Wine from Montecucco, Italy

Tasting the “other” Sangiovese: Wines of Montecucco & Morellino di Scansano

Very educational tasting today at the Lincoln Restaurant in NYC, where guests were able to experience the “other” Sangiovese based wines of Montecucco and Morellino di Scansano. Happily, I was… More »

Montecucco: The New Face of Tuscany

Have you imagined taking a fantasy vacation in Tuscany? People around the world fantasize about the “beautiful life” offered … typically a panoramic view of hills (often including a slice… More »

Visiting Amiata Vini in Montecucco, Italy

It was such a pleasure to meet Simone Tonielli the proprietor of Amiata winery located in Montegiovi, an ancient village in the municipality of Castel del Piano (a province of… More »

Visiting the Pieri family of Poggio Stenti

“My father wanted to be a butcher as a young man,” says Eleonora Pieri, as she drives me to her family’s farm in an area of Montecucco which is just… More »

Montecucco Sangiovese DOCG: The Other Sangiovese

Since the 2011 Vintage, Sangiovese produced in Montecucco can bear the DOCG label if certain specifications are kept, such as at least 90% of the grapes must be Sangiovese and the… More »

Visiting Casale Pozzuolo in Montecucco, Italy

Delightful visit to Casale Pozzuolo to kick off my visit to Montecucco, as of 2011 a new DOCG region for Sangievese. First, you have to imagine the landscape – incredible… More »

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