Posts tagged Tuscany

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 [...]

Biondi Santi Spa Brunello Di Monalcino DOCG Villa Poggio Salvi 2004, Toscana, Italy

Montalcino is a great of example of what the entire region of Tuscany is capable of producing. Within the commune of Montalcino you have a myriad of growing conditions concentrated in a relatively small area. That results in a region that produce a wide range of variations of an established theme. Montalcino is also blessed to be large enough to produce a bountiful output that ensures great bang for the buck since the price of wine like pretty much everything else is based on supply and demand. Biondi Read more [...]

Chianti Classico DOCG Castellare Riserva 2006, Toscana, Italy

I would drink Chianti with pretty much any meal. I even love how a Chianti is spelled. I like to picture myself zooming around the villages of Tuscany on a Vespa carrying a wicker basket loaded with prosciutto (another word that is fun to spell) and a bottle of Chianti popping out of the side of my backpack at opposite angle a loaf of fresh baked bread. Chianti's charm starts before you open the bottle. It lives in a place in my imagination where Chianti is still sold in wicker-bottomed teardrop Read more [...]
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