• Vineyard Area: 235 ha.
  • Soil Type: Sandstone, calcareous marl, black clay, gravel
  • Varieties Cultivated: Sangiovese, Merlot
  • Annual Production: 1,980,000 bottles
  • Country: Italy
  • Winemaker: Carlo Ferrini


Brolio Castle, where Baron Bettino Ricasoli invented the Chianti formula in 1872, spreads over the communes of Gaiole and Castelnuovo Berardenga. A very diverse topography, the Ricasoli estate encompasses numerous valleys, hills, wooded areas of oak and chestnut trees, 235 hectares of vineyards and 26 hectares of olive groves, all which thrive on this unique variety of soil types and microclimates in this central Chianti area.
Francesco Ricasoli, the 23rd Baron of the Ricasoli family, has been at the helm of the family business since 1993 and has renewed the quality and personality of the estates wines by experimenting with new clones of sangiovese that are signi cantly raising the quality level of this area. New labels are coming into existence in addition to the wines that have been apart of the family for generations.

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