WINE TRAVEL: PETRA

The last winery of the trip our Wine Educator Vittoria had this August was Petra. Founded in 1997, the Petra estate lies close to the ancient village of Suvereto, Tuscany. Their vineyards are planted on the hills of Val di Corina, therefore Petra has the soul of Tuscan Maremma and the spirit of ancient times. […]

WINE TRAVEL: Tenuta Tignanello

The next estate that our teacher visited this August was Tenuta Tignanello. The estate is in the heart of Chianti Classico, in the hillsides between the Greve and Pesa river valleys. The estate’s prized vineyards lie on soils that originated from marine marlston, rich in limestone and schist. The winery produces three red wines, which […]

WINE TRAVEL: ORNELLAIA

The second winery that our teacher Vittoria visited in Tuscany was Ornellaia. The estate was founded in 1981 by Marchese Lodovico Antinori, with the first vintage in 1985. Today, it is particularly known for making one of Italy’s most famous and expensive wines, which shares the same name. This Bordeaux-style blend is one of the […]

WINE TRAVEL: CAIAROSSA

This August, our Wine Educator Vittoria visited a few Tuscan wineries. The first winery of this wonderful trip was Caiarossa. The estate situated to the southeast of the city of Pisa was founded in 1998, and since then followed the principles of biodynamic agriculture. In 2004 the estate was bought by Eric Albada Jelgersma, a […]

GRAPE VARIETY: FOCUS ON CABERNET FRANC

Cabernet Franc is a black-skinned French wine grape variety grown in most wine producing nations. The variety is most famously known as the third grape of Bordeaux and can be found in many of the world’s top Bordeaux Blend wines. It can also be vinified alone. Outside France, Cabernet Franc is grown in Italy, New […]

WINE LEGEND: Percarlo 2015 by Fattoria San Giusto a Rentennano

“Fattoria San Giusto A Rentennano is one of the true jewels of Chianti Classico and Percarlo is their greatest achievement.” – Geoff Pattison The 2015 vintage has produced a number of legendary wines in Tuscany and the Percarlo 2015 by Fattoria San Giusto A Rentennano is one of the most gorgeous examples of that year. […]

WINE LEGEND: Montevertine Le Pergole Torte 1999

“It is simply one of the world’s elite wines.” – Robert Parker Le Pergole Torte 1999 is a brilliant wine from Montevertine winery located in Radda, in the Chianti hills in Tuscany. The winery was started in 1967 when Sergio Manetti bought the property and planted five acres of grapes with the idea of producing […]

WINE LEGEND: ORNELLAIA 1995

« The faithful expression of unique terroir developed in harmony with nature »  Ornellaia 1995 is an exceptional wine from Ornellaia winery located in Bolgheri, a wine region known mainly for deeply colored, supple yet age-worthy red wines. The vineyards lie hidden in the foothills, from 50 to 120 meters above sea level facing the Mediterranean coast. […]

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 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 […]