||Gaiole in Chianti, the vineyard has an elevation of 400 metres and faces south, southeast.
||2008: After a basically mild winter, in early spring there was too little rain. June, on the contrary, was unusually rainy, with precipitation of 80 mm in the first fifteen days alone. After the first half of the month, the rain ended and the temperatures were summery, within the average for the season and without any particular peaks. The rains began again only halfway through August and then again halfway through September.
|Composition of the land
||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.
||At the beginning of September, Merlot was harvested starting with the most mature grapes and finishing with the grapes located in higher zones.
||The thermo-regulated fermentation occurs between 24°C and 27°C takes 14-18 days.
||18 months into oak barrels and tonneaux.
||It goes well with game, roast beef, braised and stewed meat and cheese.
||Price Barone Ricasoli Casalferro 2011 € 30.50