In the area between Montepulciano and Acquaviva, in the province of Siena, Tuscan viticulture produces yet another wine of great quality: the Nobile di Montepulciano wine, in fact. In this area Federico Forsoni initially bought 35 hectares of land, which today have become 50, with the main purpose of raising livestock and producing cereals, reserving six hectares of vineyard for the production of wine for family use. [Read more…] about Bianco Toscano 2015, Poderi Sanguineto I e II
There is no doubt that Gaja today is a most famous brand of Italian wine in the world: already in 1985 his Barbaresco was defined “the finest wine ever made in Italy”, and in 1998, Angelo Gaja, was awarded by the international wine press “man of the year”.
Angelo is Piemontese but he is also a constantly active person, looking for new challenges, determined to produce and make his wines known around the world. [Read more…] about Bolgheri Rosso Ca’ Marcanda 2018, Gaja
How to explain a wine produced by Montesecondo?
This is the first question I asked myself, in search of a stimulus that would alone enclose the articulated human, territorial and productive reality that characterize this winery. [Read more…] about Tïn Rosso 2019, Montesecondo
Historical sources speak of the existence of a farm in Montalcino, in the south-eastern quadrant of Castelnuovo dell’Abate, called Uccelliera. The farm, named after the hunting activity that was conducted there, by means of trained prey birds, was also famous for the luxuriance of its land. [Read more…] about Brunello di Montalcino 2015, Uccelliera
In the area of Montalcino, in Valdicava, in the northeastern quadrant of the hill, there are the historic vineyards of the Le Chiuse winery, a winery that can be traced back to the legendary Biondi Santi family.
Everything begins in 1700 thanks to the marriage between Jacopo Biondi and Maria Tamanti that brings in dowry some lands included within this famous denomination that, as a matter of fact, did not exist yet. [Read more…] about Brunello di Montalcino 2016, Le Chiuse
There are some occasions when it is problematic to tell a winery without falling into the obvious that, inevitably, brings a fame of the caliber of the one that, with good reason, can boast of Fontodi. Actually this story begins several generations ago for the fame of the Manetti family (owner of the winery) in the production of terracotta, to the point of providing it also for the recoating of the Florence Duomo dome and for the reconstruction of Uffizi Gallery flooring. [Read more…] about Flaccianello della Pieve 2010, Fontodi
Few wine brands in the world can boast a history of over seven centuries, like the one that belongs to the Frescobaldi family, one of the most illustrious standard-bearer of the made in Italy wine in the world. The Frescobaldis, in fact, are a family whose first exponents moved from the Val di Pesa, where they owned land including the estate of Castiglioni (their oldest agricultural property), to Florence around the year 1000. [Read more…] about Benefizio Riserva Castello di Pomino 2016, Marchesi Frescobaldi
If the area of the southern Tuscan Coast has its own wine history based on indigenous vines, such as Sangiovese and Ciliegiolo, and the central one is firmly guarded by the wines of Bolgheri, to the north it is difficult to identify an equally developed productive tradition. For this reason it is even more surprising the incredible positioning work that the Duemani farm has been able to do in just twenty years of history. [Read more…] about G.Punto 2019, Duemani
When trying to describe the evolution of Brunello di Montalcino over the last 40 years, one of the names that I personally consider essential is that of Gianni Brunelli and his winery. Although, unfortunately, the love story between Montalcino and this winemaker lasted just twenty years and ended prematurely with his death, the values expressed resist time, thanks to the perseverance of Gianni’s wife, Laura, who today continues to lead the winery with the same determination. [Read more…] about Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2013, Gianni Brunelli – Azienda Agraria Le Chiuse Di Sotto
If the area of the southern Tuscan Coast has its own wine history based on indigenous vines, such as Sangiovese and Ciliegiolo, and the central one is firmly guarded by the wines of Bolgheri, to the north it is difficult to identify an equally developed productive tradition. For this reason it is even more surprising the incredible positioning work that the Duemani farm has been able to do in just twenty years of history. [Read more…] about Altrovino 2018, DueMani
We are in Massa Marittima, in the province of Grosseto, about twenty kilometers from the Tyrrhenian Sea, in the upper Maremma Toscana, in an area characterized by metalliferous hills; here, in 1985, Fabrizio Niccolaini and his wife Patrizia Bartolini founded the farm Massa Vecchia. While remaining in the family, the management of the company passed, from 2009 to 2018, into the hands of Patrizia’s daughter, Francesca Sfrondini, who manages it in partnership with Daniel and Ines Wattenhofer, Thomas Frischknecht and Rocco Delli Colli. [Read more…] about Ariento 2018, Massa Vecchia
The wine production of the Antinori family boasts, among its ranks, real wine monuments, able to warm the hearts of their fans around the world. On the other hand, it is still one of the oldest Maison, now in its twenty-sixth generation, with Albiera, Alessia and Allegra Antinori, daughters of the Marquis Piero Antinori, after more than 600 years of history. [Read more…] about Guado al Tasso 2015, Antinori
Historical sources report that the Allegrini family played a prominent role among the rich landowners of Valpolicella already in the 16th century, a role that led them to become among the most famous wine producers of that area. Among the leading figures of this family, a special mention, also for the purposes of our history, goes to Walter Allegrini, who joined the company in 1983 as head of viticulture. [Read more…] about Dedicato a Walter 2016, Poggio al Tesoro
According to the available historical sources, it would seem that the history of the area of Carmignano has its roots in the Early Middle Ages, with documents attesting to its agricultural vocation dating back to 804 BC. Certainly, in the eighteenth century, these lands were renowned for their wine production, so much so that Cosimo III de’ Medici, with his 1716 ban, regulated their production legally, including them among the most suitable Tuscany areas. [Read more…] about Carmignano Terre a Mano 2016, Fattoria di Bacchereto
If the area of the southern Tuscan Coast has its own wine history based on indigenous vines, such as Sangiovese and Ciliegiolo, and the central one is firmly guarded by the wines of Bolgheri, to the north it is difficult to identify an equally developed productive tradition. For this reason it is even more surprising the incredible positioning work that the Duemani farm has been able to do in just twenty years of history. [Read more…] about Cabernet Franc Duemani 2016, DueMani
The history of Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona winery begins in the seventeenth century when the Bishop of Montalcino and of the Sant’Antimo Abbey, Fabius de’ Vecchis, builds an episcopal palace in Castelnuovo dell’Abate, in the south-east quadrant of the current Brunello di Montalcino docg area. After the death of the Bishop, the palace and the related lands were bought and sold until the middle of the 20th century when they finally came into the possession of the Ciacci family which, shortly after, became related to the Piccolomini d’Aragona family, descendant of Pope Pius II. [Read more…] about Rosso di Montalcino Rossofonte 2016, Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona
It’s not possible to talk about Radda in Chianti without thinking about the fact that this area, in the heart of Chianti Classico, has been underestimated for a long time because of its excessive altitude. This morphological condition allowed with great difficulty the Sangiovese to age properly and so the wines of Radda were almost always considered too thin, slightly scarce in substance. [Read more…] about Chianti Classico 2016, Azienda Agricola Caparsa
On Monday, November 22nd, took place in Milan, in the halls of The Westin Palace hotel, the famous Chianti Classico Collection event, a particularly prestigious appointment that allows you to get an idea of the next vintages coming out of this famous denomination, protected and promoted, since 1924, by the Chianti Classico Consortium.
The event brought to Milan more than 60 companies operating in the Chianti Classico area and many of them, in addition to the wines with that denomination, have opted to present also those that, while remaining local wines, fall under the name Toscana IGT. [Read more…] about Chianti Classico Collection 2021 a Milano
According to official records, the village of Olena was a real Tuscan farm, halfway between Florence and Siena, self-sufficient already in the 12th century, while the neighboring and coeval village of Isole became a real farm only in 1700 by the Elmi family. In the 1950s a certain Francesco De Marchi, descendant of a Piedmontese family in the Lessona area, who has been producing Piedmontese wines for three generations, moved to Tuscany and bought the two farms, giving rise to the Isole e Olena winery. [Read more…] about Cabernet Sauvignon Collezione Privata 2016, Isole e Olena
Tenuta di Trinoro, one of the most famous Italian wineries, is located in Sarteano, 80 kilometers south of Siena, in a strip of land almost on the border between Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio. Here the volcanic Andrea Franchetti established his first winery with the same experimental vision with which previously, since the 1960s, he had founded restaurants in New York in the East Village and dedicated himself to import Italian wines to the United States. [Read more…] about Campo di Tenaglia 2018, Tenuta di Trinoro