The effects of climate change and the subsequent warmer weather have a positive influence on Sangiovese, believes one Tuscan winemaker.
One of Brunello di Montalcino’s most prestigious producers, Biondi-Santi, has announced it will not be producing a Brunello from the 2014 vintage.
Police in Italy have seized 160,000 litres of Tuscan wines labelled falsely as Brunello and Rosso di Montalcino.
A “wine war” has kicked off in Italy after winemakers were warned too many vineyards could be damaging to the environment.
A combination of high prices and consumer misconception is ensuring that Brunello di Montalcino remains under-represented in the UK market, believes one Master of Wine.
Buyers are shunning “boring” Bordeaux for an “eclectic” collection of fine wines, particularly cult Californian Cabernets, according to Fine & Rare’s, Joss Fowler.
Italian wine producer Argiano has been acquitted of the charges relating to 2008 “Brunellogate” scandal, in circumstances that are only just being reported.
Yena Alicia Park recommends a wine that she describes as “one of New Zealand’s finest Chardonnays”, while Jeannie Cho Lee MW picks out “a seductive Pinot with a delightful aroma.”
Dave McIntyre recommends a red wine that “shows southern France at its finest”, while Will Lyons picks out a “wonderful, quintessential summer white wine.”
The vandal who destroyed six vintages of Case Basse Brunello di Montalcino from his former employer has been sentenced to four years in prison.
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