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Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona: Superb Brunello di Montalcino from Castelnuovo dell’Abate

Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona is one of Montalcino’s premiere wine estates, famous for its special 12 hectare, rocky marl Pianrosso vineyard and for the sumptuous single vineyard and reserve wines it produces.  Located in Castelnuovo dell’Abate above the Orcia River in … Continue reading

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The Wines of Lionello Marchesi: New Releases from Tuscany

Thirty years ago Lionello Marchesi, a successful Italian industrialist, decided to follow his passion and make wine. Today he owns three estates in Tuscany: Coldisole in Montalcino, Poggio alle Sughere in the Maremma, and Castello di Monastero in Chianti Classico. … Continue reading

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Brunello di Montalcino: The Outstanding 2007 Vintage

Brunello di Montalcino is truly one of the world’s great wines.  It is also Italy’s best expression of Sangiovese.  In good vintages, the wines show beautiful fruit, elegance and power, with the structure to permit extensive aging.  The high acidity … Continue reading

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Great Winemakers: Roberto Cipresso, Master of Brunello

Roberto Cipresso is one of Tuscany’s most illustrious enologists, wine writers and wine educators.  Although he is widely recognized and awarded for his winemaking and writing talents within Italy, he is not well known among wine enthusiasts in the United … Continue reading

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Cinghiale and Brunello: Love at First Sight

Cinghiale, or wild boar, is commonly found on restaurant menus throughout Tuscany and is famously paired with Brunello di Montalcino. We tasted several cinghiale dishes while traveling in Montalcino to prepare our upcoming report on The Wines of Brunello di Montalcino. Cinghiale … Continue reading

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Book Review: Brunello di Montalcino by Kerin O’Keefe

What wonderful timing. The University of California Press sent Kerin O’Keefe’s book on Brunello to review about two weeks before I was to set off to Montalcino. Her book is like others in this series—excellent writing about the region, the … Continue reading

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VinItaly in Verona: Europe’s Gigantic Wine Fair

We’re in Verona at one of the world’s largest wine fairs–12 pavilions each the size of a large WalMart filled with producers. Our focus is Brunello di Montalcino–we report our thoughts on this video made by the Consorzio del Vino … Continue reading

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