Felsina, Fontodi, etc., more from Chianti Classico (new releases)

As of today, I’m probably half way through the new releases. So much tasting has me thirsty, I’m thinking about a 1996 Scarpa I picked up at the winery 3 months ago… 2017 San Giusto a Rentennano Chianti Classico  DOCG Sangiovese Blend 9/21/2019 – Very, very tasty. Pretty serious wine – not an ager – but pretty…

More new releases from Chianti Classico

This post has a good mix of Classico, Classico Riserva, some IGT, and more. I hope you find something interesting, and or new. If so, drop me a line. Thanks, Tim. italianwinereviews@gmail.com. Saluti. 2013 Fattoria Poggiopiano Rosso di Sera Toscana IGT Sangiovese Blend 9/20/2019 – I tend to shy away from new wood/barrique, generally speaking. But, as…

recently tasted Chianti Classico

A few newly released wines from the Chianti Classico zone (with many more to follow). The 2017 vintage in this region was challenging, but some winegrowers produced seriously good wines. 2016 Azienda Agricola Caparsa Chianti Classico Caparsino Riserva  DOCG Sangiovese Blend 9/18/2019 – Impressive energy, soul. This is still too young for my palate; it certainly…

Recently tasted, 25+ (petite arvine, nero di troia, aglianico, etc.)

An update on some newer, and older wines. As expected, a few nice surprises. Italian wines, on balance, continue to improve, and continue their tradition as excellent values in the marketplace. Red 2014 Punta Crena Rossese Riviera Ligure di Ponente Vigneto Isasco 9/19/2019 – Medium(-) body, with plenty of fresh acidity; the fruit is juicy, as…

Tuscan Masterpiece – 2013 Il Palazzone Brunello di Montalcino

My nearly one month stay in Montalcino zone last year produced some really eye-opening moments. Specifically, the careful, and clever, attention that some winegrowers (and that number appears to be growing, an uplifting thought) are paying to their land and vines is exciting. It’s almost as if there’s a revolution underway – a campaign where…