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

Torre a Cona: Tuscan Wine, Food and Hospitality in a Majestic Villa on the Florentine Hills

Driving around Tuscany is a captivating experience as roads can lead to a series of varied panoramic backdrops of neatly-rowed vineyards, olive groves, ancient hamlets, cypress trees standing like soldiers guarding long driveways, dried up mowed fields with scattered bales of hay, and yes, the magnificent medieval castles and villas. In one of the stretches of ancient country roads from Florence to Rignano sull’Arno, stands … Continue reading Torre a Cona: Tuscan Wine, Food and Hospitality in a Majestic Villa on the Florentine Hills

Ricasoli 1141 in Chianti Classico: The Castle, the Baron and the Wine

For almost nine centuries, the Ricasoli family of Castello di Brolio has played a leading role in Tuscany’s history of wine including the conception of Chianti Classico. In the year 1141, there was a written testimony linking the family to wine in the castle making them the first to dedicate themselves to the improvement of agriculture and viticulture after perceiving the great potential of the … Continue reading Ricasoli 1141 in Chianti Classico: The Castle, the Baron and the Wine

Fattoria La Leccia in Tuscany: A Family of Women Who Gave New Life to Their Wines

Holm oak is a special kind of tree. It can live up to a thousand years as it spreads its massive and dense umbrella crown giving protection and shield from natural adversity. Its timber is very strong and hard which has been useful carriages and agricultural tools since ancient times, as well as excellent firewood which provides long lasting fire and heat. Its acorns are … Continue reading Fattoria La Leccia in Tuscany: A Family of Women Who Gave New Life to Their Wines

Discovering the Chianti Classico of Casale dello Sparviero

“When my father, in the mid-70s, decided to invest in Tuscany, I was enchanted by the nature that surrounded the farm. I soon realized that behind a bottle of wine there was a world of passion and effort that took years to show its fruits. I tried to pass on the same passion handed down by my father Olindo to Arrigo, my son, firmly convinced … Continue reading Discovering the Chianti Classico of Casale dello Sparviero

Premiata Fattoria di Castelvecchi: Ancient Historical Winery and Vineyards in Chianti

Wine is not just a bottle with the fermented liquid product of grapes inside. There’s a vast world of research, work, passion and history behind every finished bottle. One fine example is Premiata Fattoria di Castelvecchi, a wine estate in Tuscany, Italy where the location alone unfolds hundreds of years of history. Nestled in the heart of the panoramic hills of Chianti Classico in Radda … Continue reading Premiata Fattoria di Castelvecchi: Ancient Historical Winery and Vineyards in Chianti

Castello di Meleto Casi and Poggiarso Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2017

Living the reality of Castello di Meleto is like breathing more than a thousand years of history inside the four walls of its castle on a hilltop of Gaiole di Chianti, in the road between Siena and Florence in Tuscany which overlooks the Chianti valley. What was once the Abbey of Coltibuono belonging to the Benedictine monks in the 11th century, has traversed a rich … Continue reading Castello di Meleto Casi and Poggiarso Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2017

Sensi Governato Toscano IGT 2018: Using The Old Traditional Chianti Vinification Method

Governato Toscano IGT 2018 is a product of Sensi’s passion to explore the best techniques in creating wine. With this particular vinification process, they used the “Governo all’Uso Toscano”, a vinification technique that goes back between 1834 to 1837 institutionalized by Baron Bettino Ricasoli. He divulged that the composition he considered as the most suitable for obtaining a good ready-to-drink red wine, which later became … Continue reading Sensi Governato Toscano IGT 2018: Using The Old Traditional Chianti Vinification Method

The Story of Carpineto Winery and Locanda Tana de L’Ors in Val di Zoldo of the Dolomite Mountains

Most dishes have stories to tell, some are reminiscent to a cherished past, perhaps a person, a happy moment, or maybe even a touching occasion. These are the flashbacks that flood our thoughts as the aromas and flavors connect to our senses. Reconnecting to the past becomes even more special when we find our way to dishes that we once knew. Let’s speak about a … Continue reading The Story of Carpineto Winery and Locanda Tana de L’Ors in Val di Zoldo of the Dolomite Mountains

Highlighting The Characteristics of Sensi Wines From Tuscany With Food Pairing

It’s a particular period we are all going through right now. With the stay at home orders that has been going on for months, there is much more time to dwell in the kitchen, take out the lost creativity and whip up appetizing dishes that can pair well with some bottles of wines that are waiting to be tasted in the cellar. I am dedicating … Continue reading Highlighting The Characteristics of Sensi Wines From Tuscany With Food Pairing

Tasting of Carpineto Chianti Classico Riserva and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva

Carpineto is a wine estate that produces world-renowned wines from their five estates in Tuscany. It was founded in 1967 by Giovanni Carlo Sacchet and Antonio Mario Zaccheo who envisioned an enormous potentiality in their region in producing great traditional wines. In their quest for innovative viticulture and winemaking techniques aimed at producing the best red wine that expresses the best that the terroir can … Continue reading Tasting of Carpineto Chianti Classico Riserva and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva

Rascioni & Cecconello Expresses The Excellence of Tuscan Ciliegiolo in its Wines

Considered as a minor grape, Ciliegiolo has long been overshadowed by Sangiovese throughout its course of history but in the recent years, interest has grown in the grape variety. It is now being produced as a dominant variety in blends and even more, single varietal wine in various wine regions of Italy like Liguria, Marche, Abruzzo, Lazio and Tuscany. Historically, its earliest mention was in … Continue reading Rascioni & Cecconello Expresses The Excellence of Tuscan Ciliegiolo in its Wines

Quintorè: Gualdo Del Re’s High End Tuscan Merlot Debuts in Rome

Gualdo del Re of Suvereto, Tuscany launches its new wine, the Quintorè 2016 at Retrobottega Restaurant in Rome. About twenty four guests occupying the two large sharing tables are all swirling, smelling and tasting the semi-dense dark ruby red liquid in their wine glasses, the first vintage of the estate’s Merlot vinified from a selection of grapes cultivated from a particular parcel of land of … Continue reading Quintorè: Gualdo Del Re’s High End Tuscan Merlot Debuts in Rome

Keeping the Centuries-Old Chianti Tradition at Dianella Estate in Vinci, Italy

When Francesco and Veronica Passerin d’Entreves took over Dianella Wine Estate in 2003, they started to apply the process of modernization in the vineyards and the cellar from the previous Billeri Family’s centuries old wine making facilities. In its history, they have seen success at the beginning of the 19th century when Dianella’s Chianti were being found on the tables of the best Italian trattorias … Continue reading Keeping the Centuries-Old Chianti Tradition at Dianella Estate in Vinci, Italy

Frescobaldi Tenuta Perano: Tasting The Chianti Classico From Their Newest Estate

There’s a 700-year story that the Frescobaldi Family has maintained in Tuscany which has a strong bond towards the world of wine. In the year 2017, Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi acquired a new addition to their already substantial wine empire pegging the number to seven estates in Tuscany. Prior to the acquisition, they have been managing the estate since 2014. The six other estates are Castello … Continue reading Frescobaldi Tenuta Perano: Tasting The Chianti Classico From Their Newest Estate