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2016 Barone Ricasoli Chianti

2016 Barone Ricasoli Chianti

'This is Chianti designed by Ricasoli for all those seeking a great vintage.' 
Francesco Ricasoli

$20.99 Per Bottle


$251.88 (Case 12 x 750ml)

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  • One of the stalwarts of Tuscany, the Ricasoli family have inhabited Brolio Castle since the 12th century. They have maintained and improved the grounds around the castle, converting some 240 ha (of the 1200 ha property) into vineyards. Their wines are exported all over the world from the entry level Chianti Classico, through to the Castello de Brolio, produced only in exceptional years.


    The autumn and winter were very mild this year, with below-freezing temperatures only in part of January. It was rainy, about 440 mm. In the spring, temperatures were average, with the end of May and early June hot, but humid. This diminished the fruit set causing a thinning effect in the clusters that was good for the Sangiovese. Two hail storms at the end of May also led to loss of flowers, thus reducing per-plant growth. Summer was hot and dry. End-July and mid-August rains gave some relief to the plants, helping them during the period of veraison. Harvest began in early September, with temperatures mid-to-high for that period of the year during the day and a drop of as much as 10-15°C at nights, favoring the accumulation of phenolic compounds.


    Brilliant ruby red with hints of violet and cherries. Round, fresh, well balanced on the mouth; lingering final taste. Easy to drink.