Historically the region of Chianti consisted of an area around the municipalities of Gaiole, Radda and Castellina, otherwise known as the Lega del Chianti. Founded in 1384 by the Florentine Republic, the League’s coat of arms bore the black rooster with which the region is still associated. However, it was not until 1716 that the first definition of a wine area called Chianti came into existence and the so-called Lega del Chianti became the Provincia del Chianti (Chianti province).
Celebrate National Chianti Day
International Chianti Day is a good opportunity to discover the Barone Ricasoli, whose reputation as one of the regions leading producers was reaffirmed when his Chianti Classico Gran Selezione CeniPrimo 2018 became the first Chianti Classico to score 100 Points.
Brolio Chianti Classico 2019
Brilliant ruby red in colour, this wine has lovely fragrances of ripe fruit and hints of menthol on the nose. A rounded and easy drinking wine, it has lovely freshness on the palate.
Brolio Riserva Chianti Classico 2019
This Riserva, produced from a selection of estate-grown grapes, reflects all the soil characteristics of Brolio. Sandstone, marl, marine deposits, and the calcarenites locally called “alberese”, all converge in the distinctive harmony of this magnificent wine.
Castello di Brolio Gran Selezione 2018
Produced only in the best years, the iconic Castello di Brolio is Ricasoli’s great wine created from a meticulous selection of the best Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot grapes from the estate’s best vineyards.
Colledila is the grand Chianti Classico cru with a complex structure and outstanding
modern elegance. Pure Sangiovese, it exalts all the magnificent gifts of this varietal and the limited volumes of the Colledila vineyard render it all the more exclusive. Part of 3 crus, demonstrating the complexity of the Chianti Classico region.
Roncicone comes from soils with maritime deposits. It is a 10.1 hectare plot planted between 1998 and 2000 at a density of 6,000 plants per hectare. The soils are rich in marine fossils with sand at the top and thicker clay under the topsoil. Part of 3 crus, demonstrating the complexity of the ChiantiClassico region.
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