BROLIO 2001

CHIANTI CLASSICO DOCG

BLEND

Sangiovese and a small percentage of other complementary grapes

FERMENTATION TEMPERATURE

32° C – Duration of maceration: 16 days

AGEING

12 months in French oak barrels and in barriques
Bottle ageing: 3 months

BOTTLING DATE

As from January 2003

Vintage Awards
Gambero Rosso 2004
AIS 2004
Wine Spectator 2003 86/100

Information

Brolio successfully matches the superior drinkability that defines Chianti Classico in its young version with a full, complex structure, which makes this wine excellent in its category.

PRODUCTION AREA
Gaiole in Chianti

The company’s vines, which rise from 280 to 480 meters above sea level, produce the grapes for the Brolio harvest. The lands vary much from one another, while sharing a gravelly composition.
Total production 430.000 bottles

Growing Season

Mild and rainy winter, sunny and hot spring, summertime in the average of the period, with an unusual heat wave during the month of August: this climate has contributed to the perfect ripening of the grapes and the right balance of its components. The weather during the month of September has been quite perfect and the picking of Sangiovese grapes initiated on 23rd. The harvest ended on October 12th.

Tasting Notes

“Lots of smoky, ripe black fruit, with hints and oak. Mediumbodied, with medium tannins nd nice fruit and a clean finish. Best after 2004. W.Spectator