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Italian Vintage 2013 reports from the Marche, Calabria, Tuscany and Liguria

The following reports are provided by Aldo Cifola (La Monacesca), Sergio Arcuri, Loredana Tanganelli (Scopetone) and Mirco Mastroianni (Massaretti). First up, Aldo Cifola, winemaker/owner at the La Monacesca estate, recounts how his Verdicchio di Matelica fared: “Summer 2013 was complicated due to the repetitive rain showers in June and July, let alone the unprecedented eight […]

2013 Burgundy Vintage Diary Part II

The second installment of Jasper Morris MW’s blog from the vineyards of Burgundy, where the harvest continues despite unpredictable weather. Monday 30th September Sunday did indeed turn out to be dreary damp and drizzly and I doubt if many pickers were out. Monday was better, still misty and overcast for most of the day which […]

Southern Rhône Report

The South does not recall 1991 with quite as much nostalgia as the North, so we shall restrict anecdotal comparisons to more recent vintages, although no-one seemed to agree on a specific vintage to highlight. The most nominated candidates were, in order: 2006, 1999, 2001 and 2004. To complicate the issue yet further, for Vincent […]

Northern Rhône Report

Michel Chapoutier is not alone in detecting similarities between 2011 and 1991. Both followed a brace of superlative vintages and both had rather uneven growing seasons, unusual even. Indeed 1991 took rather a long time to achieve its due recognition; hopefully the same will not apply to 2011, for all the sound and fury associated […]