Castello di Fonterutoli “Ser Lapo” 2008 Chianti Classico Reserva

The Mazzei family have a very long history in Chianti, and have expanded their winemaking operations considerably over the past few years, including forays into both Sicily and the Tuscan coast. However, no winery bears their name, which is very curious: in many ways,...

L’Angolo di Vino Super Tuscans

If you’ve perused our list of upcoming classes or have done so anytime this year, you probably noticed that most of our Regional classes are devoted to Italy. And they usually sell out – quickly. And the blurbs that accompany each listing note that more...

Fattoria di Magliano 2007 “Heba” Morellino di Scansano

I was lamenting the scarcity of good and inexpensive Italian Sangiovese, and this one shows up a day later to prove me wrong. Nice balance of modern and classical Italian winemaking, with traditional aromatics of oily leather and dark earth, with round fruit and well...

Feudi di San Gregorio 2007 Greco di Tufo

Anyone who has ever taken one of Frank Cipparone’s classes on Italian wines knows his love of obscure, less-familiar bottlings. And long ago it became clear that, in matters of all things Italian and unfamiliar, it’s best to follow his lead. Take this...