Fiano – Mastroserio

A beautiful white wine done as her twin Italian sister Fiano d’Avelino with a tropical bouquet and nuances of caramel sauce drizzled over a tart tatin. The golden wine from Fair Play California has an amazing complexity in the palate where chopped wood flavors is beautifully engaged with mineralty and acidity.  The finish is slightly…

Concours Mondial du Sauvignon 2013- Best Sauvignon of Italy

Concours Mondial du Sauvignon 2013, the Italian Sauvignon fended for themselves very well in the great world competition. Concours Mondial du Sauvignon 2013, now in its fourth edition, took place at Château de Blois, in the Loire Valley, France. Even 807 participating wines from 22 producing countries, including New Zealand, Chile, France, Spain, Italy, Greece,…

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…

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….

Wine tasting Day @ Donna Olimpia Bolgheri

Last night i was invited to an amazing wine tasting offered by Philarmonica  at the estate of   Donna Olimpia Bolgheri  We started with an amazing Champagne #Charles Rosè Reserve followed by the wine of the Tenuta L” Illuminat La Morra Piedmont Dolcetto d’ Alba doc 2011 Nebbiolo Langhe doc 2009 Barbera d’ Alba doc 2008…

Chianti Classico Riserva Docg 2009 – Lilliano

Grape variety or blend: percentages Sangiovese 90%; complementary 10% (grapes from first selection) Maturing/ageing phases, times and containers used: Storage in vitreous cement tanks until malolactic fermentation is completed. Chianti Classico Riserva is aged in Allier barrels (hl 28-34) for two years . Ageing in the Bottle: 6 months (three compulsory by Law). Sensorial analysis:…