpalate before releasing a pleasant spice and a creamy texture towards ... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Barone Ricasoli Colledila Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2013

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    Perfumed notes of ripe black cherry with sweet spice and creamy vanilla bean. Austere, round fruit flavors of bright cherry and tart cranberry, enveloping and refreshing to start and developing a fair bit of spice through the mid palate with a smoky earth and fresh herbs on the finish. 90 pts Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Ricasoli Brunello di Montalcino Torre Della Trappola 2011

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    Dark, brooding and smoky, this delivers loads of bright red fruit with a savory and earthy edge. In the mouth this has a bright sweet oak spice, ripe red cherry and strawberry fruit, zesty spice and fresh acidity, shifting towards blueberry and chocolate. Approachable and easy drinking. Read More

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  • Barone Ricasoli Colledila Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2013

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    Bought 6 bottles Read More

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  • Barone Ricasoli Chianti Classico Riserva Rocca Guicciarda 2012

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    good balance of spices and fruits Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Barone Ricasoli Casalferro Merlot Wine 2012

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    not too keen on the spiciness, which tends to overpower the fruits Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Chianti Classico Castello di Brolio Gran Selezione Barone Ricasoli 96js 2012

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    nice balance of fruits and spices; rich, plummy, powerful Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Barone Ricasoli Chianti Classico Brolio 2014

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    very spicy, but underneath has cherry fruits and hints of coffee Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


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