News Archives: Italy

Molettieri: Maestro of Montemarano

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Molettieri is one of the most fascinating young producers to come out of Campania … [and] one of my favorite[s].”—Antonio Galloni It’s said that with tragedy often comes opportunity, and that was certainly the case for Salvatore Molettieri in Campania. On November 23, 1980, a tremendous earthquake rocked Southern Italy, causing devastation in Campania and … Read More

Cavallotto: The Legend of Bricco Boschis

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Perched atop the monopole of Bricco Boschis, you’ll find the Cavallotto family and their rolling vineyards. Now in the 4th generation of ownership, the Cavallotto estate, founded in 1928, covers 23 hectares of contiguous land in Castiglione Falletto. It’s here that Barolo’s famed calcareous marl soils dominate, all at an elevation of almost 300 meters … Read More

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