Ricasoli

Ricasoli

Red Apron Fine Wines And Spirits
Th 5 27/07/2023 1 minute read
Article content

The history of Italy cannot be told without including the prominent contributions of the Ricasoli family, who have produced wine since 1141. Ricasoli is documented as the oldest winery in Italy and the fourth oldest family business in the world.

The heart of the Ricasoli wine production comes from the Brolio castello, a magnificent castle located in the commune of Gaiole in Chianti, which was built as an outpost to defend Florence from the rival city of Siena. Within the estate, ancient cannonballs and even more recent WWII artillery shells have been found, evidence of the historical strategic importance of the castle with views of the entire Chianti Classico area.

Perhaps the most famous historical contribution came from Barone Bettino Ricasoli, who was not only twice the prime minister of Italy, but after 30 years of experimentation and documentation, developed the original formula for the Chianti wine that became the standard for the region. Barone Francesco Ricasoli has been at the helm of the winery since 1993 and with the deepest respect for his renowned ancestors, he has guided the estate in innovation and sustainable vineyard practices. The ongoing study of soil types and the clonal selection of the Brolio Sangiovese are among his greatest passions and he has been responsible for total renovation and re-mapping of the vineyards.

 Tags:
EN
PAOLO SCAVINO

PAOLO SCAVINO

Th 4 13/12/2023 1 minute read

The most remarkable thing about Enrico Scavino is that even today, this man ever longs to make better Barolo. Generations at the helm of his family... Continue reading

BRUNO GIACOSA

BRUNO GIACOSA

Th 3 12/12/2023 1 minute read

The traditionalist. This is how Bruno Giacosa was always reverently referred to because he rejected the vinification of Barbaresco and Barolo in barriques and always vinified... Continue reading

Duca del Valentino

Duca del Valentino

Th 6 20/10/2023 2 minutes of reading

Duca del Valentino, a part of Caviro - the largest wine cooperative in Italy, comes from the wine region of Puglia, a southern region forming the... Continue reading

Ca' del Bosco

Ca' del Bosco

Th 5 27/07/2023 1 minute read

Ca’ del Bosco, a pioneering vintner and winemaker since the early 1970s, is one of today’s leading producers of Franciacorta wines. A standing reached thanks to... Continue reading

Article content
article.en