Monthly Archives: December 2012

An IGP Visit: Cordero di Montezemolo

Last year we visited Cordero di Montezemolo, and though one generally tries to visit new places when one returns to a region, I was very happy to see them again; they are extremely pleasant and the location is beautiful, high … Continue reading

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Garantito IGP: The Giulio Gambelli Prize Comes Down to the Wire

This time Carlo Macchi takes the stand. Almost a year has passed since Giulio Gambelli left us, and the prize in his name, aimed at young winemakers, under the age of 35, who make their wines following  his ideals, offering … Continue reading

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Garantito IGP: Sanlorenzo, A Vertical Of Brunello di Montalcino Bramante From 2003 to 2007 and Riserva 2006

This time Roberto Giuliani takes the stand. Montalcino clearly owes much of its fame to it viticultural traditions, and in particular Brunello, one of the maximum expressions of Italian wine. At present the appellation boasts a vineyard area of 3,500 … Continue reading

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An IGP Visit: Elvio Cogno

I met Elvio Cogno’s Nadia Cogno and Walter Fissore the first time I went to Piemonte, more years ago than I care to remember. At the time their cellars were mostly done but they were still working on the living … Continue reading

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Garntito IGP: The Americas in Sardegna

This time I take the stand. Slowfood’s Salone del Gusto is the occasion for all sorts of interesting conferences, and during the last edition the Regione Sardegna organized a conference on the influence of the Americas on Sardinian cooking and … Continue reading

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Tasted during Sicilia En Primeur: Benanti

Our last visit was to Benanti, which is located on the lower slopes of Mount Etna and boasts some of the most beautiful vineyards I have seen, truly ancient Carricante vines trained in the Alberello style planted on steeply sloping … Continue reading

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Barone Di Villagrande: A Few Older Vintages

The evening of Sicilia En Primeur’s Gala Dinner at Taormina I wandered about taking pictures until most of the guests had already taken their seats, and therefore found myself sitting outside, enjoying the view of the gardens of Naxos with … Continue reading

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