80% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot
7-9 days on the skins
The wine is matured in new barrels and casks for 18 months
July 1,2,3 2009
|Gambero Rosso 2011|
|Wine Spectator 2010||91/100|
The Castello di Brolio expresses the refined elegance that only the specific terroir of Brolio could produce. It is the “great wine” achieved by selecting the best grapes of Brolio, matured in barriques and with a long fining in the bottle that enhances its noble elegance. Castello di Brolio’s production is closely connected to the evolution of the year’s harvest.Therefore, it is only possible when the quality fully expresses itself, creating complex wines, with great style and texture.PRODUCTION AREA
Gaiole in ChiantiCastello di Brolio is created from a meticulous selection of the best Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes from the estate’s vineyards, spread over 250 hectares of land. The vineyards are at 250 to 450 m above sea level, facing south/south-west. The perfect exposure and excellent elevation of the land as well as the very stony soil are responsible for the typicality of this wine.
A lack of winter cold, the right amount of rain and a sudden change in temperature led in some areas to budding as early as the first week in April.The spring months were marked by rain and high temperatures which fostered perfect fruit set.The summer months were hot with relatively cool nights and little but well dispersed rain that allowed the grapes to ripen very evenly – earlier with respect to previous seasons.
Enveloping aromas, typical of Mediterranean plants. Ripe red fruits and refined toasted and mineral notes. In the mouth – a myriad of flavours, rich and extremely elegant. The spicy notes and the toasting level of the wood used for ageing are in perfect harmony. This is the apex of the expression of the Brolio terroir. It is full of promise and will develop into complex aromas as it ages.