Brolio Chianti Classico Riserva 2014
Yes kicking of the week with a delicious blend of 80% Sangiovese, 15% Merlot and 5% Cab.
Barone Ricasoli - Brolio Chianti Classico Riserva 2014 (88 tsomw points)
In the glass a dark purple, ruby red color.
The Brolio’s nose shows lush dark currant, raspberry, dark cherries with hints of mint and cinnamon.
On the palate silky, creamy body with multiple flavours with refined tannins. The acidity keeps the wine juicy with a harmonious and long finish.
This wine was produced from a selection of grapes from the estate vineyards located between 400 and 300 meters above sea level. The lands vary much one from another but include the typical soil of the Chianti Classico area, from sandstone to marl, from marine deposits to calcarenites (also known as alberese).
The weather leading up to the 2014 grape harvest was an unusual year, humid and not very hot. Winter was mild and Spring was drier than in the past. Temperatures were average and began to rise in the second half of June. Bud break was from the end of March to the beginning of April and proceeded regularly.
Flowering was abundant and began in early June. The summer was much cooler than average, and rainy. This slowed the veraison of the grapes, which only began in mid-August. Fortunately, September was warm and featured significant day-to-night temperature ranges, favouring the accumulation of polyphenols in the grape skins.
Grape harvesting officially began on 10 September, about 12 days later than in previous years.
Ageing:16 months in barrique and tonneaux. A further 3 to 6 months of bottle ageing follows.
Website winery: www.baronericasoli.com