Crafted by Simona Barbanera on her family’s Tuscan estate, Saracosa blends Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot – the classic Super Tuscan recipe. Part oak-aged for tantalising complexity, it tastes like the best of Chianti and Bordeaux in one.
Silky dark chocolate, cherry and plum flavour and a hint of spice
Bright cherry and plum fruit with a touch of spice
- Saracosa is inspired by the ‘Super Tuscans’ first developed by Antinori in the 1970s. These wines kick started the region’s renaissance and became some of the most exclusive and expensive in the world. Saracosa is from the Barbanera family estate, overlooked by the Saracosa hill near Montalcino. Half the vineyards are in the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG, and the remainder just beyond. In the 2015 vintage Saracosa’s old vines delivered impressively concentrated fruit which has been given a smooth spicy addition by part-ageing in French oak barriques. The wine’s dense dark cherry and chocolatey tones make this a serious choice for pasta with a pork ragù or bistecca alla fiorentina (steak with cannellini beans in tomato sauce).