Original
16 Ratings
Barone Ricasoli Toscana Casalferro

Wine Details

Varietal

Merlot

Style

Red

Region

Italy

Wine Description

(From 2008 Vintage) The 2012 autumn and the 2012-2013 winters were among the rainiest of the last few years. The real spring began on April 10th when it stopped raining and there was a sudden change in temperature with extremely high average day temperatures. Summer had begun with wet soils but the high temperatures and the sunshine accounted for homogeneous bunches. The year was shaped in September: summerlike temperatures during the day falling at night (with a 15°C difference between night and day) that allowed a perfect technological and polyphenolic ripeness. To sum up, a quality harvest with healthy, perfectly ripe grapes. Merlot this year is fresh and of a deep ruby-violet color.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2008 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by on 07/15/2012

Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    (From 2008 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 08/21/2011
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2008 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 09/30/2011