Barone Ricasoli

Brolio Castle, where Baron Bettino Ricasoli invented the Chianti formula in 1872, spreads over the communes of Gaiole and Castelnuovo Berardenga. A very diverse topography, the Ricasoli estate encompasses numerous valleys, hills, wooded areas of oak and chestnut trees, 235 hectares of vineyards and 26 hectares of olive groves, all which thrive on this unique variety of soil types and microclimates in this central Chianti area.

Francesco Ricasoli, the 23rd Baron of the Ricasoli family, has been at the helm of the family business since 1993 and has renewed the quality and personality of the estates wines by experimenting with new clones of sangiovese that are signi cantly raising the quality level of this area. New labels are coming into existence in addition to the wines that have been apart of the family for generations.

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Barone Ricasoli 'Brolio' Chianti Classico 2015
91  James Suckling 
James Suckling 91A ripe and juicy wine with plum and dried cherry character. Hints of lemon rind. Medium body, delicate tannins and a fruity finish. Drink now. ~J.S.

Barone Ricasoli 'Brolio' Chianti Classico 2013
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91  "Here is Barone Ricasoli's bread and butter wine. Some 600,000 bottles of the 2013 Chianti Classico Brolio were made and all the fruit that goes into this wine is estate-grown. This is a powerhouse wine in terms of production numbers and the 2013 vintage is an especially delicious

Barone Ricasoli Chianti del Barone 2013
"Brilliant ruby red. Lovely fragrances of ripe fruit and menthol hints invade the nose. Round, pleasant, nice freshness on the mouth. Easy to drink."~winery notes

Barone Ricasoli Castello di Brolio 2010
96  James Suckling 
James Suckling 96"A wine with lots of blueberries and mushrooms on the nose and palate. Full body, with chewy tannins that are polished and attractive. Long, intense flavours. Gorgeous. Perhaps the best Castello di Brolio since 1997." ~J.S.

Barone Ricasoli 'Rocca Guicciarda' Chianti Cl 2008
89  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 89 "The 2008 Chianti Classico Riserva Rocca Guicciarda is one of the darker wines among these new releases from Brolio. Black cherries, menthol, tar and minerals emerge from this dense, masculine Chianti Classico Riserva. The Rocca Guicciarda shows excellent mid-palate pliancy and

Barone Ricasoli 'Brolio' Chianti Classico 2010
92  Wine & Spirits 
Wine Advocate 90 "The 2010 Chianti Classico Brolio is a gorgeous wine. In fact, it is one of the most delicious wines I have tasted from Ricasoli in a long time. Sweet dark cherries, licorice and tobacco burst from the glass in this big, hugely rewarding Chianti Classico. The purity and vibrancy of

Barone Ricasoli 'Brolio' Chianti Classico 2009
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 "The 2009 Chianti Classico Brolio flows with expressive aromatics and layers of gorgeous radiant fruit all of which are woven in a silky, elegant fabric. Raspberries, smoke and tar linger on the long finish. This is one of the most refined wines I have tasted from Brolio in quite

Barone Ricasoli 'Brolio' Chianti Classico 2007
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90"Dark-colored, with a meat, berry and dark chocolate undertone. Full-bodied, with a silky texture and lots of fruit. Long and rich. Almost decadent. Drink now through 2012. 37,500 cases made."

Barone Ricasoli Chianti del Barone 2012
"Intense ruby red with violet tones. Elegant violet nose; velvety and voluptuous palate, more and more well-balanced as time passes." ~Winery notes

Barone Ricasoli Castello di Brolio 2007
91  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 91"A powerful and rich red, with blackberry, milk chocolate and cherry character. Full and soft. Best from 2011 through 2016. 3,900 cases made." JS

Barone Ricasoli Formulae 2002
86  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 86"Balanced and refined with silky tannins and a currant and mineral character. Medium- to full-bodied, with fine tannins and a fresh finish. Pure Sangiovese. Nice wine for the vintage. Drink now. 18,000 cases made. (JS)"