News Archives: Italy

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

Welcome Back to Skurnik: Le Potazzine

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Few estates in Montalcino can count an in-house enologist as an owner, but Giuseppe Gorelli of Le Potazzine is just that. Before founding his own estate, he worked as an enologist at the Consorzio del Brunello for 15 years with the great Giulio Gambelli, the man behind Le Pergole Torte and the 100% Sangiovese movement … Read More

Cigliuti: Purity and Terroir in Barbaresco

Cigliuti: Purity and Terroir in Barbaresco

Renato Cigliuti may produce some of the best damn Barbaresco you’ve never heard of, but he is, first and foremost, a farmer. In fact, he comes from four generations of farmers who have tilled the Langhe soils to support their families. So, it came as a great shock to Renato’s family and their neighbors in … Read More