Category Archives: Italian Whites

Villa Montepaldi: Teaching Means Doing, Too

Villa Montepaldi is one of the older estates in Chianti Classico. It now belongs to the University of Florence, which uses it as a teaching and reserach facility. They’re doing it right, too; the wines are quite nice. Continue reading

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A Vertical of Valle D’Aosta DOC Muscat, from 2001 to 2011

The Valle D’Aosta boasts many interesting wines, including a fine Muscat made in the town of Chambrave. La Crotta de Vegneron, one of the more important cooperatives, presented a vertical from 2001 to 2011, and I was much impressed. Continue reading

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Le Caniette: Wines from The Marches

Le Caniette is a historic winery of the Marches, though it didn’t start out that way: when Raffaele Vagnoni purchased the property in 1897 and moved in with his family, they did make wine, among other things, but also concentrated … Continue reading

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Tasted at Vinitaly: Mastroberardino

This spring Pietro Mastroberardino organized a historic Taurasi vertical extending not quite to prehistory, but well into the mists of time. I was alas unable to attend, and was therefore forced to enjoy it vicariously, via Luciano Pignataro’s wonderful description … Continue reading

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Tasted at Vinitaly: Balter

Balter is one of the estates the Consorzio took us to in the course of the Trento DOC presentation held in December 2012. A fine choice; the winery is located in a fortified Maso that has belonged to the Balter … Continue reading

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The 2013 Vernaccia di San Gimignano Anteprina

The Consorzio della Vernaccia di San Gimignano has by now established a successful formula for its Anteprima, presenting on the one hand a comparison between Vernaccia and another white wine, and on the other the latest releases. This year the … Continue reading

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Garantito IGP: Grecomusc’ 2011 Campania IGT

This time Luciano takes the stand. We have already had occasion to speak of this wine on Garantito IGP, to be precise the 2008 Grecomusic in the summer of 2010, when there were three of us running the show. I … Continue reading

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