RICASOLI CHIANTI DOCG
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Brilliant ruby red. Lovely fragrances of ripe fruit and menthol hints invade the nose. Round,
pleasant, nice freshness on the mouth. Easy to drink.
Production Area: Chianti
Growing Season: The autumn and winter were very mild this year, with below-freezing temperatures only in part of January. It was rainy, about 440 mm. In the 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 hail storms at the end of May also led to loss of flowers, thus reducing per-plant growth. Summer was hot and dry. End-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 a drop of as much as 10-15°C at nights, favouring the accumulation of phenolic compounds.
Tasting Notes: Brilliant ruby red with hints of violet and cherries. Round, fresh, well balanced on the mouth; lingering final taste.
Ricasoli is the most representative wine producer in the Chianti Classico area. With its gentle hills, velvety valleys and thick woodlands of oaks and chestnuts, the 1,200 hectares of the property include almost 240 hectares of vineyards and 26 of olive groves.
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