Tag: Tuscany

Brunello di Montalcino 2013

Brunello di Montalcino cannot be released for sale until five years after the harvest, or six years in the case of Brunello di Montalcino Riserva. The 2013 vintage is now available. Italian Wine Buyer Davy Zyw gives us an overview of this year’s vintage conditions The 2013 Brunello di Montalcino vintage is now ready for […]

“In Vino Veritas?” by Allan Massie

“In vino veritas”: sometimes no doubt, but Forbes had been told too many lies and tall stories in too many bars – and told such himself in his heavy-drinking years – to take the old adage seriously. Nevertheless a coin has two sides, and just because someone is deep in liquor doesn’t mean he is […]

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 […]

The sipping forecast – part two

Four more of our sage winemakers share their reflections on the state of Italy’s 2014 vintage with our buyer and Italian wine expert David Berry Green Loredana Tanganelli and Antonio Brandi at Scopetone, Tuscany The 2014 vintage was much influenced by the weather: a warm, wet winter and the mild spring brought forward the flowering and the […]