Baffonero takes its name from a vineyard, 100% Merlot, that was one of the first to be planted at Rocca di Frassinello. The company was born of a joint venture between Castellare di Castellina and Domaines Baron de Rothschild-Lafite, the most famous chateau in the world. The Baffonero vineyard lies below the winery designed by Renzo Piano, on terrain with perfect exposure.

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Tasting notes:

Intense ruby red. The nose is fruity with aromas reminiscent of various black fruits, in particular blackberries, blueberries and vanilla. In the glass, the aromatic component changes, evolving towards tobacco, chocolate and a slight hint of coffee. In the mouth it has a perceptible complexity. Full and robust with a freshness that makes it long and pleasing.

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Pairing is recommended with equally structured foods such as red meat stews and game, as well as sharp cheeses.

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Wine description


100% Merlot


DOC Maremma Toscana


in steel, 15 days at controlled temperature (27°)

Duration of refinement before bottling:

24 months in 100% new barriques

Refinement in the bottle:

12 months

Vineyard altitude:

90 mt.

Soil type:

Medium mix with a rich skeleton

Training system:

Spurred cordon

Planting density:


Grape yield per hectare:

35 Ql

Harvesting period:

First half of September

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Type of wood:

French, 225 L barriques


Awards and Rating



Robert Parker




3 Bicchieri

Miglior Rosso d'Italia


Tre Stelle



The first global digital vertical wine tasting

"In our culture, wine has great power to bring people together and create connections and bonds. In the first global vertical wine tasting across four continents, thanks to the technology of British Telecom we succeeded in doing this at the highest level. Vertical tastings happen involving people from different countries, but in our event there were tables with I Sodi di San Niccolò and Baffonero from Shanghai to New York to New Delhi, enabling people to share and exchange opinions about what our wines, though so characteristic and wedded to the land of their birth, Tuscany, have to tell the whole world in the different corners of the globe".
Paolo Panerai

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Baffonero Club

The history of Baffonero is studded with prestigious ratings and successes and it is precisely with the intention of celebrating it that this exclusive club was created.

Baffonero Club is also a club reserved for both the most demanding and passionate wine lovers and professional operators.

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