Category: italy

2016 Azienda Agricola Arianna Occhipinti SP68 …

2016 Azienda Agricola Arianna Occhipinti SP68 Bianco Sicilia IGT

This is another beauty from my girl, Arianna Occhipinti, made of two grape varieties that are native to Sicily – Zibibbo (A.K.A. Muscat of Alexandria) and Albanello. Also, FYI, “SP68″ refers to the road near Arianna’s Vittoria estate. Honeysuckle, raw nuts, dried green herbs, a hint of grapeyness, and lavender on the nose. Pear, raw nuts, green herbs, sage, dried peaches, and even a hint of orange peel and apple on the palate. Biodynamic. 

4/5 bones

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Zibibbo (60%), Albanello (40%)

12% abv

Sicily, ITALY

Aperol Spritz

Aperol Spritz

I’m not ready for summer to end, y’all! That’s why I made perhaps my favorite summer cocktail, the Aperol Spritz! Put on your espadrilles, mix up this cocktail, and think Italian summer vibes! 

Get a big ass wine glass, fill it with ice. Combine prosecco and Aperol in equal parts (or a hint more prosecco, if you want). Top the glass off with a splash of club soda and an orange slice and you’ll be enjoying summer anytime you want!

11% abv (Aperol)

ITALY

2016 Mario Schiopetto Pinot Grigio Collio

2016 Mario Schiopetto Pinot Grigio Collio

This is kind of a hot Pinot Greege at 15%. Pear, lemon, apple, Asian pear, and white spice on the nose. More Asian pears on the palate with lemon, apple, and even a hint of orange. 

3/5 bones

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Pinot Grigio

15% abv

Collio (Friuli-Venezia), ITALY

2010 Tenuta Col d’Orcia Poggio Al Vento Brunel…

2010 Tenuta Col d’Orcia Poggio Al Vento Brunello di Montalcino

At attention because this Brunello will stop traffic on the street. Leather first on the nose, then loads of cherries and plums. Bright spices and mint round out the nose. Brighter on the palate where it really dances in the mouth. Fresh cherries, drying tannins from tea, fresh leather, and a bit of mushroom. 

4/5 bones

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Sangiovese

15% abv

Brunello di Montalcino (Tuscany), ITALY

Enjoying this nicely maturing 2012 Riserva Chi…

Enjoying this nicely maturing 2012 Riserva Chianti Classico. Too good for a Tuesday night. Available in LCBO VINTAGES now. 89 pts. Full review: https://goo.gl/tZs7rG

2015 Tenuta di Ghizzano “Il Ghizzano” Costa To…

2015 Tenuta di Ghizzano “Il Ghizzano” Costa Toscana IGT

Derping my way through the rest of the week before Labor Day Weekend. This Tuscan vino’s made of organic grapes, mostly Sangiovese with a teensy bit of Merlot. Blackberries, black cherries, black plums, and cinnamon and other brown baking spices on the nose. Black plums on the palate with black cherries and dark tea tannins. 

3/5 bones

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Sangiovese (95%), Merlot (5%)

13.5% abv

Tuscany, ITALY

#CasaAlVento Winery in Chianti Classico Area …

#CasaAlVento Winery in Chianti Classico Area 🍇🇮🇹🍷Siamo a Gaiole in Chianti, uno dei comuni più noti e vocati del Chianti Classico.
La realtà in cui vi porterò oggi è Casa al Vento, nata da una intuizione avuta verso la fine degli anni ‘80 da Giuseppe Gioffreda.
Fra Giuseppe è questi ruderi immersi fra vigneti abbandonati fu subito amore… quel genere di amore che può e sa provare chi con il cuore e con la mente guarda oltre l’apparenza e coglie, in un istante, l’essenza di qualcosa o di qualcuno. Un’essenza che poteva e doveva fare da anima e da fondamenta a quella che sarebbe divenuta l’azienda @borgocasaalvento.
Non è stato semplice ristrutturare l’intero borgo ed altrettanto complesso è stato recuperare il recuperabile in vigna oltre all’impianto di nuovi vigneti.
E’ per questo che dapprima nasce l’azienda agrituristica Borgo Casa al Vento, divenuta simbolo dell’ospitalità a sfondo enogastronomico di questa zona, e successivamente la Cantina Casa al Vento che vede nella 2005 la prima annata di produzione ufficiale.
La filosofia aziendale è semplice e si fonda su tre esaustive ed eloquenti parole che corrispondono a 3 profondi valori: autenticità, territorio e passione. ➡️Continua  su www.wineblogroll.com ⬆️link in bio ⬆️
#vino #wineissharing #wineblog #wineblogroll #wineblogger #winelife #instawine #globetrotter #passionpassport #beautifulmatters #italy #tuscany #chianticlassico
#chianti #vinorosso #vinoitaliano #redwine #toscana #agriturismo #summer #winery #cellar #winecellar #barrels #wineblogger (presso Agriturismo Borgo Casa Al Vento)

Campi di Fonterenza “Pettirosso” Vino Rosso

Campi di Fonterenza “Pettirosso” Vino Rosso

Mmmm… enjoying this Tuscan red with this bouquet of flowers. Red and black plums, fresh leather, sun-dried tomatoes, herbs, a hint of oregano, and violets on the nose. Fresh and tart red cherries and plums on the palate with fennel notes on the finish.

4/5 bones

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Sangiovese

13.5% abv

Tuscany, ITALY

2007 Tenuta San Guido Le Difese Toscana IGT

2007 Tenuta San Guido Le Difese Toscana IGT

If you can’t get some Sassicaia on paw, it’s not half-bad to enjoy the second wine! A yummy nose of currants, cassis, dark plums, and cherries. Similar fruit on the palate with additional leather, tobacco, and wood notes. Tart on the finish. Very nice!

4/5 bones

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Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese

13% abv

Tuscany, ITALY

Another summer white wine I feature perenniall…

Another summer white wine I feature perennially is Verdicchio, an Italian white wine designed for pairing with seafood…so much so that it literally comes in fish-shaped bottles in Italy! Get some and pair it with shellfish, seafood pasta or any fish off the grill this summer!