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Valpolicella and Amarone

Amarone is the most celebrated product from the system of valleys between Lake Garda and the Lessini Mountains known as Valpolicella.

Chianti Classico: The best wine in the world

Flanked by Florence and Siena, the region boasts pristine forests, wild animals, medieval churches, abbeys, and, most of all, vines and olive trees as far as the eye can see.

Barbaresco and Barolo

A complex division into zones born out of the old growers’ conviction that it was the vineyards that were the first to lose their covering of snow that would produce the best wines.

Franciacorta

An area that has become synonymous with Italian Metodo Classico in the last 20 years. An essential tasting for anyone planning to drink at Christmas.

Brunello di Montalcino

Discover one of Italy’s most important appellations with our tasting notes of the latest vintage, 2010, which has already made headlines

Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco

It’s not easy to make sense of the big world of bubbly, which has exploded in recent years like never before in Italian history. We guide you through the maze, suggesting the most interesting wineries and best wines. An unmissable guide to high quality Prosecco.

RETROSPECTIVE
2001 e il Brunello di Montalcino

The 2001 vintage marked a new chapter in the history of the DOCG. How has it stood up to the test of time?

Amarone 2000 – 2005

A wine that requires the luxury of time to reveal its true character. Two great vintages, among the best of the last few decades. How well did they drink at our latest tasting?

Verdicchio 2004 – 2006

Who said that Italian white wines cannot stand the test of time? Our tasting will confirm the long lasting qualities of this remarkable wine from the Marche.

Roero 2004

There’s more than just the Langhe to Piedmont. Great Nebbiolos are also made in Roero, across the Tanaro river. We tried them 10 years on, with some very surprising outcomes.

Sagrantino di Montefalco

Time gives incredible virtues to this great red. We taste the 2001 and 2005, two of the finest vintages of the last decade

BARBERA D’ASTI SUPERIORE NIZZA

We just call it Nizza. With the new DOCG created in 2014, we celebrate one of the best recent vintages, the 2007, discovering the aging potential of this great Piedmontese red.

NEW FRONTIERS
Cerasuolo di Vittoria

A graceful and modern wine that has what it takes to become the new essential classic for lovers of Sicilian wine.

White Wines Along the Campania Coast

Falanghina from the Phlegraean Fields, the whites of Vesuvius, the incredible finesse and floral delicacy characteristic of the Amalfi Coast, and the minerality typical of the Cilento.

Aglianico del Vulture

Some of the most interesting reds of the South of Italy are born in the fertile soil of this now-extinct volcano, which gives them extraordinary elegance and longevity

Chianti Rufina

North of Florence, a tiny appellation in rapid ascent. High altitudes and winemakers’ outstanding respect for the environment have brought this Sangiovese-based wine with great character.

The Euganean Hills

Lying between the Venetian Lagoon and the Po Valley, a captivating land and an appellation of excellence for red wines from Bordeaux varieties

Valle d’aosta

For too long considered a mere destination for winter sports or mountain holidays, in the last few years this region in northwest Italy has churned out some of the country’s most intriguing and characterful wines.

VERTICAL TASTING
Cantina Terlano

Alto Adige is known for its great whites. With wines that defy the decades, the Cantina di Terlano exalts the characteristics of a unique terroir.

il Caberlot

25 vintages of one of the most important international varieties in Italy. Truly a vin de garage, the Tuscan winery Podere Il Carnasciale shows their wines stand the test of time.

Valentini

The history and wines of Edoardo and Francesco Valentini are sure to captivate you and convince you to visit Abruzzo and discover the grand Trebbiano and Montepulciano

Giulio Ferrari

Riserva del Fondatore in nine different versions, from 1989 to 2002. The story of a legend through the decades, and proof that Italian Metodo Classico has a lot to say, even at a global level.

Vistorta

Merlot finds its niche in this little corner of Friuli. This collection of vintages of the Vistorta winery proves it.

PUGLIA’S GREAT REDS

Three Musketeers and d’Artagnan. Four wines from Salento (10 vintages) made from Negroamaro: Patriglione by Cosimo Taurino, Graticiaia by Agricole Vallone, Duca d’Aragona by Candido and Le Braci by Severino Garofano.