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.
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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!
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
It’s been a little quite on Vino in Love lately. That’s mostly because I was first in Dusseldorf for the Gambero Rosso Tre Bicchieri tasting and ProWein and just a few days later I headed to Verona to taste some amazing Italian wines at VinItaly. I’m not a big fan of writing summary posts on
When it comes to wine, the Veneto is known mostly for Amarone and Prosecco di Valdobbiadene but the region is home to many other interesting wines including 13 DOCG and 21 DOC titles. The diversity is incredible and ranges from bold reds to light sparklers. Not too long ago, I wrote about a Custoza Superiore from Cantina Gorgo – A