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Barone Ricasoli : Colledilà Gran Selezione 2020
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Barone Ricasoli : Colledilà Gran Selezione 2020

Barone Ricasoli : Colledilà Gran Selezione 2020

Gran Selezione - - - Red - See details
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Description

The harmony and suppleness of a Tuscan red wine

The estate

A historic Tuscan family, the Ricasolis trace their origins back to the 7th century. In 1141 that the history of the Ricasoli family became intertwined with that of the vine. Written records show that the family already owned Brolio Castle at that time, making Barone Ricasoli the oldest wine estate in Italy. They were visionaries, exporting their wines beyond Italy's borders from the 1600s onwards, and in 1867 the Brolio cuvée won a gold medal at the Paris Universal Exhibition. This quest for innovation continued unabated until, in 1872, a key figure in the family, Baron Bettino Ricasoli, took part in the birth of a legend in Italian winegrowing by creating the first production rule for Chianti. Today, the Barone Ricasoli estate covers 1,200 hectares, including just over 240 hectares of vines, making it the largest vineyard in the region.

The vineyard

Colledilà Gran Selezione 2020 from Barone Ricasoli is a Tuscan wine that stems from a vineyard located south-west of Brolio in Italy. Covering an area of 7.62 hectares and perched at an altitude of 380 metres, this vineyard consists mainly of Sangiovese, planted since 2002. The very stony soils are rich in calcium carbonate and clay, but low in organic matter. These characteristics, combined with excellent exposure, create a unique terroir that gives the wine its complexity and structure.

The vintage

This Chianti Classico wine had a mild winter and low rainfall at the start of the year. Spring continued with average temperatures and little rain. Summer was particularly hot, with temperatures in excess of 30°C and virtually no rain. October brought cool nights and some welcome rainfall, helping to produce a high-quality harvest.

Winemaking and ageing

Carefully selected, the grapes are then destemmed and transferred by gravity into stainless steel truncated cone-shaped vats. Fermentation takes place at a regulated temperature of between 24 and 27°C. After maceration for 14 to 16 days, the wine is aged for 22 months in barrels, 30% of which are new and 70% of which are one-wine barrels.

Grape variety

Sangiovese (100%)

Characteristics and tasting tips for Colledilà Gran Selezione 2020 from Barone Ricasoli

Tasting

Colour
The wine has an intense colour, with lovely ruby highlights.

Nose
The nose expresses aromas of ripe red fruit and sweet spices.

Palate
Structured and balanced, the palate delights with its fine tannins mingled with notes of cherry and plum. It stands out for its lingering, spicy finish.

To serve

For the best tasting, this Tuscan wine should be served at between 16 and 18°C.

Food and wine pairing

Colledilà Gran Selezione 2020 from Barone Ricasoli pairs perfectly with traditional Tuscan dishes, such as Florentine steak, truffle pasta or osso bucco.

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