2010 Baricci Rosso di Montalcino

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The 2010 Baricci Rosso di Montalcino is truly stunning; it is a mini Brunello: powerful, with depth and the structure to age. The wines from Baricci are more supple, elegant and long and have an understated power that isn't usually obvious in their youth. This year, however, the AIS (Association of Italian Sommeliers) voted the 2010 Baricci Rosso di Montalcino one of the best wines in Italy. It also took second place at the Oscars of Wine. The award means a lot in Italy, and the winery was overrun with requests for the wine. Fortunately, we already had our order in, now it's time to put in yours! COMPLETELY SOLD OUT, NOT AVAILABLE only 1,500 case production

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Staff Image By: Sarah Covey | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/27/2012 | Send Email
The 2010 Baricci Rosso was something I have been waiting for since last summer! Classically Sangiovese: elegant and refined- red cherry, red currant, cranberry, raspberry, sandalwood, cedar, undertones of warm leather, with medium plus acid and fine, well-integrated tannin. If you loved the 2006 Baricci Brunello, this wine is like it's little sister- pretty, fun and very drinkable now.
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Staff Image By: Illya Haase | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/24/2012 | Send Email
Before I started with K&L my main focus was Italian wines! Baricci is one of those producer's that started my love affair. 2010 really show's us, full bodied but elegant. Also, something you can laid down for a couple of years, no problem. Juicy, rich, silky tannin's and all this for under 20 bucks! Enjoy!!!

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- The most widely planted grape in Italy is Sangiovese, a high-acid grape with moderate to high tannins, apparent earthiness and subtle fruit. It is thought to have originated in Tuscany and its name, which translates to "blood of Jove," leads historians to believe it may date all the way back to the Etruscan period, though historical mentions only go as far back as the early 1700s. Though planted all over modern Italy, the most significant wines made from Sangiovese still come from Tuscany: Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino. Sangiovese must make up 75% of a blend from the Chianti DOCG t be labeled as such, traditionally allowing for Canaiolo, Trebbiano and Malvasia for the remainder, though more recently small proportions of Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot have been allowed. In Brunello di Montalcino the wine must be made entirely of Sangiovese. Prugnolo is Montepulciano's name for Sangiovese, and it is used there for the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano wines. In the DOC of Carmignano Sangiovese can be blended with 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. There are also Super Tuscans, IGT wines that blend Sangiovese with large proportions of Cabernet or Merlot. Elsewhere in Italy it is a workhorse grape, though it does find some success (though not the longevity) in the Montefalco and Torgiano wines of Umbria as well as the foundation of Rosso Piceno and a significant element of Rosso Conero from the Marches. Like Nebbiolo, Sangiovese has struggled to find footing outside of Italy, though in recent years California wineries have been having better fortune with grape plantings in the Sierra Foothills/El Dorado County, as well as Sonoma County and the Central Coast.


- Once named Enotria for its abundant vineyards, Italy (thanks to the ancient Greeks and Romans) has had an enormous impact on the wine world. From the shores of Italy, the Romans brought grapes and their winemaking techniques to North Africa, Spain and Portugal, Germany, France, the Danube Valley, the Middle East and even England. Modern Italy, which didn't actually exist as a country until the 1870s, once produced mainly simple, everyday wine. It wasn't until the 1970s that Italy began the change toward quality. The 1980s showed incredible efforts and a lot of experimentation. The 1990s marked the real jump in consistent quality, including excellence in many Region that had been indistinct for ages. The entire Italian peninsula is seeing a winemaking revolution and is now one of the most exciting wine Region in the world. For our entire Italian wine selection, click here. Click for a list of bestselling items from all of Italy.


Alcohol Content (%): 14