WINE LEGENDS : 1990 FONTODI FLACCIANELLO DELLA PIEVE

Have you ever tried 1990 Fontodi Flaccianello della Pieve, IGT, from Tuscany?  This 100% Sangiovese wine is produced in an exceptional terroir! An authentic “Terroir”, famous for centuries for its tradition of quality viticulture, thanks to a unique combination of high altitude, calcar clay schist soil, lots of light, and a fantastic microclimate slowing the […]

WINE TRAVEL:​ DISCOVERING RED WINES OF DOURO DOC, PORTUGAL

Portugal produces a wide range of wine styles through its five major DOCs. Portuguese wine has been introduced to the region by ancient civilizations such as Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Greeks and especially Romans. The Douro DOC is extremely well known for its excellent Port, but we will explore the red wines of the DOC Douro. In […]

GRAPE VARIETY: FOCUS ON SANGIOVESE

Sangiovese is the dominant and most prestigious grape variety throughout the Tuscany with a high level of acidity and tannins. This famous grape is used to make some notable wines such as Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino. Sangiovese grape is late to ripen, so it needs a warm climate, that’s why we find it widely […]

WINE LEGENDS: THE 2006 MASSETO

Tuscany ,in Italy ,is one of the best wine-making regions around the world, with its triangular shape, it seems made for cultivating vineyards. One of the most iconic wines is Masseto by Tenuta Dell’Ornellaia estate, a rare red wine made from 100% Merlot grapes. The particularity of Masseto vineyards is that they produce 7 hectares of […]

WINE TRAVEL: PINOT NOIR FROM CENTRAL OTAGO

“There is a worldwide thirst for fine New Zealand wine. Sauvignon blanc from Marlborough, Pinot Noir from Central Otago and Syrah from Hawke’s Bay have captured the imagination of wine lovers around the globe.” Winsor Dobbin New Zealand is a two-islands country  in the Pacific Ocean where grapes benefit from the maritime climate and fertile […]

GRAPE VARIETY: FOCUS ON CABERNET SAUVIGNON

Cabernet Sauvignon is a black grape variety rich in color, tannin and acidity. Its maturation usually takes place in oak barrels in order to develop smoke, vanilla, and cedar flavors. Cabernet Sauvignon is the perfect grape variety for making wines that age well thanks to its high level of tannins and acidity. To ripen, it […]

YOUR GUIDE TO RIBERA DEL DUERO WINE REGION ! 3 WINES SELECTED FOR YOU THIS WEEK!

Immerse yourself in this magnificent wine region! Spain is a millenary country, located in the south-west of Europe with a strong food and wine culture! The country is one of the largest producers of wine, and Spanish wines are popular worldwide. Today, we focus on wines made in Ribera del Duero. The region extremely hot […]