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“Not even the beasts who abound/ In the wilds between Cecina and Corneto, and hate tilled land, would call this their kind of ground.” This is what 13th century poet Dante Alighieri wrote about the old days of the Maremma of Tuscany. What was once swampland infested with both vermin and banditry is now considered the coast d’oro of Italy. Say what you will about Benito Mussolini, it was under his fascist government in the 1920s that Tuscany was rebuilt and became a prime vacation spot. Now opulent vineyards cover the landscape surrounding this romantic seaside destination. From Purgatorio evolved Paradiso
Maremma wines are the “Super Tuscans” that emerged from this renewal. The movement began in the early 1940s, when Marchese Mario Incisa della Rocchetta moved to Bolgheri. In the interest of making wines for private consumption, he imported Cabernet Sauvignon vines from Bordeaux’s Chateau Lafitte and established a little vineyard called Read more »

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Sangiovese

    Prounounced “San-joh-vay-say,” this Italian wine varietal is Tuscany’s #1 red wine grape. It’s the pistol of Central ...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Muscadelle

    It is unclear how Muscadelle made its way to Australia. The country has been famous for its excellent sweet wines sin...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Vermentino

    History of the grape: Little concrete history is known about Vermentino except that it has recently been identified a...

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  • Ampeleia Kepos 2012


    No written review

    Wine review by doublefantasy

  • Prelius Cabernet Sauvignon 2013


    A very fruity, easy drinking wine that goes well with duck and salmon. Read More

    Wine review by Felsina

  • Kepos di Ampeleia 2010


    A beauty...opens with strawberry jelly and vanilla, a few swirls and it is deep ripe cherry jam, same in the first tastes, with espresso, cinnamon, mint, and fudge. Medium body, but perfectly balanced tannins and acidity. Long dry finish of more with licorice and allspice and a curious, but lovely floral notes of blooming Iris....Seems like it w... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner

  • Ampeleia Red Blend Maremma Toscana IGT Kepos 2010


    No written review

    Wine review by MrRiesling

  • Rocca di Frassinello Maremma Toscana 2009


    A very tasty smooth, wanting "another sip", wine. Thoroughly enjoyed with friends over an Italian dinner. Read More

    Wine review by AMDkid1

  • Aia Vecchia Vermentino 2013


    Pretty fragrant on the nose with perfumy floral notes layered over some minty, sandy tones, a touch of fennel pollen and soft heathery citrus fruits. A bit soft, or rather broad in the mouth, this lacks a bit of brightness on the palate but does deliver lovely roasted lemon flavors with hints of sand and herbal floral top notes. The acids pops a... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Aia Vecchia Vermentino 2013


    No written review

    Wine review by mark

  • Amarone, Ripasso, Valpolicella Classico, Prosecco! Can someone maroon me on a ... Sorento and Manciano down in Maremma. Everyone should be Italian!!! Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!

  • Tenuta la Badiola 642 Maremma Toscana IGT 2009


    Great expectations, but in the end pretty average. Read More

    Wine review by CageyT

  • Predisposed to big, jammy, layered wines. I love California Zins (especially ... great finds among Aglianico, Maremma and Morellino di Scansano.  On the lighter side, afternoon quaffs can include terrific Prosecco, nice Rose, and great Cavas. French white go to is White Burgundy, and the Alsace area provides some great finds. Germany is for de... Read More

    Forum post in the topic So much wine, so little time!

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