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

Barone Ricasoli - Brolio Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2017

  • Producer Ricasoli
  • Blend 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
    15% Merlot
    80% Sangiovese
  • Country Italy
  • Region Tuscany
  • UPC 618109017517
  • Producer Ricasoli
  • Blend 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
    15% Merlot
    80% Sangiovese
  • Country Italy
  • Region Tuscany
  • UPC 618109017517
Red Wine

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Item# 83560-17

Product Ratings

James Suckling 92pt
Vinous Media 93pt
Wine Spectator 92pt

Description

This Riserva, produced from a selection of estate-grown grapes, reflects all the soil characteristics of Brolio. Sandstone, marl, marine deposits, and the calcarenites locally called "alberese," all converge in the distinctive harmony of this magnificent wine. The vineyards, that show different exposures, are planted 260 meters to 500 meters (853 to 1,640 feet) above sea level.

Estate

The history of Italy cannot be told without including the prominent contributions of the Ricasoli family, who have produced wine since 1141. Ricasoli is documented as the oldest winery in Italy and the fourth oldest family business in the world. A beautiful illustration of the family tree in 1584 is one of the first images of the Chianti area and the family archives include export receipts dating back to the late 1600s. However, perhaps the most famous historical contribution came from Baron Bettino Ricasoli, who was not only twice the prime minister of Italy, but after 30 years of experimentation and documentation, developed the original formula for the Chianti wine that became the standard for the region.