Ricasoli Castello di Brolio Gran Selezione 2012Ricasoli
Sangiovese 90%, Cabernet Sauvignon 5%, Petit Verdot 5%
A bright and refined red with delicate chocolate, plum and raspberry character. Medium body, integrated fruit and tannins. Bright acidity. Love the vivid fruit and citrus combination here.
After racking and malolactic fermentation in steel tanks, the wine is aged for 21 months in French oak barriques and 20% new tonneaux.
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Mild autumn with little rainfall. Heavy snowfall in February with cold temperatures for several days. The spring was mild with average temperatures between 15 and 18°C; a little rainfall concentrated in the month of April allowed normal budbreak and good flowering. The summer came early with high temperatures and a total absence of rain from mid June to the end of August. In early September abundant rainfall refresh the ground and the air allowing the vines to resume the ripening process and complete it in the best possible way.
The 2012 vintage turned out to be of good quality, with peaks of excellence and this shows just how suited this area is to quality viticulture in difficult vintages too.