After 3 days the Vesuvio weekend is coming to the end. The event was organised by AutoctonoCampano, a group of Sommelier, bloggers and wine lovers that spent a lovely time on the foothill of the Vulcan to discover new grape varieties and wines.
Vin Santo is something secret and intimate that every producer cultivates deep in their heart to give pleasure around the world. The preview of the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2021 welcomed us splendidly with a tasting of ten Vin Santo’s in the Fortress of Montepulciano.
Cantina Terlan and Cantina Adriano presented the four most iconic white wines of Northern Italy over a virtual tasting on Zoom. Chardonnay Doran 2018, Terlaner I 2018, Rarity 2008 and Sauvignon Blanc Andrius 2018.
Gaiole in Chianti, you turn towards Barbischio and in a handful of kilometres of gravel road –with breathtaking countryside – you arrive at Casa al Vento. This is the way to take if you want to pull the plug and let yourself be pampered in one of the pearls of the Chianti Classico region.
Ugo Contini Bonacossi was a man who gave a lot to the wine world, bringing its attention to a denomination which was almost unknown for too long: Carmignano.
It was the ‘70’s, the ‘’creative’’ years as they were called. America was pop and rock, England entered the Common Market and Andy Warhol, for the first time said the famous phrase: “Talking counts more than doing”. In Italy, in Montalcino to be precise, there was a lot to talk about.
There are stories in the wine world which are fascinating, intriguing, unique in the way they can capture the dreams of lovers of the divine nectar. The story of Maria Flora Fuligni is most certainly one of these.
In recent years the National and International wine territories have invested time and capital in the better understanding of the richness and geological composition of their soils.
Nicola Biasi makes his wine in a breathtaking landscape and has, for many years now, produced a wine that is exciting in every sip over every vintage: Vin del La Neu.
Duccio Corsini is the new President of the Grandi Cru Association of the Tuscan Coast.