A journey of nearly a thousand years
in Chianti Classico, Tuscany
Ricasoli is the most representative wine producer in the Chianti Classico area. With its gentle hills, velvety valleys and thick woodlands of oaks and chestnuts, the 1,200 hectares of property include almost 240 hectares of vineyards and 26 hectares of olive groves. This creates a continuous succession of colours and hues around the Brolio Castle, which is located within the town limits of Gaiole in Chianti.

Since 1993, Baron Francesco Ricasoli has been guiding this central Tuscan company in innovative challenges. This has been done with the deepest respect for his renowned ancestors who have made this territory so celebrated. The most famous historical contribution came from Baron Bettino Ricasoli, who was not only twice the Prime Minister of Italy, but after 30 years of experimentation and documentation, developed the original formula for the Chianti wine that is now called Chianti Classico.

The history of the Ricasoli family has been linked to wine since 1141, with a written testimony attesting that the Ricasoli family already possessed Brolio Castle. After centuries defending their lands and feudal sovereignty, the Ricasoli family understood the great potential of the Brolio territory and were among the first to dedicate themselves to the improvement of agriculture and vineyards.

Ricasoli wines embody the family's commitment to excellence, carried on in honour of their illustrious ancestors, with a contemporary spirit.

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Available at the LCBO:

Ricasoli Brolio Chianti Classico 2019
Tuscany, Italy
VINTAGES#: 3962, $23.95 SHOP »»
"Brilliant, intense ruby red. Delicately drawn nose with notes of dark cherry, a little black truffle and light aromas of plum. Polished, delicately woven tannins. Displays hints of cherry and raspberry; juicy. An exceptionally drinkable Chianti Classico." Score: 92 Pts. - Falstaff, November 26, 2021.

Pair with a classic Tuscan dish: bistecca alla fiorentina.

Barone Ricasoli Rocca Guicciarda Riserva Chianti Classico 2018 
Tuscany, Italy
VINTAGES#: 943613, $24.95 SHOP »»
Barone Ricasoli is the oldest winery in Italy. It is here, in 1872, that the blend for Chianti was created. This one is ripe and layered, with red fruit, chestnut, floral notes, cedar and a fresh, food-friendly acidity.
"This is extremely fresh and perfumed with flowers, orange peel, cherries and hints of walnuts and Chinese spice. Some dried flowers, too. Medium-bodied with a very tight palate and ultra fine tannins that are polished and firm. Racy and long. Very structured and serious. Nice bitter citrus in the aftertaste." Score: 93 Pts. - James Suckling.

Pair this classic with another: try a Tuscan slow-simmered ragu al chingiale, or your favourite meaty pasta.

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