Ricasoli Casalferro IGT (Merlot)

ประเทศ (Country) Italy
ขนาดบรรจุ (bottle size) 750 ml
ประเภทไวน์ (Wine Type) Red Wine
แคว้น (Wine Region) Tuscany
พันธุ์องุ่น (Grape Variety) Merlot
ปี (vintage) 2018 [**VINTAGE MAY CHANGE]
แอลกอฮอล์ (Alcohol) 14%
บอดี้ (Body)
Medium Medium Medium
แอซิดิตี้ (Acidity)
Medium Medium Medium
แทนนิน (Tannin)
Medium Medium Medium
Casalferro was first produced in 1993 when Francesco Ricasoli became president of the company. A pure Merlot produced only during the best years, Casalferro is obtained from the vineyard of the same name located at 400 meters above sea level and facing south. The brown clay loam soil with little organic content contributes to the exclusive personality of this great Chianti Merlot.
wine score

93 points Wine Advocate

During my visit to Barone Ricasoli, Francesco Ricasoli described the 2018 vintage as challenging and 2019 as balanced. The 2018 Casalferro, made from 100% Merlot, takes on that challenge. The last vintage we saw was 2016, because this wine was not produced in the scorching hot 2017 vintage. In fact, this edition was released later than normal and the price point is higher. The bottle sports a new design. Cool-climate fruit, sourced from various sites, including one that is located 500 meters above sea level, is the Casalferro secret. It delivers vertical power and intensity with dark fruit, spice and dried mint. This wine is drinking beautifully right now.


92 points Wine Spectator

A mouthfilling version, this red delivers plum, loam, cedar and sweet spice flavors. Balanced, with dense yet well-integrated tannins. Ends with notes of rosemary and thyme. Fine length. Merlot. Drink now.


95 points James Suckling

A very precise and beautiful merlot with violets, spices and blackcurrants. Extremely perfumed. Medium-bodied with ultra-fine tannins and a long, lustrous finish, showing finesse and complexity. Delicious to drink now, but will improve with age. About 9,000 bottles. Drink or hold.


พันธุ์องุ่นผสม (Grape Blended)

Intense ruby red color.

รสสัมผัส (Palate)

Voluminous and warm, with delicate and enveloping tannins.

สี (Colour)

Intense ruby red tending towards garnet as it ages.

กลิ่น (Aroma)

Rich and powerful nose, with hints of dark fruits: blackberry, cranberry, plum, and spices.

รสสัมผัส (Palate)

Voluminous and warm, with delicate and enveloping tannins.
จับคู่อาหาร (Wine Pairing)
:Cured Meat


The autumn and winter were very mild this year, with below-freezing temperatures only in part of January. It was rainy, about 440 mm. In the spring, temperatures were average, with the end of May and early June hot but humid. This diminished the fruit set causing a thinning effect in the clusters that was good for the Sangiovese. Two hailstorms at the end of May also led to loss of flowers, thus reducing per-plant growth. Summer was hot and dry. End-July and Mid-August rains gave some relief to the plants, helping them during the period of veraison. Harvest began in early September, with temperatures mid-to-high for that period of the year during the day and a drop of as much as 10-15°Cat nights, favoring the accumulation of phenolic compounds.

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