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Barone Ricasoli Toscana Casalferro 2004

Barone Ricasoli Toscana Casalferro 750ML 2004      
Sku: 13807

Casalferro is the result of developments initiated in the 1990s, when Francesco Ricasoli took over the firm and inspired him to begin his research into modern methods. This wine justifies those who believe that the best expression of a terroir is when the typicality of a grape variety takes on completely new properties that are impossible to replicate in other places with the same characteristics. Today, Casalferro is a single varietal Merlot from a single plot of land which has reached the very pinnacle of grace and intensity. VINEYARD LOCATION Gaiole in Chianti The Casalferro vineyard has an elevation of 400 metres and faces south, southeast. The land forms part of the geological formation ‘Monte Morello’ and is Paleocene-Eocene in origin. The soil is brown with a fine clay structure, very chalky, with a sub alkaline pH and little organic content. It is well drained, very stony and has average water-holding capacity.

 Wine Advocate 90 points (Jun 2008)
The 2004 Casalferro is a blend of Sangiovese and Merlot that spent 18 months in French oak. It is a dark, backward wine but with air reticent notes of dark fruit and chocolate emerge. Sweet overtones of licorice and toasted oak linger on the long finish. This is a generous, enveloping wine but it needs a few years in bottle to fully come together. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2024.

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Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Sub-Region: Toscano
Grape Varietal: Merlot
Type: Still wine
Reg. $57.99
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