Cardeto Sangioivese

Cantina Cardeto “Rupestro”, 2005, IGT, Umbria Sangiovese is the most Italian of grapes, planted in almost every region and showing up in scores of classified wines, either on its own or in highly coveted (and high priced!) blends. It would be hard to find...

Italy: Terroir Or Not Terroir

Abbazia di Novacella Sylvaner, 2005, Alto-Adige Vicentini Agostino Soave “Terre Lunghe”, 2006, Veneto Fattoria di Corsignano Chianti Classico Riserva, 2003, Toscana Fattoria di Fiano “Ugo Bing” Chianti Riserva, 2004, Toscana Duale “Bacco...

Sicilia Cataratto

Tomas and Giesen “Munir Bianco” 2006, IGT, Sicilia Cataratto is one of the most widely planted grapes in Italy. It accounts for over half of Sicily’s vineyard acres and is known primarily for use as a bulk wine grape or as part of the blend for...

Cantalupo Primagenia

Antiche Vigneti di Cantalupo “Primagenia” 2005, Piemonte The Colline Novarese DOC is located in the smaller cluster of designated zones in northern Piemonte that includes Gattinara and Ghemme, two familiar names for devotees of Nebbiolo. The regulations...