Castello di Brolio is our flagship wine created from a meticulous selection of estate-grown grapes from the three most representative soils in Brolio: Macigno del Chianti (sandstone), Scaglia Toscana (Galestro), Monte Morello (Alberese).
Sangiovese was harvested from September 21 to 28, 2020.
Fermentation and maceration in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 24°C-27°C (75.2°-80.6°F) with 14-16 days of skin contact.
22 months in tonneaux of 500lt of which 30% new oak and 70% of second passage.
December 15, 2022
Planted in: 1994-2005 |Density: 6600 plants/ha
Surface Area: 26 ha |Training: spurred cordon
Altitude: 400-490 a.s.l.m |Clone: Sangiovese di Brolio
Exposure: South, South-West |Rootstock: 420A-110R
2020 has been characterized by lack of rain for most of the year, with a mild winter, an average spring and a very hot summer. A couple of late showers in August brought some relief, even if September temperatures were above average, but with the expected diurnal range.
Alcohol: 14.5 % vol. |Total acidity: 5.87 g/l
pH: 3.22 |Non-Reducing Extract: 27.54 g/l
Total Polyphenols (in Gallic acid): 2141 mg/l