Merlot 33%, Cabernet Sauvignon 33%, Petit Verdot 33%
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.
20 months in tonneaux 30% new
“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.”
The growing season 2014/2015 was quite regular without extreme events. Winter was mild with temperatures falling to freezing only at the end of December and in January and February. Spring was also regular. Although a little cold at the beginning, temperatures began to rise and were average afterwards. May and June were warm favoring a perfect flowering and veraison. Rainfall was not excessive, about 150 mm. Summer began earlier, with high temperatures already at the end of June when we recorded peaks of even 34‐35 °C (93.2‐95°F). July was also particularly warm, above all in the first decade, with peaks of even 40°C (104°F). Rainfall was scarce (about 100 mm, but the good water supplies during the winter and spring months prevented drought stress. September and October showed perfect weather conditions, with significant day‐to‐night temperature ranges, favoring the accumulation of color and polyphenols in the grapes.
Intense ruby red color. Complex nose, with hints of red berries, small black fruit, black cherry, balsamic and spicy flavors. On the palate, the wine has an enveloping and soft texture, with a long and persistent finish.