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.
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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
Because of my travels in March I had less time to write about all the wines that I tasted throughout the month. So I thought I revive the end of the month Mini-Review theme. If you are not familiar with my Mini-Reviews.
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
Italy is full of relatively rare grape varieties. Not too long ago I tried a varietal Verdeca, a grape variety which I was completely unfamiliar with. The wine, 2013 Feudi di San Marzano Veredeca Sud Puglia IGT, was brought to me from Apulia by a friend. In fact, Apulia is nowadays one of the few regions
From time to time, I blog about non-Italian wines. Usually that happens when I either particularly like or dislike a bottle. Lately, I’ve been drinking quite often South African Pinotage which I began to really start to enjoy after I tried some excellent ones at a South African wine tasting in Munich last year. Spier’s 21 Gables Pinotage is