Ricasoli Albia Rose Toscano
This fragrant, crisp and fresh wine is drawn from the younger Sangiovese and Merlot grapes grown in the Ricasoli Estate and made rather uniquely. The Merlot is made as a classic ros style, then blended with the Sangiovese which was vinified as a white wine, without any skin contact. A delicate rose petal colour, subtle with notes of rosehip, violet and cherry, bright, sappy acidity and a refreshing finish.
Great as an aperitif, even better with salads, salty snacks and fish dishes.
The House of Ricasoli has had an indelible impact on the history and quality of Chianti. According to Burton Anderson, "it is the world's oldest winery," having produced wines since 1141. Not only did an early Baron help create the appellation system, but in 1874, Baron Bettino Ricasoli (The "Iron Baron") developed the Sangiovese-based formula that came to be known as the official blend for Chianti.
After a few years of foreign ownership in the 60s and 70s, the Ricasoli winery is back in Italian hands -in fact, Francesco Ricasoli, the 32nd Baron of the original family, gained control in 1993. He has replanted several vineyards with improved clones, has improved the vinification technology, and has invested in new cooperage.
Barone Ricasoli is a commercial group that owns several estates throughout Tuscany. At its winery, it vinifies its own and other estates' wines, including those of Castello di Brolio. The Ricasoli family continues to show its commitment to quality and innovation. It was a leader of the Super Tuscan movement, with the production of its award-winning Casalferro. It produces a full range of Tuscan wines, ranging from Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG to the newest addition to the line, Formulae, a 100% Sangiovese aged in American oak casks.
This fragrant, crisp and fresh wine is drawn from the younger Sangiovese and Merlot grapes grown in the Ricasoli Estate, and made in a rather unique manner. The Merlot is made as a classic rosé style only to be blended with the Sangiovese which is vinified as a white wine, that is without any skin contact