Montefalco Paolo

Monastero Suore Cistercensi 2007 “Coenobium”, Lazio You have to be a certain age to remember when cloyingly sweet Riesling with a “Blue Nun” label was all the rage, or, more to the point, what was available to wine drinkers of modest means. The...

Vino Divino

As a follow-up to our trip to Tuscany, here are the best among scores of wines tasted, whether at the winery, an enoteca, with meals, or sitting around the campfire: 10. Coltarenzio Muller- Thurgau, 2005…aromatic and spicy, balanced by crisp minerality and an...

Foundations: Italy, 5/21/08

Mastroberardino 2005 Greco di Tufa “Nova Serra” Campania Attems 2004 Tocai Friulano Collio Friuli Massolino 2006 Barbera d’Alba Piemonte Allegrini 2004 “Palazzo delle Torre” Veronese Rosso Veneto Sella & Mosca 2004 Cannonau di...

Neri Rosso

Casanova di Neri Rosso di Montalcino, 2005, Toscana Rosso di Montalcino was the first of the “little brother” wines to garner DOC classification based on a more prominent sibling, as have Rosso di Montefalco and Rosso di Montepulciano. Fruit that lacks the...