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Fiasco Classico on Snooth
This bottle of wine was part of a lot I bought on the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/77354.Although over 20 years old it had obviously been well cellared and the level was into the neck. Chianti is a red wine DOC from Tuscany where viticulture goes back to at least the Romans made mainly from the sangiovese grape.In 1716 the Duke of ... Read More
The term Super Tuscan was born a controversy some 40 years ago. The controversy is ongoing. At this point, trying to define Super Tuscans is a waste of time. There have been arguments for decades over questions such as: What defines Super Tuscans in terms of taste? What makes a wine qualify for the Super Tuscan title? Exactly what composes a Su... Read More
I'm picking up here where I last left off, halfway through reporting on mostly the 2009 vintage in Barolo. As you can see here, and in my previous report on these wines, the vintage is a bit irregular to say the least with some powerful, structured wines being produced as well as many wines that show elevated alcohols or aggressive tannins. As I... Read More
I wrote yesterday about the 2009 vintage in Barolo and today I begin reporting on the wines tasted. with over 30 winery visits o the region last month there's a lot of wine to report on. I've included my notes below, broken down by visit in roughly chronological order. As you can see not everyone was able to present the 2009 Barolo for each of t... Read More
. . . and, boy, are my arms tired.I don't know when I first heard the term "Super Tuscan." I'm guessing that it was 10-12 years ago. I really did not know what it meant--me being very focussed on my California world.I did, of course, learn that a Super Tuscan was a wine that was made from grapes that were outside the Tuscany tradition--specifi... Read More
Apr 12, 2010 at 7:20pm
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Today, I'm dedicating my blog to one of New York Wine Company's favorite Tuscan red wines, Chianti Classico Riserva.To understand the pedigree of these wines, you need to understand a little bit of their background and history. It is hard to distill three centuries of Chianti history into one quick blog, but it's worth a try.The first documenta... Read More
[After a few quiz related posts in the Talk section, here and here, I thought we could try upping the ante. I'm pleased to welcome Rodolphe Boulanger to the blog for a follow-up to his 'Wine Trivia' post in which most people fared rather badly (and I, even worse). Rodolphe, who claims this quiz is slightly easier, is President of The Wine Messen... Read More