9 months in French oak barrels
Bottle ageing: 3 months
Tradition has it that the harvest at Brolio always starts with the grapes in the small three-hectare Torricella vineyard that was planted to chardonnay at the end of the 1980s. The wine produced from this fruit is named for the vineyard. It is a Chardonnay with a Tuscan character, full of backbone and personality; a distinctive white that embodies the characteristics of the terroir of Brolio as well as any of the estate’s famous reds.
Gaiole in Chianti The vineyard is set 350 meters above sea level, on mid hill land with sedimentary origins, full of sand and pebbles.
A very difficult harvest due to the very bad climatic conditions with abundant rainfall and temperatures below the average of the season. Despite these conditions have caused a 10 days delay in the ripening of the vines, the grapes were healthy at the harvest time, thanks to the constant care of our vine growers. On September 8th, the Chardonnay was harvested from the small vineyard called Torricella in the Barone Ricasoli’s property.
Brilliant and intense gold colour, rich bouquet with hints of honey; elegant and harmonious flavour of vanilla and ripe melon. This wine is the finest expression of Chardonnays of Toscana.