Brut Rosé, Baracchi Winery
Dating back to 1860, the Baracchi Winery is located on the rolling hills of the Valdichiana in Cortona, Tuscany. Made up of 32 hectares, approximately 80 acres, Riccardo Baracchi’s vineyards are located in 4 distinct locations within the DOC Cortona, a terroir renowned for centuries for the guaranteed quality of the location of earthy soils, full light, high altitude, and a microclimate of warm and dry temperatures. Each individually planted varietal, were carefully choosen based on the match of soil-to-varietal so that each plants characteristics and features were brilliantly accentuated.
Riccardo, the owner, wanted to combine and share the world of hospitality, fine dining and wellness with the production of great wines. Together with his son Benedetto and the oenologist and agronomist Stefano Chioccioli, he created a modern and dynamic company. His idea is to produce wines that are mirror and expression of the land, but also able to reinterpret it during the seasons using new techniques. Always with the utmost attention to the quality and genuineness of the products.
The first Sparkling from Sangiovese grapes made with Method Champagnoise [Medoto Classico]. The grapes are harvested in advance around the end of August to maintain freshness. After a light contact with skins for 6-8 hours imbues a pale salmon color, the base-wine remains in contact with the lees for minimum 24 months for the secondary fermentation. The entire remuage is done by hand. This procedure gives a very fine and elegant perlage [a French word meaning 'string of pearls' and refers to the bubbles] with a pleasant creamy aftertaste thanks to more than 40 months sur lies.