We love the Baracchi wines and have written about them here before; Charles Scicolone goes into greater depth here.
Tony di Dio of Tony di Dio Selections is the representative for a number of quality wine estates. It is always interesting to taste with him the wines from one of these estates. This time it was the Baracchi Estate located near Cortona in Tuscany, we tasted the wines with lunch at Gotham Bar and Grill in NYC.
Tony said that near the winery is the Relais Il Falconiere, part of the Relais & Chateaux which is operated by the Baraccho family.
The Baracchi Estate is located on a hill overlooking the Valdichiana Valley. It covers about 60 hectares of which 22 are planted in vines. They are divided into small plots: San Martino where the winery is located, Gabbiano between Cortona and Montepulciano, and Montanare all of them at about 300 meters with a southern exposure.
Tony said that the agronomist Stefano Chioccioli, who is also the enologist, selected…
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