Ricasoli Chianti Classico Brolio DOCG 2017/18

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Chianti Classico Brolio

Toscana – DOCG

Sangiovese 80%, Merlot 15%, Cabernet Sauvignon 5%

James Suckling 2018 92/100
Falstaff Chianti Classico Trophy 2018 92/100
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Description

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Ricasoli is one of the oldest wineries in the World. Established in 1141.

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Ricasoli Brolio Chianti Classico DOCG

The vineyards which produce the grapes for the Brolio label are planted in five geological areas at an elevation between 280 meters to 480 meters (919 to 1, 575 feet high) and with different exposures. Vineyard soils vary greatly but all are strewn with stony fragments adding mineral richness. This exalts the structure of the Chianti Classico vintage.

Production Area: Estate Chianti Classico

Growing Season: The 2018-2019 vintage followed yet another seasonal trend of its own. The autumn featured mild temperatures and slightly less rain than usual in that period of the year. Winter started off quite mild as well, then in January came on the scene in its traditional guise, with temperatures below zero and heavy snowfall at the end of that month. Spring began with rising temperatures, but in May these plummeted with lows below 7-8°C accompanied by daily rains. This combination of factors had a major impact on the flowering of the plants, favoring the formation of more open bunches, especially in the Sangiovese grapes. From early June, a fairly dry and warm period began, with maximum temperatures often above 35°C, but interspersed occasionally by short and intense rains.
The Sangiovese grapes were harvested from the end of September to the middle of October.

Tasting notes: Bright ruby red colour. The nose is all hints of small red fruits, irises and violets. In the mouth, elegant, with velvety tannins well integrated with acidity. Persistent finish, expression of the territory of Brolio.

Fermentation Temperature: In stainless steel at a controlled temperature of 24°C-27°C (75.2°-80.6°F) with 14-16 days of skin contact.

Ageing: 9 months in tonneaus of the second and third passage

 

RATING

VINTAGE 2018

Guide Score Wines Critic 2020 –   93/100

James Suckling 2020 – 92/100

Vinous.com 2020  – 92/100

Falstaff Trophy Chianti Classico 2020  –   92/100

VINTAGE 2017

Guide Score James Suckling 2019 –    92/100

Falstaff 2020 –   92/100

WinesCritic 2019  – 93/100

 

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Additional information

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