2015

2015 Ricasoli Castello di Brolio Chianti Classico DOCG Gran Selezione 1.5L Magnum

Castello di Brolio is our great wine, created from a meticulous selection of the best Sangiovese and Abrusco grapes from the best vineyards on the estate. Produced only in the best years, it is an iconic wine, a wine that leaves its mark, with its own personality; Its most outstanding characteristics are its concentration and tannic structure.

US$ 310.00 1500ml

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Wine name

CASTELLO DI BROLIO CHIANTI CLASSICO DOCG GRAN SELEZIONE

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Chianti Classico DOCG

Breeding

18 Months in barrels of 500L, 30% of first use and 70% of second use.

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CHARACTERISTICS

About the Harvest:

The production of each harvest can vary in quantity, but the quality is always outstanding. The vineyards are 400 to 500 meters above sea level, facing south / southwest. The perfect exposure and the excellent elevation of the earth, as well as the stony soil, are responsible for the typicity of this wine.

CATA's notes:

Ruby red color with light garnet nuances. Red fruit on the nose, violet floral touches and light toasted aromas. The first attack is smooth, then large and bulky. Balanced acidity and tannin give this grand vin a considerably persistent and harmonious finish.

Blend: Sangiovese 90%, Cabernet Sauvignon 5%, Petit Verdot 5%

 
Castello Di Brolio

NEAR THE CELLAR

The history of the Ricasoli family has been linked to wine since 1141, when there are written testimonies attesting that the Ricasoli family already owned Brolio's castle. After centuries defending their lands and their feudal sovereignty, the Ricasoli family understood the great potential of Brolio's territory and were among the first to dedicate themselves to improving agriculture and vineyards. In fact, the family tree, reproduced in a print from 1584, is one of the first images of the Chianti area.
Interesting documents from the late 1600s report the first exports to Amsterdam and England, while in the early 1900s Brolio wines were well known and appreciated, requested and exported worldwide: from China to Saudi Arabia, from South Africa to Guatemala , from Costa Rica to the former British colonies in Africa. More especially, in 1872 Baron Bettino Ricasoli (1809-1880),
Illustrious politician and visionary wine entrepreneur, originated the Chianti wine formula, now called Chianti Classico.
The Ricasoli family appeared among the feudal noble dignitaries at the court of Emperor Charlemagne. From the thirteenth century onward, the branches of the family multiplied and then came together once again in the late eighteenth century, early nineteenth century.
With their armies, generations of Ricasoli nobles have traced the course of history in the context of Brolio's Castle, defending Florence from 1200, from the eternal battles against Siena to the unity of Italy. Bettino Ricasoli, the iron baron, was twice prime minister of the newly united Italy after Cavour.
Since 1993, Baron Francesco Ricasoli has been guiding this central Tuscan company in innovative challenges. This has been done with the deepest respect for their famous ancestors who have made this territory a great place, Bettino Ricasoli above all.
Francesco Ricasoli, current owner and president of the company, has generated new ideas and concepts to make the vineyards sustainable. The ongoing study of soil types and clonal selection of the Brolio Sangiovese are among his greatest passions, and he has completely renovated the vineyards and mapped them completely.

 

 
 
 

CRITICS

James Suckling (95Pts)

A fresh and linear Gran Selezione Chianti Classico with firm and chewy tannins and dark fruits. Whole body. Structured.

Monica Larner - Wine Advocate (93Pts)

The Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Castello di Brolio 2015 takes a few minutes to open and settle into the glass. The aroma here is reminiscent of pressed cherry and dried blackberry with undergrowth, dark spices, forest floor, and even a hint of wild porcine mushroom. The mouthfeel is soft and loose, giving the wine an accessible and immediate personality. These vineyard sites in Gaiole in Chianti are characterized by crushed alberese rock soils. These unique growing conditions always add to the focus and sharpness of the aromas. This wine is a blend of 90% from Sangiovese with 5% from Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% from Petit Verdot.

                                                                                                                          

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