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Date Printed: 10/1/2014
Ricasoli Chianti Classico Castello di Brolio 2007
Ricasoli Chianti Classico Castello di Brolio 2007
(search item no. 109059)
collectible wine
older vintages

Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 10/1/2014: $61.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2008 James Suckling rating: 94 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 89 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1997 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2006 vintage of this wine was ranked #5 on the Wine Spectator's Top 10 Wines of 2009

With this harvest, it was finally possible for the Sangiovese to express its maximum potential. Intense ruby color with garnet tinges, it has a beautiful aromatic complex bouquet. Chocolate/coffee and spices palate, it possesses elegant tannin content and a lingering finish.

Chianti Classico is especially perfect as a compliment to meat-based main courses, such as porchetta allo spiedo, tripe, bistecca alla fiorentina, Colonnata lard, cold cuts and finocchiona di cinta senese. Chianti Classico also goes well with semi-mature Pecorino Toscano cheese, crostini alla toscana and fagioli al fiasco. The wine should be served at a temperature of 60-65°F.

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About Ricasoli:

The House of Ricasoli has had an indelible impact on the history and quality of Chianti. According to Burton Anderson, "it is the world's oldest winery," having produced wines since 1141. Not only did an early Baron help create the appellation system, but in 1874, Baron Bettino Ricasoli (The "Iron Baron") developed the Sangiovese-based formula that came to be known as the official blend for Chianti.

After a few years of foreign ownership in the 60s and 70s, the Ricasoli winery is back in Italian hands -in fact, Francesco Ricasoli, the 32nd Baron of the original family, gained control in 1993. He has replanted several vineyards with improved clones, has improved the vinification technology, and has invested in new cooperage.

Barone Ricasoli is a commercial group that owns several estates throughout Tuscany. At its winery, it vinifies its own and other estates' wines, including those of Castello di Brolio. The Ricasoli family continues to show its commitment to quality and innovation. It was a leader of the Super Tuscan movement, with the production of its award-winning Casalferro. It produces a full range of Tuscan wines, ranging from Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG to the newest addition to the line, Formulae, a 100% Sangiovese aged in American oak casks.