Brolio Bettino 2016Ricasoli
90% Sangiovese, 10% Colorino This is a terrific expression of Sangiovese with bright fruit, dense textural fiber and balanced acidity. The 2016 Chianti Classico Brolio Bettino plays all of its cards with an expert hand. It boasts impeccable balance, especially considering the relationship between its core of dark black fruit and the elegance and power of its long-lasting finish. Crushed stone notes appear as well.
93 pts – Wine Advocate
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Baron Francesco Ricasoli has been at the helm of the winery since 1993 and with the deepest respect for his renowned ancestors, he has guided the estate in innovation and sustainable vineyard practices. Aware of the great potential of the Brolio terroir, Francesco Ricasoli was the first to implement zoning of the lands cultivated as vineyards in the Chianti Classico area. His intention was to learn more about the specific nuances of the viticulture of this unique and remarkable property and then to use this information for improved production.
A greater level of excellence in the company’s agronomic and enological choices led to modern and sustainable precision in viticulture. Integrating old studies with new ones, a project of clonal selection ensued and was aimed at conserving the most inte- resting biotypes of the Sangiovese present at Brolio.The company is located in one of the most pure and least contaminated places in Tuscany. Over the centuries, this area was nearly inaccessible due to its stony ground and thick, compact woods. It became habitable thanks to all those who cultivated beauty, balance, and harmony. In a context like this, it has not been difficult for the company to choose nature-friendly viticulture. We are not certified organic, but we make extra effort to employ agronomic tech- niques with low environmental impact. Research and applied technologies have allowed us to respect the territory fully while producing quality wines. In this way, we interpret and practice the concept of sustainability and consider it a point of pride.
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