San Leonardo is one of the most recognisable Bordeaux-blends of Northern Italy. It is admired by oenophiles and wine critics alike for its elegancy, longevity and consistency between vintages. In today’s article, we take a closer look at a particularly fine vintage of this Italian classic.
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San Leonardo is a red wine from the Trentino-Alto Adige region in Italy which has been recommended to me by friends and fellow wine lovers alike. Some praised it as one of the best Italian reds. Others described it to me as mind-blowing. So my expectations were obviously quite high. Were they met? Below are my thoughts on San Leonardo, vintage 2006.
Schiava, Lagrein and Gewürztraminer are among the most commonly associated grape varieties with South Tyrol but the region is also home to some astonishing white wines from international varieties like Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Tenute Loacker is one of the wineries that produces varietals out of these international varieties and in today’s wine review we will take a closer look at the 2011 Tenute Loacker Tasnim – a varietal Sauvignon Blanc.
Today’s topic is a white grape that is often associated with France, in particular Alsace where it is the second most planted variety. Of course we’re talking about Gewürztraminer. The variety has more than 1000 years of history. Its are however not in Alsace but in Tramin, Italy. Tramin is a small town in the
Recently I tried another wine from Tenute Loacker, which to frequent readers will be no stranger. A while ago I stumbled over a bottle of 2011 Raetinello – a young red wine from Loacker’s Schwarhof estate in South Tyrol. Raetinello is produced with 100% Schiava grapes. Schiava is an autochthonous grape from South Tyrol. Since in
Ferrari – the founders of Trento DOC History The history of Cantine Ferrari dates back to the beginning of the 20th century when Giulio Ferrari had the idea of creating a sparkling wine inspired by French Champagne. He founded the winery in 1902 in Trento, Italy. Furthermore, Giulio Ferrari was the first vintner to plant