BROLIO RISERVA 2010

CHIANTI CLASSICO DOCG RISERVA

GRAPE VARIETIES

Sangiovese 80%, Merlot 15%, Cabernet sauvignon 5%.

FERMENTATION TEMPERATURE

In stainless steel at controlled temperature of 24°C-27°C with 12/16 days of skins contact.

AGEING

16 months in barrique and tonneaux. A further 3 months of bottle ageing follows.

Vintage Awards
Wine Spectator 2010 90/100

Information

This wine was born from a selection of the grapes intended for the production of Brolio Chianti Classico. A traditional Reserve of distinctive Chianti character.

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

Traditional weather conditions with a cold and snowy winter, a rainy spring, a hot summer and variable weather in September and October leading up to the 2010 harvest. Bud break was in mid-April while the veraison, even though late compared to previous years, was homogeneous on all the bunches. The grapes ripened evenly, and the bunches presented high sugar and anthocyanin concentrations.

Tasting Notes

Intense ruby red in colour. Toasty hints of vanilla and chocolate, flavours of violet and cherries on the nose. Velvety texture on the palate with notes of warm spices and red fruit. Great minerality, long lasting ending.