Barone Ricasoli - Brolio Chianti Classico DOCG label
Barone Ricasoli - Brolio Chianti Classico DOCG bottle

Barone Ricasoli - Brolio Chianti Classico DOCG 2017

  • Producer Ricasoli
  • Blend 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
    15% Merlot
    80% Sangiovese
  • Country Italy
  • Region Tuscany
  • UPC 618109027516
  • Producer Ricasoli
  • Blend 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
    15% Merlot
    80% Sangiovese
  • Country Italy
  • Region Tuscany
  • UPC 618109027516
Red Wine

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Item# 83559-17

Product Ratings

James Suckling 92pt

Vinification

Fermentation took place in stainless steel at controlled temperatures between 75.2°F and 80.6°F followed by aging for 9 months in large tonneaux oak barrels.

Vintage

The Autumn and Winter were very mild this year, with below-freezing temperatures only in part of January. Spring, temperatures were average, with the end of May and early June hot but humid. This diminished the fruit set causing a thinning effect in the clusters that was good for the Sangiovese. Two hailstorms at the end of May also led to the loss of flowers, thus reducing per-plant growth. Summer was hot and dry and late-July and mid-August rains gave some relief to the plants, helping them during the period of veraison. Harvest began in early September, with temperatures mid-to-high for that period of the year during the day and dropping to mid-50s at night helping with the accumulation of phenolic compounds.