The north of Italy is home to that country’s most famous sparkling wines, including Prosecco (Veneto), Franciacorta (Lombardy) and Asti (Piemonte). Martini & Rossi is based in Turin, the capitol of Piemonte. The company is thus well-positioned to c..
On April 27, I attended a lunch with new Luce technical director, Stefano Ruini and tasted through a number of past and current releases. My reviews of the latter are below. For my notes on the vertical tasting and more about the company’s history ..
Harvest at the Falletto di Bruno Giacosa Asili Barbaresco vineyard.
Azienda Agricola Falletto di Bruno Giacosa wines are made from estate fruit. They have 50 acres divided between Serralunga d’Alba, La Morra and Barbaresco. (Wines labeled Casa ..
Michele Chiarlo’s La Court vineyard lies atop a gently rolling ridge.
This Michele Chiarlo La Court Nizza Barbera d’Asti comes from the LaCourt Estate in the commune of Castelnuovo Calcea (within Nizza, within Asti). Just under 40 miles from Tu..
Agliano Terme is the source of Coppo Pomorosso.
Coppo Barbera d’Asti represents the exciting, modern style of one of Piemonte’s traditional grapes. For decades, Barbera was a workhorse, pushed hard for volume and efficiency with little focus on..
Donnafugata Winery in sunny Marsala, Sicily.
Today’s Wine of the Day is the 2015 Donnafugata Sur Sur Grillo from Sicily. “What in the heck is a Grillo?,” you interject. Grillo is a white wine grape native to Sicily. And you should give this one..
A bottle of 2011 Montevertine Le Pergole Torte, empty before its time.
Montevertine Le Pergole Torte is a storied wine, often called on the world’s finest. It’s 100% Sangiovese. The grapes are from the Chianti Classico region of Tuscany, but th..