2017 Barone Ricasoli Roncicone Chianti Classico Gran Selezione

Sangiovese - 750ML
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JS 95 WA 93 WE 92 DC 91 VN 91
JS 95

jamessuckling.com, July 2020

This is so perfumed – the red fruit and flowers just jump out of the glass. So aromatic. Full-bodied, yet the precise, fine tannins just melt into the glass and spread wide across the palate. A gorgeous wine. Drink or hold.
WA 93

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2021

The Barone Ricasoli 2017 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Castello di Brolio Roncicone is balanced and bright with plenty of fruit, spice, flower and potting soil. The wine is stitched together with balance and precision...
WE 92

Wine Enthusiast, March 2021

Spice, rose and wild berry aromas waft out of the glass. On the austere palate, polished tannins elegantly support cranberry, sour cherry, espresso and licorice. Drink 2023–2029. KERIN O’KEEFE
DC 91

Decanter, March 2021

On rolling southern slopes, Roncicone is characterised by sandy soil with marine fossils and rounded stones. Harvested on 6 September, it was the first of Ricasoli’s crus to be picked. Led by macerated cherry, blackberry...
VN 91

Vinous, September 2020

The 2017 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Roncicone is a supple, fruity wine that offers quite a bit of immediacy and appeal. Sweet red cherry fruit, cedar, spice and tobacco are front and center in this soft, open-knit...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Sangiovese
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-region Chianti
Appellation Classico
Vintage 2017
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14%
Closure Cork

Introducing the exquisite 2017 Barone Ricasoli Roncicone Chianti Classico Gran Selezione, a remarkable wine that embodies the essence of Italy's renowned Tuscany region. Crafted with precision and passion by the esteemed Barone Ricasoli, this Sangiovese varietal is a testament to their unwavering commitment to quality.

Dressed in a captivating red hue, this wine exudes elegance and sophistication from the moment it catches your eye. As you bring the glass to your nose, a symphony of aromas dances in the air. The bouquet is characterized by the enchanting scent of macerated cherry, blackberry, and delicate floral notes, interwoven with hints of vanilla and toast. It is a true olfactory delight that captivates the senses, inviting you to explore further.

Upon the first sip, the wine envelops your palate with a harmonious balance of flavors. The ripe red fruit, reminiscent of cherries and berries, takes center stage, accompanied by a subtle touch of spice that adds depth and complexity. The precise, fine tannins melt seamlessly into the glass, spreading wide across your palate and leaving a lasting impression. It is a wine that embraces you with its velvety texture and lingers gracefully on the finish.

Renowned critics have not been immune to the allure of the 2017 Barone Ricasoli Roncicone Chianti Classico Gran Selezione. Decanter awarded it an impressive 91 points, praising its intriguing mineral notes and approachable nature. James Suckling was equally captivated, bestowing a remarkable score of 95, highlighting its perfumed aromatics and gorgeous character. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate recognized its balance and precision, awarding it a well-deserved 93 points. Vinous, too, found pleasure in its supple and fruity nature, awarding it 91 points. Finally, Wine Enthusiast applauded its spice, rose, and wild berry aromas, awarding it 92 points.

With its undeniable charm and exceptional quality, the 2017 Barone Ricasoli Roncicone Chianti Classico Gran Selezione is a wine that demands attention. Whether you choose to indulge in it now or let it evolve further with age, it is a true gem that will elevate any occasion.