Ricasoli Madonna di Brolio 1/1 by Tripoto
Magandeep Singh
Apart from the fact that they make amongthe most subtle and elegant of Chianti Classico wines, that they singularly own the largest chunk of vineyard land in the Chianti Classico region, they also have other things to offer. Castello di Brolio is definitely worth a visit – for the castle and its history, for the wines, and for the lovely Osteria with its superb wine selection and great food – but you may not be able to stay there, unless you know the Baron Francesco Ricasoli personally. I absolutely loved the accommodation and welcome that was extended to us – ahem ahem – if you know what I mean. They have a lot of history here but my piece of relevant info was that the entire film ‘Stealing Beauty’ was shot right here in one of the guesthouses and the tree under which the final love-making scene between the divine luscious and oh-so-gorgeous Liv Tyler and some bloke was shot still happens to be in full bloom. I think this was a religious moment I had there for all boy-folk from my generation. La Bottega del 30, Villa Sesta, Hotel Plaza Lucchesi, o La Maremma are other places I could stay.