This week, wine industry royalty gathered for an exclusive tasting and luncheon of Ricasoli wines from Brolio, the oldest estate in Chianti Classico. Held at Italian Wine Merchants in Union Square, guests were seated at an elegant, communal table in the Tuscan style for an exquisite food and wine experience.  

Napa visionary Michael Mondavi joined forces with Francesco Ricasoli, President of Ricasoli and the 32nd Baron of Brolio in Chianti, and Technical Director Massimiliano Biagi for a first look at the Ricasoli family’s new Sangiovese Crus. 

The Ricasoli family has been making wine at their Brolio estate in Tuscany since 1141. Ricasoli is not only the oldest winery in Chianti Classico, but also the oldest in Italy, with a winemaking legacy that extends over nine generations to the current leadership of Baron Francesco Ricasoli. Francesco and his team are proud to advance sustainable viticulture at their historic Brolio estate, and welcome thousands of visitors each year in search of the roots of Chianti culture and winemaking. 

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