Certosa di Belriguardo Baccano Rosso 2017
Ruby red with slight hints of garnet. On the nose, intense, loaded with red berry fruits. Good body with nicely distributed tannins
and a lively nerve that supports it
Blend: 80% Sangiovese, 20% Syrah
Certosa di Belriguardo is located in an amazing 14th-century charterhouse, just 4 miles from the city of Siena in the heart of the Chianti dei Colli Senesi area of Tuscany. The winery has always been owned by the family of Gianna Nannini, a world-famous rock singer who recently rediscovered her passion for wine. In 2006 she took over the family estate, engaging the talent of Manuel Pieri, expert winemaker and one of the pupils of Renzo Cotarella.
Today, Certosa di Belriguardo, with its 8 hectares of vineyards, produces the most iconic wines of the area, such as Chianti and a few other IGTs that truly mirror Gianna Nannini’s love for her homeland and roots. The estate cultivates mainly Sangiovese, the area’s most representative grape variety, which has always been part of the DNA of these soils. The meticulous attention and care devoted to the vines is possible thanks to the limited extension of the vineyards, which are pruned and harvested entirely by hand. The estate has abandoned the use of synthetic fertilizers and herbicides and is currently undergoing conversion to organic farming
Legendary in Italy for its Renaissance art and striking landscape, Tuscany is also home to many of the country’s best red wines. Sangiovese reigns supreme here, as either the single varietal, or a dominant player, in almost all of Tuscany’s best.
A remarkable Chianti, named for its region of origin, will have a bright acidity, supple tannins and plenty of cherry fruit character. From the hills and valleys surrounding the medieval village of Montalcino, come the distinguished and age-worthy wines based on Brunello (Sangiovese). Earning global acclaim since the 1970s, the Tuscan Blends are composed solely of international grape varieties or a mix of international and Sangiovese. The wine called Vine Nobile di Montepulciano, composed of Prognolo Gentile (Sangiovese) and is recognized both for finesse and power.