Barone Ricasoli Castello di Brolio Chianti Classico DOCG Gran Selezione 2011
- Sangiovese,Cabernet Sauvignon
A big and powerful Chianti Classico with incredible blackberry, currant and mineral character. Full-bodied, chewy and rich. Goes on for minutes. - JS96
Black cherry, raspberry and spicy oak flavors mark this flashy red. The tannins show a lot of bark but not much bite. This should settle in nicely in a year or so. Best from 2016 through 2023. 41,500 cases made. - WS90
Lively and intense ruby red. Flavors of ripe red fruit like cherry, sour cherry, blueberry, blackberry and floral notes like violet. Vanilla, spices and a pleasant balsamic note. Wine of great personality and character, elegant and rich taste. The wine made from the best Brolio grapes cannot but be delicious. - Wine Maker's Notes
Ricasoli is the oldest winery in Italy. The second oldest in the world according to the leading American Magazine family business.
Today it is the largest winery in the Chianti Classico area: Brolio Castle, where Baron Bettino Ricasoli invented the Chianti formula in 1872, is surrounded by 1,200 hectares in the communes of Gaiole and Castelnuovo Berardenga. Valleys, hills, woods of oak and chestnut trees, 235 hectares of vineyards and 26 hectares of olive groves, all enjoying the beauty and the wide variety of soils and climate in this central Chianti area. The nearby avant-garde cellars are where we undertake the same pursuit of excellence today that drove Bettino Ricasoli to invent the Chianti formula in 1872.
Francesco Ricasoli has been at the helm of the family business since 1993 and has renewed the quality and personality of great Brolio wines, experimenting and making the most of the unique characteristics of the land and its history. New labels are coming into existence and the already known wines, which have won awards all over the world, are being perfected: Barone Ricasoli’s research continues and gives a whole new meaning to the culture of winemaking and the art of drinking.