Italy, Maremma Toscana

This is my second report on the wines of Maremma Toscana, an often-overlooked appellation that is located in the southern part of coastal Tuscany....

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Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino: Nouvelle Vague

Thanks to a group of “new wave” producers, we see a more complex and reliable side of Brunello di Montalcino with the excellent 2019 vintage....

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Italy, Tuscany: New Releases from Chianti Classico and a Spotlight on Lamole

This report features new Chianti Classico releases and a group of like-minded producers from the nine wine estates that operate in the Lamole enclave....

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Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino: Lackluster New Releases (with a Few Gems)

I was left wanting more from these wines, but among the 2018 Brunellos that constitute the bulk of this report, I found a few stars to collect....

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Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino: Cellar Secrets from Il Poggione (2021-1945)

One of Montalcino’s oldest estates, Il Poggione boasts an extensive library of back vintages in their cellars—perfect for a retrospective tasting....

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Italy, Tuscany, Chianti Classico: New and Familiar Faces

With forward-looking leadership and a group of mostly like-minded producers, this is a dynamic appellation that deftly reinvents itself at a fast pace....

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Italy, Tuscany, Maremma Toscana: A Spotlight on Ciliegiolo

While tasting samples at the Consorzio Tutela Vini della Maremma Toscana in Grosseto, the red wines made with Ciliegiolo immediately stood out....

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Italy, Tuscany, Maremma Toscana: Viva Vermentino

This is my first-ever report focused solely on the wines of Maremma Toscana, one of the youngest DOC appellations in Tuscany....

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Italy, Tuscany, Bolgheri: New Releases

Bolgheri has become one of Italy’s most important appellations. It is one of the proverbial “three Bs” in Italian wine: Barolo, Brunello and Bolgheri....

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Italy, Tuscany: A Full Retrospective of Tua Rita Redigaffi

I reviewed all 26 vintages of the Merlot-based Redigaffi, which confirmed that a great wine remains a great wine despite environmental challenges....

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