Category Archives: Toscana

Wine making in the Maremma: 2008 Tenute Loacker – Granfalco – IGT Maremma Toscana

When Maremma meets Loacker Yes, it is time for another Tenute Loacker wine review. Slowly Italian wineries release their new vintages, which always causes great excitement. Loacker has convinced me with a load of excellent Tuscan & South Tyrolean wines for many years. Only recently, I had the pleasure to try their newly released 2008

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2009 Tenute Piccini – Il Pacchia – IGT Maremma Toscana: 2 ‘glasses’ Gambero Rosso for 4.99€

2 ‘Glasses’ For 4.99€ Today’s wine review is different. Usually I do not review wines for under 10€ – most of the time they are not worth mentioning. This wine is worth mentioning. A few weeks ago, a friend of mine brought over a bottle of 2009 Tenute Piccini Il Pacchia. A Tuscan blend of

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2009 Tenuta di Montecucco – Passonaia – Montecucco DOC

Montecucco – Another Tuscan Appellation In the heart of Tuscany lies the city of Cinigano but the area is better known as Montecucco DOC – another Sangiovese-based Tuscan appellation. Tenuta di Montecucco cultivates over 700 hectares (1730 acres) of land. Next to wine the winery also produces olive oil and grappa. Furthermore, Tenuta di Montecucco

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The History of Super Tuscans and 2004 Podere Guado al Melo – Guado al Melo – Bolgheri Superiore DOC

The History of Super Tuscans Today I want to take you to a trip to the Tuscan coast. To be exact to the comune Castagneto Carducci. The surrounding area is better known by the name Bolgheri. In fact, Bolgheri is a suburb of Castagneto Carducci. Only recently I bought (and tried) a “Super Tuscan” from

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2009 Tenuta Argentiera – Poggio ai Ginepri – Bolgheri DOC

Super-Tuscan – Not your typical Italian wine In my last article I wrote about a wine from Montepulciano, Tuscany. In case you missed out on this stunning Vino Nobile di Montepulciano then follow this link to read the tasting notes for it. Today I have some tasting notes for another wine from Tuscany; this one

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