The Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Castello di Brolio by Barone Ricasoli comes from a meticulous selection of the best Sangiovese and Abrusco grapes. With vineyards spread over 230 hectares, the production of each vintage can therefore vary in quantity, but the quality is always exceptional.
Intense ruby red color. The unmistakable and elegant nose expresses the complexity of floral aromas and ripe red fruit, licorice, vanilla and chocolate. On the palate it is full, rich in soft and velvety tannins. The finish is persistent. This mix offers the most authentic expression of the Brolio terroir.
At the heart of the history and economy of the Chianti region since 1141, Barone Ricasoli, based in the magnificent Castello di Brolio, is one of the four oldest wine estates in the world.
One of the ancestors of the current property, Bettino Ricasoli, also known as the Iron Baron, was the inventor of the modern Chianti Classico wine recipe in the mid-19th century. Today the company is chaired by Francesco Ricasoli, Bettino’s great-grandson.
The estate, including the Castle, extends for 1200 hectares of which 230 are vineyards. With these numbers, the company from Gaiole in Chianti is the largest in the area.
Baron Francesco Ricasoli has been at the helm of the winery since 1993 and with the deepest respect for his illustrious ancestors, he has launched a very important project of innovation and sustainability. Of great importance is the study of the soils of Brolio in order to be able to map all the vineyards, as well as the selection of the Sangiovese clones present.
Today the wines reflect the innovation and passion that this family has had for the territory and for its wine for nine hundred years.