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Wine: Red
Region: Toscana
Denomination: Toscana IGT
Vintage: 2012


Baracchi's most ambitious wine comes from a blend of Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon, picked when fully ripe, vinified in wood and steel and then left to mature in barriques. The result is an elegant and refined wine, true flag of a territory able to express some of the most interesting red wines of all Central Italy.

Colour: Deep ruby colour.
Aroma: Black pepper and dark fruits combined with toasted aromas of chocolate and vanilla.
Taste: A complex and balanced wine with smooth tannins and long lasting fruity hints.

Alcohol: 14%

Grape: 50% Syrah, 50% Cabernet Sauvignon.

Ageing: Over 2 years in French oak barrel, 1 year in bottle.


The Baracchi Estate is located on a beautiful slope just east of Cortona, under Tuscan Sun. Sangiovese, Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet and Trebbiano: these are the grapes which liven up Baracchi wines. A tribute to the land of Cortona and to the pleasure of the good wine. An invitation to taste the evolution of an ancient family tradition.


Wine pairing notes

The daring pairing in terms of food, beef and sea urchin, empowers an audacious match also in terms of wine matching. A bold red wine indeed, as the Baracchi’s Ardito, firstly because this is not a Chinese traditional beef dish: there are no spices and strong acidity. The sea urchin? There is in Italy a strong tradition to eat them with red wine. In addition once cooked their have creamy texture and a musky flavour: the remaining sea tones give a natural tanginess to food. Medium body Ardito complements the dish with its pleasant acidity, it contrasts nicely the beef and its tasty filling, and its red fruits enrich the ingredients thanks also to its long spicy finish.

Wine pairing notes

An intense, spicy and complex dish that represents a good pairing with this “supertuscan” “Ardito”, which has a great length, high tannins and a vibrant flavour. The wine match perfectly with the dish because it cleanse the mouth from fatty feeling of the pork meat and combine its dark spices with the ginger and pepper notes of the dish.

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