Leading Chianti Classico family announces exclusive US distribution partnership
NEW YORK, February 28, 2018 – Historic Tuscan wine producer Ricasoli has appointed Folio Fine Wine Partners as its national sales and marketing partner effective March 1, 2018.
Announcing their latest partnership, Folio Fine Wine Partners Co-Founder Michael Mondavi stated: “Over the last 14+ years, Folio has built a deep and thorough knowledge of the Tuscan category, and we are thrilled to represent one of the most historically significant Chianti Classico producers with Ricasoli.”
Mondavi continued, “The story of Chianti and Chianti Classico starts with Ricasoli, and with more than 32 generations of family-owned and managed operations, including the stunning Brolio castle. The Ricasoli family embodies our philosophy of representing the finest family-owned and managed producers.”
Francesco Ricasoli, President of Ricasoli and 32nd generation Baron of Brolio, stated, “We make wines that embody a place we have called home for centuries. We are confident that by appointing Folio Fine Wine Partners as our exclusive importer, we will be able to open our home and share our inimitable terroir with more American wine consumers than ever before. We are glad to align in business with a family that wrote the history of American wine. As a family-owned winery, we share the Mondavis’ values and passion, and for this reason we are proud Folio has selected Ricasoli as a key brand to represent Chianti Classico in the US market.”
Sales and Marketing Director Massimo Tonini added, “Folio is the ideal partner for Ricasoli because we can count on their great experience in managing luxury brands, combined with a top class distribution network and very good access to the on-premise channel, where brands are still built.”
Brolio is one of the most representative estates of the Chianti Classico, with over 3,000 acres of property, 580 of which are under vine. Brolio Castle receives over 40,000 visitors every year.
Folio Fine Wine Partners will represent 8 wines from Ricasoli, ranging from $11.99 to $70.00 SRP: Toscana IGT ($11.99), Chianti DOCG ($13.99), Brolio Chianti Classico DOCG ($22.00), Rocca Guicciarda Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG ($24.99), Brolio Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG ($29.99), Castello di Brolio Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG ($70.00), Colledilà Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG ($70.00), and Casalferro Toscana IGT ($70.00).
Wines are available through fine wine restaurants and retail outlets across the U.S.
About Folio Fine Wine Partners:
Folio Fine Wine Partners was founded in 2004 by Michael Mondavi and his wife, Isabel, with their children, Dina and Rob Jr. Folio is an importer, fine wine agency and producer of quality wines from the world’s premiere and emerging wine regions, providing sales, marketing and public relations services to wine brands from California, Italy, Spain, France, Argentina, and Austria. Wines from California include Animo, Dutton-Goldfield, Emblem, Hangtime, Isabel Mondavi, M by Michael Mondavi, Oberon and Spellbound. From Italy are the wines of Bibi Graetz, Bruno Giacosa, Coppo, Donnafugata, and Villa Sandi. The Spanish portfolio includes Condado de Haza, El Vínculo Dehesa la Granja, Tinto Pesquera, Fillaboa, Palacios Remondo and Vall Llach. From Argentina are the wines of BenMarco, Crios, Nosotros and Susana Balbo Signature, with Andre Brunel and Charles Heidsieck (France), and Laurenz V (Austria) completing the portfolio.
For more information about Folio Fine Wine Partners, visit www.foliowine.com or visit the following social media channels: FaceBook: Folio Fine Wine Partners; Twitter: @FolioWine
Ricasoli is the most representative wine producer in the Chianti Classico area. Baron Bettino Ricasoli brought the winery to fame in 1872 by creating the formula for Chianti wine, after 30 years of research. Today, the estate and winery are led by Francesco Ricasoli, 32nd generation Baron of Brolio, who aims to constantly improve the quality and character of the great wines of Brolio. North of Siena, the estate extends over 3,000 acres, of which 580 acres are planted to predominantly Sangiovese. Brolio Castle is an idyllic destination for wine and hospitality, offering a museum, wine shop, Osteria del Castello restaurant, and a cozy Tuscan guesthouse. Ricasoli produces a range of wines, including Chianti Classico, Chianti Classico Riserva, Toscana IGT, in addition to single vineyard terroir wines and olive oils.
For more information about Ricasoli, visit www.ricasoli.com or visit the following social media channels: Facebook: Ricasoli 1141; Twitter: @ricasoli_1141; Instagram: ricasoli1141.