Azienda Agricola Trabucchi d’Illasi was founded by the lawyer Marco Trabucchi in 1920, in a hamlet of Illasi (Monte Tenda), in Valpolicella, 15 kilometers east of Verona. In the 1950s the company passed to Marco’s son, Professor Alberto, who, despite being a luminary of private law, who came to write a manual on the subject, still considered a reference text for university students and not only, worked with equal vigour and enthusiasm for the wine production of Valpolicella. [Read more…] about Dandarin 2007, Trabucchi d’Illasi
There is no doubt that Gaja today is one of the most famous brands of Italian wine in the world. It is enough to recall, by way of explanation, that already in 1985 its Barbaresco DOCG was called “the finest wine ever made in Italy”, and that in 1998 the owner, Angelo Gaja, was awarded by the international wine press as “man of the year”.
[Read more…] about Barbaresco Sorì Tildin 2016, Gaja
There are some wine producers to whom I confess I have a particular liking as in the case of Ciro Picariello, whose wines I have learned to appreciate over the years. The reason for the sympathy is linked to Ciro’s ability to have given life to Fiano based wines starting from an almost non-existent formation, and gradually gaining experience on his skin, in less than 20 years of history. [Read more…] about Fiano di Avellino 2020, Ciro Picariello
Gulfi is a winery founded in the homonymous locality of Chiaramonte Gulfi, in the south-western quadrant of the Iblei Mountains, in the province of Ragusa, by Vito Catania, an entrepreneur of Sicilian origins transplanted to Milan who, in 1996, decided to return to his homeland, to take over the wine tradition that his family had developed over three generations.
The winery management has always been inspired by the productive philosophy of Salvo Foti, one of the most authoritative voices of Sicilian enology, whose collaboration has helped to create a virtuous development system that did not take long to have its first effects. [Read more…] about Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico 2017, Gulfi
The history of Stefano Accordini winery dates back to the early ‘900 when Stefano’s father, Gaetano, worked as a sharecropper in Valpolicella, producing wines for local consumption. It will be Stefano to glimpse all the potential of this activity and decide, following the abolition of sharecropping, to buy, in the valley of. Negrar, what, to this day, remains his most emblematic vineyard: il Fornetto. [Read more…] about Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripasso il Fornetto 2015, Stefano Accordini
Sixty kilometres south of Naples, in Campania, stands out on the sea the Furore fjord, a few kilometres from Amalfi, an area of wild beauty portrayed, already in the 18th century, in the watercolours of the painters of the time, which never failed to include in their works a reference to the famous terraced vineyards, real strips of land torn from the sea with difficulty. It was in this strip of land, in 1942, that the Gran Furor Divina Costiera brand was founded, with the intention of officially marketing the wine products of those lands. [Read more…] about Costa d’Amalfi Rosso Riserva Furore 2016, Marisa Cuomo
In 1899 engineer Erminio Sella and lawyer Edgardo Mosca departed from Piedmont towards the land of Sardinia in order to reclaim a vast territory in the locality i Piani, near Alghero, in the province of Sassari, and transform it from pasture to vineyard. Since then those lands have made the history of Sardinian viticulture and, although the property has passed to the Campari Group (in 2002) and, later, to the Moretti family (since 2016), the search for quality has never failed. [Read more…] about Mustazzo 2016, Sella e Mosca
In that strip of land enclosed by the DOC Colli Orientali del Friuli, just one kilometre south of Prepotto and five kilometers east of the border with Slovenia, stands the winery Le Due Terre. This is a reality born, in 1984, from the common vision of Flavio Basilicata and his wife Silvana Forte who, after years of work at other wineries in the area, decided to rent the first two hectares of land and devote themselves to the production of their wines. [Read more…] about Sacrisassi Bianco 2018, Le Due Terre
The area in the province of Brescia, south of Iseo Lake, framed by its morainic hills, was known for the production of wine already at the time of Plinio the Elder and Virgil and, wanting to go even further back in time, the excavations have brought to light accumulations of grape pips dating back to prehistoric times. In that area, called Franciacorta and elevated to DOC in 1967 and DOCG in 1990, there is a family, that of the Uberti, who had begun to produce wines already in 1793, resulting in fact one of the oldest of the denomination tout court. [Read more…] about Franciacorta Extra Brut Comarì del Salem 2012, Azienda Agricola Uberti
The wines produced by Marco Buvoli, in Gambugliano, about 10 kilometers northwest of Vicenza, in the Castellari Mountains, between the Lessini and the Berici, have been for about fifteen years one of the most prestigious expressions of Italian sparkling Pinot Noir. Marco, on the other hand, is the son of Nevio Buvoli, one of the first Italian sommelier, who trained him to recognize the difference between a mediocre wine, a simply good one and an excellent one. [Read more…] about Pinot Nero 2017, Marco Buvoli-Opificio del Pinot Nero