Smeriglio Cortona Merlot

Baracchi

Pronunciation
Smeriglio Cortona Merlot
Year
Current Vintage
Type
Red
Winery
Baracchi
Region
Toscana
Oenologist
Baracchi

Overview

The Baracchi winery is ideally positioned on the Cortonese hillside and adjoins the Relais. Riccardo Baracchi strongly desired to continue the family tradition of growing grapes and producing wine since 1860 giving it now a modern character and great quality with renowned wine maker, Stefano Chioccioli. Merlot are the grapes that give life to this wine. All operations in the vineyard are carried out by hand with the utmost attention so that each of the 6,500 vines per hectare will produce only a few bunches of grapes, each with the full expression of the plant. A tribute to the land of Cortona and to the joy of drinking well.

Wine Notes

Grape Variety
100% Merlot
Vinification
Maceration in stainles steel for 20 days.
Aging
12 months in new French oak barriques (Troncais, Nevers and Alliers medium toasting)
Alcohol
13.5%
| Appearance
Deep ruby red
| Aroma
A subtle nose with strong hints of red berry fruit and light spicy, aromatic hints from the period ageing in oak.
| Taste
The palate is very soft and sweet and pleasantly salty with a lingering finish and fruity aftertaste.
| Serving Suggestions
Roasted pork with herbs, grilled portabellas.

Smeriglio Cortona Merlot

Suggested Retail:
$38.00
CSPC#:
723612
Available Sizes:
750ml
Bottles Per Case:
6