Sensi Fattoria di Calappiano Collegonzi Ciliegiolo 2020

Here’s a wine label of Sensi Winery produced at Fattoria di Calappiano, which follows the principles of organic farming. It is obtained from 100% Ciliegiolo which are cultivated in a hilly terrain about 150 meters asl on sandy, limestone and marl substrates with sandy shale rich in marine fossils. Fermentation takes place at a controlled temperature in stainless steel tanks for 15 days, followed by … Continue reading Sensi Fattoria di Calappiano Collegonzi Ciliegiolo 2020

Enoteca Quartino: Where Great Wine Labels Meet A Gastronomic Kitchen

Dedication to the great Italian and French wine labels with a modern gastronomic kitchen is the idea of Enoteca Quartino. Marco and Giacomo Wu, two brothers who were born and raised in Rome learned the ins and outs of their parents’ business of wine export to China and wholesale distribution of products for Chinese restaurants in Italy. Business minded themselves, they decided to conquer their … Continue reading Enoteca Quartino: Where Great Wine Labels Meet A Gastronomic Kitchen

The White Soul of Brolio, Francesco Ricasoli Presents Ricasoli 1141 Torricella From 1943 to 2019

Chianti Classico, a region dominated by red wine production, is also an excellent territory for white wines with great aging potential as proven by Castello di Brolio Torricella of Ricasoli 1141. At the vertical tasting of the wines with AIS Rome Delegation that was guided by Valentino Tesi, Best Sommelier of AIS Italy in 2019, Francesco Ricasoli, president of Ricasoli 1141, showcased 13 vintages (14 … Continue reading The White Soul of Brolio, Francesco Ricasoli Presents Ricasoli 1141 Torricella From 1943 to 2019

The Six Different Personalities of Bellone at Cincinnato Winery

Cincinnato Winery, a wine cooperative led by Nazzareno Milita, has been producing wines in Cori in the Italian region of Lazio (about 70 kilometers from Rome) since 1947 with more than 550 hectares of land and 105 family growers of grapes. The cultivation is specific to the native grape varieties of the region which are mainly Nero Buono and Bellone, as well as Greco, Malvasia … Continue reading The Six Different Personalities of Bellone at Cincinnato Winery

Campania Stories 2020: Most Notable Wines From the Preview Tasting

After months of delay caused by the Covid-19 lockdown, this year’s Campania Stories edition took place on the first four days of September 2020 in Mec Paestum Hotel in the town of Paestum, an ancient Greek city on the coastal area of Magna Graecia. Campania Stories is an annual wine event that was conceptualized and organized by Miriade & Partners with the aim of presenting … Continue reading Campania Stories 2020: Most Notable Wines From the Preview Tasting

Pairing Tenuta Montemagno Invictus 2018 with Pan Seared Pork Chops and Smashed Potatoes

Nestled on the hills of Monferrato in Piedmont, Tenuta Montemagno is a producer of wines belonging to some of the acclaimed wines in Italy. Proprietor Tiziano Barea opened the winery and a relais in a restored 16th century farmhouse fitted with modern technology. Amidst the 100-hectare property, surrounded by rolling hills, hazelnut orchards, and sunflower fields, 17 hectares are dedicated to the cultivation of authochtonous … Continue reading Pairing Tenuta Montemagno Invictus 2018 with Pan Seared Pork Chops and Smashed Potatoes

La Crota Restaurant’s Piedmontese Culinary Identity with Le Strette and Cascina Gilli Wines

Authentic flavors of Piedmontese tradition make up the kitchen of La Crota Restaurant. Recognized for recreating the experience of tasting the most authentic and genuine Langhe cuisine, Chef Danilo Lorusso perseveres in highlighting the richness of the flavors of his region by reviving old dishes and bringing his personal touch to the kitchen. Meaning wine cellar in the local dialect, La Crota is now reaching … Continue reading La Crota Restaurant’s Piedmontese Culinary Identity with Le Strette and Cascina Gilli Wines

Pairing Cantina Del Tufaio Sauvignon Blanc 2016 with Fava Bean Salad and Fish

AnNike 2016 is made with 100% Sauvignon Blanc, with a 12-day fermentation without the skin at a 16°C controlled temperature. Aged in stainless steel tanks on fine lees for eight months and another six months in the bottle at 14°C.  It has a straw yellow color and crystal-clear limpidity. Although it’s meant to be enjoyed young, the wine is still continuing to show the peak … Continue reading Pairing Cantina Del Tufaio Sauvignon Blanc 2016 with Fava Bean Salad and Fish

Tenuta San Francesco È ISS Tintore Prephilloxera 2015

Tenuta San Francesco È ISS 2015. Made with 100% centuries-old pre-phylloxera own-rooted or ungrafted vines called Tintore. The production is only between 3,000 to 4,000 bottles per annum. The fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks then aged in large wooden barrels between 18 to 24 months and a few more months in the bottle before being released. This ruby red wine has a great … Continue reading Tenuta San Francesco È ISS Tintore Prephilloxera 2015

The Roman Preview of the Merano Wine Festival on November 2019 in Merano, Italy

The weekend of the 14th and 15th September 2019 saw the fourth Roman preview of the 28th edition of the Merano Wine Festival held at the 19th century Acquario Romano in Rome.  The Merano Wine Festival will take place soon in Merano between 8 to 12 November 2019 and this year’s edition is dedicated to the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci and it is … Continue reading The Roman Preview of the Merano Wine Festival on November 2019 in Merano, Italy

Sensi Tua Rosa, A Chianti Wine Producer’s Tribute to Women

Let’s start with the beautiful setting of Fattoria di Calappiano, a Tuscan villa built in the Renaissance period by the Grand Duke I De Medici. It was built as one of the first models of wine-growing and producing farmhouses in Tuscany. In the 1800s, it was procured by Henry Savage Landor, grandson of the important English writer Walter Savage Landor who was considered Shakespeare’s most … Continue reading Sensi Tua Rosa, A Chianti Wine Producer’s Tribute to Women

Vignaioli Specogna Oltre 2013

Vignaioli Specogna Oltre 2013. Blend of 3 native grapes of Friuli: Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso, Schiopettino and Pignolo. Long maceration with the skin, aged in barrique for 2 years then another 6 months in the bottle. Harmonious full-bodied wine with deep ruby red color. Ample complexity in the nose with dark stone fruits, berries, toasted, spices, chocolate, licorice. In the mouth, it gets even more … Continue reading Vignaioli Specogna Oltre 2013

Vignaioli Specogna Pinot Grigio Ramato

Vignaioli Specogna Pinot Grigio Ramato 2011. Crystal clear with a deep copper color coming from the maceration of the Pinot Grigio’s gray purple skin with the must for a period of 10 to 15 days (depending on the vintage). Afterwards it was aged in barriques made of oak and cherry wood. This Pinot Grigio Ramato Riserva is attained from six different vintages (2011 to 2016) … Continue reading Vignaioli Specogna Pinot Grigio Ramato

Il Verro Coda di Pecora 2015

Il Verro Coda di Pecora Sheep 2015. Cesare Avenia of Il Verro is the only producer of this autochthonous grape of Campania. Thanks to him, we can still enjoy it in the bottle. A very interesting dry wine with a very faint sweetness like cotton candy in the nose, lots of minerals including hydrocarbon, ripe yellow stone fruit and fresh flowers. It has a long … Continue reading Il Verro Coda di Pecora 2015

Lunarossa Quartara Fiano 2013

Lunarossa Quartara Fiano 2013. Made with Fiano grapes from Colli di Salerno. Fermented in terracotta amphorae which are partially buried in the ground, aged in big wooden barrels for 12 months then 9 to 10 months in bottles without being filtered. Intense straw yellow with hints of gold, very intense and complex in the nose with lots of spices and mature exotic fruits. On the … Continue reading Lunarossa Quartara Fiano 2013