Saracosa Rosso di Toscana 2017

Award Winner

Berliner Wein Trophy
Gold Medal - 2017 DE

Like all top Chianti producers, the Barbanera family also crafts a small amount of ‘Super Tuscan,’ a mix of Italy’s native stars and international grapes like Cabernet.

The family’s flagship Vecciano cuvée has been hailed by top Italian critic Luca Maroni as “one of the all-time great Super Tuscan reds.” Saracosa is an exclusive (far more affordable) release showcasing the same blend: cherry-laced Sangiovese, firm Cabernet Sauvignon and soft, plummy Merlot.

Backed by an already-impressive award pedigree (and supported by the stellar 2016 vintage), the new edition was released to a coveted gold medal at Berliner Wein Trophy.

Wondering what to serve with this delicious selection? You could take a cue from winemaker Sofia Barbanera and the rest of the family: they like to enjoy Saracosa with the local salami or wild boar ragù. For something a little more familiar, a rich spaghetti Bolognese will be delicious.

Country

Italy

Varietal

Sangiovese

Region

Tuscany and Central

Alcohol

13.0%

Volume

750mL

Vintage

2017