Tuscany is amazing. We have it all here, the four seasons, stunning Italian masterpieces, great wine beyond just Chianti and of course: Tuscan cuisine. If you are into food, you must learn what cinghiale is. Cinghiale is a type of wild boar that roams freely in the forests of Tuscany and it makes for a [...]
Tag Archive 'Brunello di Montalcino'
By Filippo Bartolotta Yesterday afternoon the greatest Master of Sangiovese passed away. He was one of the least known, least payed and least understood wine makers in the world. And yet he was one of the greatest. Behind the scenes of a bunch of the purest, most elegant and long living Sangiovese ever. A true [...]
Filippo Bartolotta How long and how well can Brunello di Montalcino age? With this question in mind, I spent many hot days discovering Brunello producers, tasting their wines young and old, and setting foot on the diverse soils of this magical territory in southern Tuscany at 50 km from the sea, 30 km south of [...]
√Ę‚ā¨ŇďSoldera in the eighties: the rose of Montalcino√Ę‚ā¨¬Ě by Filippo Bartolotta √Ę‚ā¨ŇďThere are only ten wines worth drinking√Ę‚ā¨¬Ě. In Italy? √Ę‚ā¨ŇďNo, of course not, in the world!√Ę‚ā¨¬Ě. Gianfranco Soldera√Ę‚ā¨‚ĄĘs reputation precedes him wherever he goes and although he is aware of this, after about an hour you begin to get through to the person and [...]