This week on Snooth we have a bevy of informative articles. I am starting it off with my in-depth look at a sentimental favorite: Teroldego. This grape, indigenous to the Trentino region of Italy, has a fascinating history that's remarkably well documented. This week's installment offers an introduction to the grape and will be followed by essays on the geology, genealogy, viticulture, and attributes that make Teroldego special, and worth seeking out.
In addition this week we are happy to feature part three of Greg Tatar's History of Wine: Wine Storage - Barrels and get a timely look at Tuscany's Terrabianca estate from Brendan Jansen. I recently opened several Terrabianca wines from 1990 with Concha y Toro's winemaker, Marcelo Papa, during his visit here in New York. We both hold Tuscany, and Sangiovese, in particular close to our hearts, and thoroughly enjoyed these aged examples. Look for an upcoming article featuring an interview with Marcelo, as well as notes on those wines, but to learn what's new at Terrabianca visit Snooth today.
Gregory Dal Piaz is a proponent and admirer of a broad range of wines and styles. During his decades of collecting and tasting he has discovered that a wine need not cost a fortune to drink well. Feel free to ask him questions at the Snooth Forums where he regularly engages with beginners and experts alike.
History in a bottle, history in a barrelA Bootful of Wine – Tasting Notes from Italy
Terrabianca is a medium sized winery in the heart of the Chianti region, in Radda, located just north of Sienna. They produce a wide range of classic Tuscany wines and Brendan Jansen not only visited this beautiful property, but he reports back with complete tasting notes on their current releases, on Snooth.
The History of Wine Part III - Wine Storage - Barrels
It's not entirely clear when and where barrels actually originated, although their use became widespread under the Romans. Some evidence regarding the earliest wooden barrels comes from writings, some from illustrations, and some from archeological finds. Want to learn more? Find out the whole story: on Snooth.