BROLIO RISERVA 2013

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 2016 91/100
James Suckling 2016 91/100

Information

This wine was produced from a selection of grapes from the estate vineyards located between 400 and 300 meters above sea level. The lands vary much one from another but include the typical soil of the Chianti Classico area, from sandstone to marl, from marine deposits to calcarenites (also known as alberese).

PRODUCTION AREA
Gaiole in Chianti

Growing Season

The 2012 autumn and the 2012-2013 winters were among the rainiest of the last few years. The real spring began on April 10th when it stopped raining and there was a sudden change in temperature with extremely high average day temperatures.
Summer had begun with wet soils but the high temperatures and the sunshine accounted for homogeneous bunches. The year was shaped in September: summerlike temperatures during the day falling at night (with a 15°C difference between night and day) that allowed a perfect technological and polyphenolic ripeness.
The harvest started with Merlot from September 4th to September 24th. The Sangiovese was harvested from September 27th to October 10th. The Cabernet Sauvignon was the last to be picked. To sum up, a quality harvest with healthy, perfectly ripe grapes.
The 2013 Merlot is fresh and pours a ruby red color with violet reflections. Sangiovese offers deep color and a remarkable structure, Cabernet an impenetrable color with a surprising aromatic framework.

Tasting Notes

Intense ruby red colour. The nose is delicate and elegant with spicy notes of wild berries, cherry and hints of vanilla. Palate: sweet and harmonious tannins in perfect balance with the acidity. Long aftertaste with pleasant liquorice finish.