From Antonio Galloni – 2005 Barolo: A Dark Horse Emerges

Two thousand five has never been a vintage of obvious across the board greatness in Barolo as it was in both Burgundy and Bordeaux, its two closest global peers. The weather was much more challenging, which, among other things, made the wines hard to read at the outset. Now, at ten years of age, the…

Bricco Dell’Uccellone 2009 Docg – Braida

The vineyard takes its name from the old woman who lived in the house adjacent to the vineyard. The lady was always dressed in black and there fore given the nickname “l’uselun” (big bird). APPELLATION: Barbera d’Asti d.o.c.g. VARIETY: Barbera. VINEYARD: Rocchetta Tanaro. VINIFICATION: temperature controlled maceration with careful cap management for 20 days. MATURATION: 15 months of ageing in 225…

Ai Suma

“Here we are. It’s the right level”; this is the meaning of the dialect term “Ai Suma”. This wine is only produced in particular favourable years which represents the “zenith” of the company. APPELLATION: Barbera d’Asti d.o.c.g. VARIETY: Barbera, late harvest. VINEYARD: Rocchetta Tanaro. VINIFICATION: temperature controlled maceration with intense cap management for 20 days. MATURATION: 15 months in 225…

16 Italian in the Top 100 di Wine Spectator

After launching release in fits and starts on the top ten most anticipated by manufacturers, retailers and wine lovers , the drafting of Wine Spectator has unveiled the wine judged best of the year , Spain’s La Rioja Imperial Gran Reserva 2004 Cune , with a score of 95 / 100 , priced $ 63…

Italian Wine Regions (1)

The list of Italian wine regions is organized by highest volume of D.O.C. wines. 1-Tuscany (~18% DOC production) Try red wines from Bolgheri and Cortona Tuscany is home to the Chianti region which is the most famous region for Sangiovese. When Sangiovese became the required major grape in Chianti during the 1970′s, the other noble grapes (Cab and…

Map of Italian Wine Regions

Italian wine is one of the most difficult regions to get to know. Why? Well for one, the Italians use an esoteric wine labeling system, like the French. But that’s not even the biggest problem. The hardest part is learning all the different grape varieties. At the moment, there are about 350 official Italian wine varieties….