Super Tuscan, Baracchi Winery 'Ardito'
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.
50% cabernet sauvignon/50% syrah
The masterpiece of Baracchi, Ardito is the best selection of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah grapes, blended together.
Ardito has a concentrated ruby red color and intense aromas of full ripe red fruits like blackberries and morello cherries and spicy and toasty notes of black pepper, chocolate and vanilla supported by hints of herbs, topsoil, leather and tobacco. It is very complex, elegant and harmonious and full bodied and velvety, well supported by a marked freshness and smooth tannins. Very long and fruity aftertaste.
30 days of maceration with skins. 24 months in new French oak barrels and 12 months in bottle before the release.