The first Brunello di Montalcino I’m going to present on this blog is one I’ve already tasted on two different occasions, months apart, and both times I was left simply astounded. The first time was last February, as part of “Benvenuto Brunello”, a preview of the new vintages of this extraordinary wine that takes place each year in Montalcino. I assume by now you’ve all heard of Montalcino, the historic town in the Siena province known worldwide precisely for its excellent red wine of Controlled and Guaranteed Denomination of Origin.
Barolo (along with Brunello di Montalcino) is undoubtedly the most famous Italian red wine in the world, a well-deserved reputation that has consolidated over the past 20 years of oenological history, mainly thanks to several top quality bottles made possible by the efforts of growers who have made rigor and dedication to land and vine their only creed.
Amarone della Valpolicella ranks among the best of Italian red wines, and it’s a real point of pride for our viticulture and enology. The highest quality bottles of this (in some ways “extreme”) wine are appreciated the world over. The Classic Valpolicella area is located north of Verona (Veneto), in a hilly land near Lake Garda, where it forms a series of valleys that spread out like the five fingers of a hand. The region is further divided into the sub-areas of Sant’Ambrogio, San Pietro in Cariano, Fumane, Negrar and Marano. The vineyards are mostly cultivated using the traditional “Pergola Veronese” method, but many growers have introduced innovations in the vineyard and in the winery both.
Dear friends, I admit my crazy love for sparkling wines and specially for the Italian Metodo Classico sparkling wines (the same as Champagne method). Since several years these kind of wines are produced in many Italian regions, not only in those so-called “traditional regions”.
But the first choice for this Blog between Metodo Classico comes from Trentino (both Lombardia produces many wines Metodo Classico sparkling wine, right on the top). The Trentodoc producers define their excellent wines as “Mountain Bubbles”. Today I will tell about a really number one sparkling wine.
My dear friends and readers, welcome all to my new blog.
I like to much to tell you about an excellent wine that really deserves to be known. I am convinced that most you have already heard about it because this wine is very famous outside Italy but if it’s not so, this is the right time to tell you about it. I’ve been drinking this wine and I really loved it.