Historia Familiae - by Barone Ricasoli
94 Pts - Robert Parker
“This is a stunning wine with enormous depth and complexity. The bouquet presents dark fruit layers backed by spice, Mediterranean herb and tobacco. The finish is generous and long in terms of persistency. This is a beautiful wine that should age gracefully over the next decade”. Monica Larner
94 Pts - Wine Spectator
“Rich and supple in texture, boasting black cherry, black currant, iron and tobacco aromas and flavors. A solid version, flavorful and vibrant, with a refined presence. Ends with a lingering aftertaste of fruit, spice and mineral”. Bruce Sanderson
On June 14 2013 Barone Ricasoli, the oldest winery in Italy, the fourth longest-lived company in the world in thesame place had the great pleasure to celebrate the first 20 years that Francesco Ricasoli, 32nd baron from Brolio -a wonderful piece of land in the Chianti Classico region- has acted as head of the estate.
Among the other activities organized for this important event, a blind tasting of five different samples of Brolio wines, especially created for the occasion, had been organized for all of Barone Ricasoli importers. The most voted one was a blend of 95% Sangiovese and Petit Verdot of the 2011 vintage, from parcels of the Brolio vineyards which are very rich in limestone and alberese; this small lot was bottled in a very limited edition on September 2 2013.
This exclusive wine has received the highly evocative name of “Historia Familiae”, in memory and gratitude of all of the members, men and women of the Ricasoli family, who tenaciously and responsibly contributed to the one-thousand-year-old tradition of a unique company, always looking to the future...only 3000 bottles produced!
The color is intense and bright. To the nose, generous fruity notes of blackberry and cherry; very well blended spices, with shades between tobacco leaf and liquorice. Hot and powerful body, gentle but firm and exuberant. A whirlwind of juicy and bewitching sensations, accompanied by fine and elegant tannins. A wine with a big personality, which translates in taste a long history and a complex terroir. ($117/bottle) Buy
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