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Sangiovese, Vigna Piuca, Azienda Agricola Castellinuzza e Piuca, Chianti Classico DOCG, Gran Selezione, Greve in Chianti, Toscana, Italia, 2017, 14% abv.
I liked colleagues Melanie and Giuseppe right away. I had booked a premier tasting at the Casa Chianti Classico in Radda to learn more about the structure of Chianti Classico. We connected quickly over a conversation about Canadian fish and … Continue reading
Posted in Italy, RED, Sangiovese Tagged Ananta, Casa Chianti Classico, Castellinuzza e Piuca, Chianti Classico, Gallo Nero, Gran Selezione, Greve in Chianti, italia, Italy, Radda in Chianti, red wine, Riserva, toscana, Tuscany, Vigna Piuca Leave a comment
Sangiovese, Occhio di Pernice, Avignonesi Winery, Vin Santo di Montepulciano DOC, Montepulciano, Toscana, Italia, 2005, 12.5% abv, 50 € (100 ml)
Before we travelled to Italy, I had planned a casual visit to the Avignonesi Winery, imagining I’d simply enjoy some Vino Nobile di Montepulciano on the patio enroute from Perugia to Greve. I had enjoyed their wine before in Canada, … Continue reading
Posted in OTHER Tagged Avignonesi Winery, biodynamic, italia, Italy, montepulciano, Occhio di Pernice, red wine, Sangiovese, toscana, Tuscany, Vin santo, Vin Santo di Montepulciano DOC, wine 4 Comments
Sangiovese, Podere Scopetone, Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Montalcino, Toscana, Italia, 2017, 14% abv.
We met with Loredana Tanganelli and her daughter Giada at Podere Scopetone on the outskirts of the old walled Tuscan town of Montalcino. Loredana and husband Antonio Brandi have owned the petite estate of only about 2.5 hectares since 2009 … Continue reading
Montevertine, Rosso di Toscana, Radda, Toscana IGT, Italy, 2009, 13% abv, C$50
Let’s just cut to the chase. The Montevertine Rosso is, well… outstanding. A Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Colorino blend made by winemaker Martino Manetti, the winery left the world of the rule-bound Consorzio and declared itself an IGT rated producer after the 1990 vintage. The wine … Continue reading
Posted in Canaiolo, Colorino, Italy, OTHER, RED, Sangiovese Tagged IGT, Italy, Montevertine, Radda, red wine, Tuscany Leave a comment