Aia Vecchia and the International Maremma

    … the spot was well imbedded in the Italian consciousness before Sassicaia called the wine world’s attention to it. The Pellegrini family has been growing grapes there for generations, and when they decided to produce their own wine they obtained the advice of the near-legendary Tibor Gal, a Hungarian, in selecting sites and varieties. After Gal’s…

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    A traditional afternoon with the wines of Carpineto

    … better at the SAQ where there is a different “attitude towards Rosé.” A gaseous medicine with exceptional salinity. Very dry saigneé, savoury and approachable. The freshly pickled strawberry is a nice touch. Farnito White 2012, Tuscany, Italy ($24.95, WineAlign) The Carpineto “White” is made from 100 per cent Chardonnay. Though the intent may…

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    …Bolgheri Serdar Kahraman May 8, 2014 @sommblog Bolgheri – cradle of Italian wine culture, unique terroir, whose fame is based on the great wines of the world of international varieties. Phenomenon of Italian winemaking in the 1970`s was called Super Tuscan wines. Super Tuscan wines referred to wines produced in Tuscany, but not in accordance…

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