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Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon
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.
Salty and succulent dishes as this pan-fried goat cheese call for a strong yet smooth red wine. The Cabernet Riserva Cortona, with its firm tannins, is just that and goes very well with the flavour of the Yunnan ham.
Let’s start from the aromas. Have your glass of this Cabernet in front of you and breathe the pleasant wild berries hints offered to your nose. Then smell the fragrance of the dish, with the chicken just taken out of the heat, with the scent of the star anise and the three spice sauce. Two different worlds, indeed, but not necessarily in contrast. Actually, exactly the opposite. Not surprisingly the peculiar affair between this dish and this Cabernet continues after each bite of the food: the wine’s notes of white pepper, capsicum and tobacco enrich the chicken flesh, which maintains reminiscences of its powerful marinade although not too invasive. Full body, fine tannins and a long fruit aftertaste of the wine cleanse pleasantly the mouth.