2012 Smeriglio Cortona DOC Sangiovese
Today’s Baracchi Winery dates back to 1860, when the family planted its first grapes on the site of their vineyards. Over these last 155 years, the family has perfected the art of growing great grapes and making great wines.
This spectacular wine was made by winemaster Stefano Chioccioli. Mr. Chioccioli has earned over 70 Tre Bicchieri, the highest rating from Italy’s prestigious Gambero Rosso. Additionally, Mr. Chioccioli’s wines have earned numerous 100 point scores from Robert Parker and The Wine Spectator.
Today’s wine is a balanced and incredibly exciting (and delicious!) wine. It bursts with juicy red fruit flavors that are tempered by classic Tuscan earth and spice elements. This is one fantastic wine!
Dazzling ruby gem-colored, from edge through translucent core.
Cherry and raspberry explode from the glass. These are accompanied by cherry liqueur, cassis, sweet spices, sandalwood and a hint of graphite.
Bold raspberry liqueur, cherry candy, cassis, wild strawberry and sweet spice balance atop cedar, flint and a hint of caramelized sugar.
Exceedingly long, with dark fruit and spice diminishing slowly - until all that are left is flint and spicy cedar.
Pasta! Pizza! Or pasta!
What the Winery Says
- Stefano Chioccioli
- 100% Sangiovese
- 12 months
- New French oak
- Bottle aging
- 6 months
- 15,000 bottles