This post is my entry in the 17th edition of the Monthly Wine Writing Challenge (#MWCC17). The theme, epiphany, was set by the previous winner John of The Wine Raconteur. This marks also my first ever entry in this monthly competition.
Today’s post is all about Lombrone, a Sangiovese varietal that hails from Montecucco in Tuscany. Montecucco is a wine-producing area which sits between Scansano, best known for Morellino di Scansano, and Montalcino, birthplace of the world-famous Brunello di Montalcino.
As some of you might know, last week I went to a Gambero Rosso wine event together with fellow wine lover Emi. After the tasting we headed to one of Emi’s favorite wine bars, Sarfati which only serves so-called natural wines. A natural wines bar? Yes!
Another month has passed and it’s time for Vino in Love’s end of the month Mini Reviews. This month’s edition covers 14 wines and is slightly dominated by German wines. Some of them may be more difficult to find than others. When available, I’ll post a Wine Searcher link to help you find the wine. 2010 Agricola
Over the last weeks I tasted a good number of reds. In this post I will highlight three of them of which I believe are of particularly good value. The first is a Barolo, the second a Montepulciano d’Abruzzo and the third a Cannonau Riserva.
Corvina and Rondinella form the basis of every Amarone della Valpolicella, one of Italy’s signature wines. Rarely do wineries blends these grape varieties with international grapes like Syrah or other Italian grapes like Teroldego which is primarily grown in Trentino-Alto Adige. One of producers who broke with this convention is Tabucchi d’Illasi with their 2007 Dandarin Veneto IGT.
In February, I wrote about Summa, a delicious Custoza Superiore produced by Cantina Gorgo, which is perfect for warm spring evenings. Today I want to highlight one of Cantina Gorgo’s red wines: 2012 Monte Maggiore Bardolino Superiore DOCG. I “discovered” this wine during my trip to VinItaly in March. I like it so much that I brought multiple bottles back to