News Archives: Italy

Voliero: The High Flying Cousin of Uccelliera!

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In 2006, Andrea Cortonesi put a lot of miles on his car. Already the founder, proprietor, vigneron and winemaker for the Uccelliera estate, he was also running his own restaurant in Siena called Il Casato. It was in his capacity as restaurateur that the Voliero label was born: in researching all of the best possible … Read More

Rocca di Montegrossi: Benchmark Chianti Classico

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“Despite being located in one of the very best areas in Chianti Classico & boasting a superb track record, Rocca di Montegrossi remains one of the most under-the-radar estates in Chianti Classico, and Italy, for that matter. Proprietor Marco Ricasoli-Firidolfi crafts deep, powerful wines that capture the essence of Monti, a sub-zone of Gaiole that has long … Read More

Two Days in the Alto Adige

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Located just south of the Austrian border at Italy’s northernmost point, the region of Alto Adige has always existed as a cultural crossroads.  Civilizations dating back to Roman times utilized this glacial valley as a passageway between Italy and the rest of continental Europe, making it a highly contested area for hundreds of years.  Alto Adige … Read More

2013 Barolo: A Vintage to Remember

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There is little to say about the 2013 vintage that hasn’t already been said: “thrilling,” “classic,” “a legend in the making,” “a benchmark for years to come.” But we don’t need to speak in hyperbole. We can just tell you that though it may seem we have been awash in great vintages of Barolo recently … Read More