Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, l’Order Mondial
October 7, 2022
Ashley, Vice Chargée de Presse
This evening featured wines from Barone Ricasoli
Vice-Echanson Linda Robinson walked us through this evening’s wine tasting selection.
Barone Ricasoli is a well-known wine producer in the Chianti Classico area, with gentle hills, velvety valleys, and thick woodlands of oaks and chestnut trees. The 1,200 hectares of property include almost 240 hectares of vineyards and 26 of olive groves. Situated amongst them is Brolio Castle, where Baron Francesco Ricasoli has been guiding his central Tuscan company since 1993. He has a deep respect for his renowned ancestors, who made the territory great. Francesco Ricasoli has generated new ideas and concepts to keep the vineyards sustainable and is constantly studying soil types and clonal selection of Brolio Sangiovese. He has renovated the vineyards and completely mapped them.
The new wines are an expression of his research, along with keeping true to his ancestor’s wine making history. The Ricasoli family tree has been linked to wine since 1141, already possessing Brolio castle, and they were among the first to dedicate themselves to the improvement of agriculture and vineyards in the Chianti area.
This evening we tasted 7 wines:
Masottina Collezione 96 Prosecco Rosé DOC 2020
Barone Ricasoli Brolio Chianti Classico DOCG 2020
Barone Ricasoli Rocca Guicciarda Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2019
Barone Ricasoli Brolio Bettino Chiani Classico DOCF 2018
Barone Ricasoli Castello di Brolio Chianti Classico DOCG Gran Selezione 2015
Barone Ricasoli Colledilà Chianti Classico DOCG Gran Selezione 2018
Barone Rcasoli Roncicone Chianti Classico DOCG Gran Selezione 2018
The tasting complete we made our way to the front of Orso for dinner.
SMOKED GAME HEN CAPPELETTI IN PARMESAN BRODO
Brown Butter Roasted Parsnip, 18 Month Parmigiano Reggiano Infused Broth, Guanciale
2018 Torricella Chardonnay
BACCALA MONTECATO ALLA VENEZIANA
Salted Cod, Olive Oil Poached Yellow Potato, Grilled Polenta Taragna
2016 Casalferro Rosso Toascana
Pistachio, Montasio & Sorrel Crusted Lamb Saddle, Bagnet Verd Piedmontese, Roasted Kumquat, Gnocchetti Sardi
2016 Castello di Brolio Chianti Classico
Amaretto Gelato, Candied Walnuts, Zucca Sponge, Warm Caramel Sauce
2011 Castello di Brolio Vin Santo
Guests enjoyed an outstanding evening, a delightful start to Thanksgiving weekend and a teaser for what was to come tomorrow evening.