Tag: super tuscan

The great wines of Gaja

There is no more controversial – or influential – figure in Italian wine than Angelo Gaja. Having recently visited all three of the family’s estates, Private Account Manager Tatiana Humphreys explores Gaja’s remarkable legacy

The Super Tuscan revolution

From revolutionary beginnings, the game-changing Super Tuscans have become part of the fine wine establishment. Italy Specialist Chris Pollington traces how these wines challenged the status quo

The rise of the Super Tuscans – and the response

In the second extract from our new book, Exploring & Tasting Wine, Chris Pollington – Italy Specialist – describes how the arrival of French grapes in Tuscany produced a clutch of new wines – and helped to spark a revival of the region’s indigenous varieties. Sangiovese, the great indigenous grape of Tuscany, is heralded today […]

Italy 2011: ripe and (almost) ready

As we release the 2011 vintage from Italy, Chris Pollington – Italy Specialist and Private Account Manager – reports on how the country’s various regions fared, and what you can expect from the wines. After the great highs and lows of the 2010 vintage in Italy, 2011 saw a return to more homogenised normality; lovely, […]