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Giacomo Baraldo Caccialupi Toscana Rosso 2019

Giacomo Baraldo Caccialupi Toscana Rosso 2019

$56.00

There is seemingly no better environment for an artistic, free-thinking, well-trained and technically astute vignaiolo than the gorgeous Tuscan countryside of San Casciano dei Bagni, a bucolic enclave at Tuscany’s southern edge and the home of young Giacomo Baraldo’s adventures in wine. Influenced by his past, supported by his family, yet beholden to nothing and no one, Giacomo thinks freely and acts on intuition guided by his near decade of widely varied experiences in wineries from Bordeaux and Burgundy, to Patagonia and New Zealand (where he also has a small ongoing wine project). In his early thirties, he settled back home in San Casciano dei Bagni to craft wine on unknown, high-altitude terroirs. His wines are thoughtful, exploratory, generous-but-measured and diverse, from Chardonnay and Grechetto planted on a rocky limestone slopes, to a raft of single site expressions of Sangiovese that speak of a man propelled by wonder, experimentation and terroir-driven expression.

One of three single ‘cru’ Sangiovese wines the Giacomo produces, the ‘Caccialupi’ is named after the spirit of wolves from many years ago (according to legend), from a time when hunters illegally killed and hid the carcasses at the bottom of this hill (OK, enough morbidity!) These vines, planted in 1970, are on a bedrock of galestro (claystones famous in Montalcino and many areas of Chianti Classico), the 0.8-hectare parcel sitting at 550m altitude, exposed to the south and surrounded by forest and pasture on all sides. The Caccialupi is perhaps the most dynamic  and singular of Baraldo’s crus, possessing a highly variable robe of fruits, many of which fade in and out over the course of a few hours post-opening. Spring oranges, persimmon, wild raspberry, and Persian mulberry are framed with savory and cool foresty notes and spice. This is the very first vintage of Giacomo’s wines to arrive in the US so relish in the opportunity to be one of the first to wrap your lips around his mesmerizing wares.

Shipping Policy

Due to the restrictions of many state laws, we only ship wine to those states where direct shipment from a retailer is permitted by law; currently we ship to AK, CA, DC, ID, LA, MO, NE, NV, NH, NM, ND, OR, VA, WV and WY.  This list is subject to change without notice. In addition, each state imposes limitations on the amount of wine any particular resident may receive by direct shipment.  To ensure that you are able to order wine for direct shipment from our website, please consult the specific state requirements for your state.

Please note that all orders must be placed by persons who are at least 21 years old, and that age verification will be required upon receipt of your wine.  No wine will be delivered to obviously intoxicated persons and any person unable to provide age verification will forfeit their right to receive the shipment until identification is produced.  In such circumstances, the order may either be held in storage at a local depot of the shipping company until appropriate identification is produced, or shipped back to the winery.  All associated costs will be the responsibility of and be charged to the customer.

Title to, and ownership of, all wine passes from Biondivino to the purchaser in the State of California and the purchaser takes all responsibility for shipping it from California to his/her home state. By arranging for transportation of the wine, Biondivino is providing a service to, and acting on behalf of the purchaser.  By utilizing this service from Biondivino, purchaser is representing that he/she is acting in compliance with his/her local and state laws regarding the purchase, transportation and delivery of wine.  The purchaser represents that he/she has obtained any required permission, paid any required fees, is working through properly licensed intermediaries where required, is legally entitled to take possession of wine and is legally entitled to take quantities ordered.

You will be charged the applicable sales tax, if any, assessed by your state for any shipment that Biondivino makes; otherwise California sales tax will be assessed on the sale. Shipping and handling costs are not included in the cost and will appear in the shopping cart before you complete your transaction.  The carrier and service speed may vary by state and time of year, and Biondivino cannot take responsibility for the condition of any wine shipped by Ground.

Some of our products are sold on a "pre-arrival" or "futures" basis. These products are explicitly indicated as "pre-arrivals" or "futures" on our Website and newsletter.  Biondivino will notify you by email when your "pre-arrivals" or "futures" have arrived and are ready to be shipped.  You will be given the opportunity to coordinate the proper shipping address and method (we won't automatically ship out pre-arrival wines when they arrive).

Shipping Policy

Due to the restrictions of many state laws, we only ship wine to those states where direct shipment from a retailer is permitted by law; currently we ship to AK, CA, DC, ID, LA, MO, NE, NV, NH, NM, ND, OR, VA, WV and WY.  This list is subject to change without notice. In addition, each state imposes limitations on the amount of wine any particular resident may receive by direct shipment.  To ensure that you are able to order wine for direct shipment from our website, please consult the specific state requirements for your state.

Please note that all orders must be placed by persons who are at least 21 years old, and that age verification will be required upon receipt of your wine.  No wine will be delivered to obviously intoxicated persons and any person unable to provide age verification will forfeit their right to receive the shipment until identification is produced.  In such circumstances, the order may either be held in storage at a local depot of the shipping company until appropriate identification is produced, or shipped back to the winery.  All associated costs will be the responsibility of and be charged to the customer.

Title to, and ownership of, all wine passes from Biondivino to the purchaser in the State of California and the purchaser takes all responsibility for shipping it from California to his/her home state. By arranging for transportation of the wine, Biondivino is providing a service to, and acting on behalf of the purchaser.  By utilizing this service from Biondivino, purchaser is representing that he/she is acting in compliance with his/her local and state laws regarding the purchase, transportation and delivery of wine.  The purchaser represents that he/she has obtained any required permission, paid any required fees, is working through properly licensed intermediaries where required, is legally entitled to take possession of wine and is legally entitled to take quantities ordered.

You will be charged the applicable sales tax, if any, assessed by your state for any shipment that Biondivino makes; otherwise California sales tax will be assessed on the sale. Shipping and handling costs are not included in the cost and will appear in the shopping cart before you complete your transaction.  The carrier and service speed may vary by state and time of year, and Biondivino cannot take responsibility for the condition of any wine shipped by Ground.

Some of our products are sold on a "pre-arrival" or "futures" basis. These products are explicitly indicated as "pre-arrivals" or "futures" on our Website and newsletter.  Biondivino will notify you by email when your "pre-arrivals" or "futures" have arrived and are ready to be shipped.  You will be given the opportunity to coordinate the proper shipping address and method (we won't automatically ship out pre-arrival wines when they arrive).