Barone Ricasoli Chianti Classico Riserva Brolio 1980
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"Some historical background is needed to fully explain the significance of Barone Ricasoli as Francesco is great-grandson of Bettino Ricasoli, the individual who created the recipe for Chianti in the 19th century, which at the time was based on Sangiovese, with a few other indigenous red varieties (Canaiolo and Colorino) along with two white varieties, Trebbiano Toscano and Malvasia. There have been many changes to Chianti Classico along the way, as today the white varieties are not allowed, and a Chianti Classico can be produced exclusively from Sangiovese, an important revision for Ricasoli and other area producers, as time would tell." -Tom Hyland, Forbes Magazine