Posts tagged 2004

Michele Satta Toscana IGT Cavaliere 2004, Tuscany, Italy

Wine producer Michele Satta from Tuscany, Italy produces a wide range of wines. Relying on some traditional DOC blends and branching out with non DOC conforming products – he really adopts the principle of variety being the spice of life. One of the best value wines he offers is his Toscana IGT Cavaliere. I sampled the 2004 version and this 100% Sangiovese in the company of vineyard big-wig Fabio Motta. He talked about the taste and mentioned Cocoa – I tasted truffle, the chocolate variety of Read more [...]

Brunello Di Montalcino DOCG Clan Destino 2004, Toscana, Italy

Maximino Hernandez from the Pinino winery in Tuscany brimmed with pride as he carefully poured me a glass of his high end Brunello Di Montalcino DOCG Clan Destino 2004. I can't say how happy I was to meet such a eager proponent of his wine, and that it offered me a chance to compare to another 2004 Brunello DOCG (see previous blog, Le Ragnaie...) from the same year. Max's pride came from the fact that this is the first vintage produced by Pinino name while under his (co-) ownership. The minerality Read more [...]

Le Ragnaie Brunello Di Montalcino, Toscana, Italy

Italian laws can be quite inflexible when it comes to naming rights for its wines. Montalcino has been producing its Brunello Di Montalcino for eons by aging the wine for at least two and a half years in wooden barrels. In nineteen-eighty-four wine makers in Montalcino won the right to market their wines that were barrelled for only 6 months under the new name of Rosso Di Montalcino and retain the prestigious Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita. Le Ragnaie is one of the smaller vineyards Read more [...]

Toscana IGT Quattro Chiacchiere 2004, Tuscany, Italy

Tuscan Whites are traditionally made from the Vernaccia di San Gimignano grape. The two wines I will be music matching today represent the traditional and a “Super”Tuscan made from the ubiquitous Chardonnay grape. Azienda Agricola Colognole has planted Chardonnay grapes in their fertile Tuscan vineyards – eschewing traditional techniques and concocting a mature, and sensual wine that could be best paired with some Barry White, candlelight evenings and a bear-skin rug lying in front of a smouldering Read more [...]
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