Ricasoli Brolio Chianti Classico 2001

Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy

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Item No. 59882
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    Winemaker's Notes

    Brolio Chianti Classico is a dry, soft and well-balanced wine crafted from grapes grown in the Chianti Classico area of Tuscany. Elegant flavors of blackberries and plums make this wine an excellent accompaniment to red meats, hearty chicken dishes, game and mild cheeses.

    Learn About Ricasoli Map ItMap It

    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...

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    Learn About Tuscany

    (TUSS-can-ee) One of the most important wine regions in Italy, Tuscany is home to the cities of Florence and Siena, the districts of Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino, and the wineries of Sassicaia, Tignanello and Ornellaia. Tuscany is also home to the indigenous Italian grape variety, Sangiovese. Most of the wine coming from Tuscany is made from some clone of this...

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    Learn About Sangiovese

    Sangiovese (SAHN-gee-oh-VAY-zee) Blood of Jove (literally translated) The principal grape of Chianti - in fact, the principle grape of all of Tuscany - has had its ups and downs. For a stint in the 70s and 80s, wines labeled Chianti contained cheap red wine packaged in a straw casked bottle, most popular for the candle holder it would become. But no more. Sangiovese re...

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