HISTORIA FAMILIAE 2011

TOSCANA IGT

GRAPE VARIETIES

Merlot 33%, Cabernet Sauvignon 33%, Petit Verdot 33%

FERMENTATION TEMPERATURE

The thermo-regulated fermentation occurs between 24°C and 27°C takes 14-16 days.

AGEING

20 months in tonneaux, 30% new.

Vintage Awards 2015
Information

“Historia Familiae has been selected to celebrate the 20th anniversary of when I became head of the family business. I would like to dedicate this wine to all my ancestors who, over the centuries, have been preserving Brolio and its unique historical values.”

Francesco Ricasoli

Growing Season

Rainfall and temperatures over the winter were average. Spring was mild and rainy in the early part of the season, while there was no rainfall from late April through May.  The rain between June and July helped to ensure a good water reserve and allowed the vines to develop even earlier than usual. A very hot, dry August, helped by cool September nights, completed the ripening of the grapes.

Tasting Notes

“Rich and supple in texture, boasting black cherry, black currant, iron and tobacco aromas and flavors. A solid version, flavorful and vibrant, with a refined presence. Ends with a lingering aftertaste of fruit, spice and mineral. Sangiovese and Petit Verdot. “ Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator.