Wine Spectator: Smeriglio Merlot 2010......91points
Wine Spectator 2013: Smeriglio Syrah 2010 93 Points
August 2012 James Suckling: 94 point to Pinot Nero 2010 Baracchi "One of the best Pinot Noirs in Italy"
The Baracchi Estate is located on a beautiful slope just east of Cortona with a wonderful view of the Valdichiana Valley and Under the Tuscan Sun.
The typical Tuscan villa which dates back to the 17th century was the home of the famous poet Antonio Guadagnoli. Now completely restored and transformed into a countryside Relais; Il Falconiere it is part of the prestigious chain Relais & Châteaux, which exuberates the art of hospitality. The old olive groves and the new vineyards surround the property.
Riccardo with his son Benedetto strongly desired to continue the family tradition of grape growing and wine -making , which began in 1860, adding now a modern and high quality character.
Sangiovese, Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet and Trebbiano: these are the grapes which liven up our 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.