Spreading Good Cheer
In October of 2010, we found ourselves in the rolling hills of Italian wine country,
at the peak of the wine harvest,
in a field full of grapes,
that had soaked up the Tuscan soil and sun.
The Baracchi family has captured all of that in a bottle
so we might return home with some to share with you.
Cheers and Happy Holidays — Your Friends at Vista —
Il Falconiere The splendid Tuscan villa dates back to the 17th century and was the home of the famous poet Antonio Guadagnoli. Now completely restored and transformed into a countryside Relais, it is part of the prestigious chain Relais & ChĂ˘teaux, which exuberates the art of hospitality. Travel & Leisure awarded Il Falconiere the worldâ€™s sixth best hotel in 2007. ilfalconiere.com
The Baracchi winery is ideally positioned on the Cortonese hillside. Riccardo Baracchi strongly desired to continue the family tradition of growing grapes and producing wine since 1860 giving it now a modern character and great quality. Sangiovese, Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet and Trebbiano are the grapes that give life to their wines. His wines have received Wine Spectator ratings as high as 95. baracchiwinery.com
Brut RosĂŠ - Sangiovese Millesimato 2008
This sparkling wine is actually a brilliant rose color, with great flavor. It is made using Methode Champenoise, ensuring that the flavours develop and that great taste usually associated with only a top champagne is achieved. This is a really unusual and most enjoyable wine.
Vistaâ€™s trip to Italy
Vista went to Italy to learn more about wine, wine making and the business of fine wine. We filmed the October harvest in Tuscany at two acclaimed vineyards, Avignonesi and Il Falconiere. Along the way, we met some great people, interesting characters and skilled artisans. We ate and drank well. We discovered how the Italians harmonize the sun and the soil. During our travels, we discovered an amazing bottle born from one Italian familyâ€™s inspiration and innovation. We loved it so much, we had to share it with our friends. We hope you enjoy this unique spirit as much as we did. Feste felici! Happy holidays!
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For the holidays, we created a small, hand-bound booklet to accompany a bottle of Baracchi Brut Rosé Sangiovese Millesimato as a gift for s...