Translated, O’Lillo means “hello, my beautiful friend,” and this special offering from Tuscany engenders that reaction upon experiencing it. The wine was put into conical oak tanks for 22 days for maceration and malolactic fermentation, followed by six months in stainless steel tanks to complete alcoholic fermentation and then an additional three months in bottles.
25% Sangiovese, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlos, 25% Syrah
Beautiful ruby red colour with violet hues
Fruity nose of cherry and blackcurrant. Pleasant notes of black pepper, tobacco and forest floor. Balsamic hints.
Fresh, full body and soft tannins. Long and pleasant finish.
Riccardo Baracchi and his family have devoted decades to restoring their ancestral properties and becoming the most highly-regarded estate in Cortona. They farm 22 hectares overlooking the Val di Chiana, cultivating both native and international vine varieties.
James Suckling Rating: 91 Points
Comments: Aromas of dried cherry, wet earth and terracotta follow through to a full body, layered and chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. Drink now.
Publish Date: Monday, August 28, 2017