Ricasoli Brolio Chianti Classico 2011

Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy

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Item No. 125459
  • red wine
  • WS90
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

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Winemaker's Notes

Brilliant ruby red with a fresh fruity and flowery bouquet. Clean to the palate with fragrant sensations of ripe red fruit, violet and rose. Elegant and young, delicate in length and extremely drinkable.

This elegant wine is good for everyday drinking but also lends itself to more challenging food combinations.

Critical Acclaim

"This is full of cherry, licorice and deft shadings of oak, matched to a firm structure and rich texture. Balanced and long, with spice and tobacco accents gracing the finish. "
90 Points

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James Brooks - North Wilkesboro, NC (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(8/16/2014)
Style: Smooth & Supple
Pair with: pasta
Very nice nose. Strong black cherry aroma and taste. Great value for the money I spent.
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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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