Tag: Tuscany

Cecchi Morellino Di Scansano 2018
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A Versatile Italian Red

I’ve often heard it said that if you are in a restaurant or at home struggling to find a wine to pair with your dinner, you would not go far wrong by picking an Italian. Well this Morellino Di Scansano from Tuscany would fit the bill perfectly, being predominately Sangiovese 90% and the further 10% made up of other local indigenous grapes, it’s almost the perfect ‘go with anything’ wine. Morellino Di Scansano 2018 The…

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Gattavecchi - Rosso Di Montepulciano 2016
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Gattavecchi Rosso Di Montepulciano 2016

At a recent trip to Tuscany we stopped by at the Gattavecchi winery in the Argiano area in south Montepulciano, where we tasted amongst others this Rosso Di Montepulciano. Although it wasn’t the best wine we tasted on our Tuscany tour, it seemed kind of honest and typical of a lot of the wines served at the local bars and on opening this again a few months later it immediately transported me back to this…

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Villa Antorini Toscana 2015
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Is this a super ‘Super Tuscan’ ??

A Super Tuscan, a wine made in Tuscany that uses the IGT label, doesn’t follow the traditional DOCG rules but still uses grapes grown in the Tuscan region. Well, this Villa Antinori 2015 is from Tuscany, yes it is made with predominately Sangiovese and yes it includes non-indigenous grapes including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah from the area but is it truly a Super Tuscan, when I say super I mean is it really a…

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villa nardelli Sangiovese
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Villa Nardelli – Cuvée Carolina 2016

Hot on the heels of our recent trip to Tuscany, where we tasted some pretty decent wines, I am still enjoying and actively seeking out anything Italian that looks remotely interesting and this ‘Villa Nardelli’ fits the bill perfectly. Not that the bottle looks anything special, in fact, it reminds me of something you would find gathering dust at the back of a sleepy Italian restaurant but believe me, don’t let the label fool you…

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