A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of drinking one of my favorite bottles of Brunello di Montalcino. Below you find my tasting notes for it. Montalcino Tuscany is hilly land, rich in forests and dotted with small villages and ancient castles. It is famous for It with its olive oils, Parma ham, cheese
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What is Monteraponi? Is it a village? Is it an estate? Is it a wine? The answer to all three questions is yes. Monteraponi is a small village in the heart of the Chianti Classico completely surrounded by forests forming its own ecosystem. It is built around three medieval square towers, which were built in
2007 Tenute Loacker – Levante – IGT Toscana Those of you that read this blog on at least a regular basis know that the Tuscan wines from Tenute Loacker are among my favorite. The other day I decided to uncork a 2007 Levante and straight away I want to say that the wine was spectacular.
Pugnitello – The Forgotten Grape Today’s topic is an ancient and almost forgotten red grape from Northern Tuscany: Pugnitello. Usually we associate Sangiovese with Tuscany as its the grape behind the likes of some of Italy’s best known wines including Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Morellino di Scansano and of course Brunello di Montalcino. Pugnitello used
Montalcino Tuscany is known for a lot of wines including Sassicaia, Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. Today’s topic is the sibling of Brunello: Rosso di Montalcino. Just like Brunello, Rosso di Montalcino is produced around the medieval town Montalcino in the heart of Tuscany. The small town with a population of just
Only recently I had the chance to try a 1997 Fattoria Villa Spoiano Vin Santo from Tuscany, Italy. Today I want to share my tasting notes with you. The answers for the wine quiz are postponed to tomorrow. What is Vin Santo? Vin Santo is a sweet wine that originated in the Chianti area of
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