Italy

Though banking, land, and vines have occupied Florence’s Frescobaldi family for more than 700 years, its members’ preoccupations have always included art and the art of living well. The family’s...
Bacara Resort & Spa’s “Meet the Masters” dinner series continues with Verona’s top winemaker
On April 26, 2014, Antonio Galloni's VinousMedia.com will host the first ever Tuscany in the City event at Del Posto in Manhattan. Fifteen of Tuscany's most historic and celebrated wine producers...
After 13 years of collecting wine, Yuri Vanetik has focused his sights on what almost all seasoned wine collectors eventually come to prefer: first-growth Bordeaux and Burgundies. “Once your palate...
Earlier this year , on a balmy May evening in London, a soigné crowd assembled at the Royal Opera House—not to see a performance of a work by Verdi or Puccini but to be immersed in Italian art of...
Like its sweeping 18th-century-style château, which is inspired by Château de la Marquetterie in the Champagne region of France, Domaine Carneros seeks to integrate the terroir of the lower Napa...
Since 1859, the Gaja Winery in the Barbaresco region of Piedmont, Italy, has been committed to producing fine wines that express the highly individual characters of its vineyards’ varied soils. Yet...
Several years ago, attorney Bob Finkelstein mentioned to his friend Steve Wynn that his clients, the family of Frank Sinatra, were exploring possible business ventures, among them a restaurant and a...
The definitive Super Tuscan, this legendary and revolutionary wine is produced by Tenuta San Guido, which is owned by the Incisa della Rochetta family. A blend of 85 percent Cabernet Sauvignon and 15...
Owner Vincenzo Abbruzzese’s winemaking has earned Valdicava a permanent place among the top wines producers in Montalcino. The latest release of his outstanding Brunello has deep, concentrated aromas...
Vietti winemaker and industry visionary Alfredo Currado passed away this year, leaving the estate in the capable hands of his son, Luca. The Nebbiolo grapes used to make this Barolo are sourced from...
A beautiful and consistently excellent Tuscan white wine grown in the Greve region of Chianti, Batàr—a blend of Pinot Blanc and Chardonnay—is often referred to as the Montrachet of Italy. This...
The Corsini family has owned the Le Corti Estate since 1427; however, the Marsiliana Estate, which the Corsinis first began managing in 1760, did not come into the family’s portfolio until the 19th...
Due to its richness, layers of luscious and complementary flavors, and impeccable balance, this sweet Tuscan dessert wine has been declared by some the Chateau d’Yquem of Italy. Vin Santo, however,...
This incomparable producer owns vineyards in the Serralunga d’Alba, La Morra, and Barbaresco regions of Piedmont. Those who admire the massive flavors and incredible balance of Giacosa’s wines will...
Bruno and Marcello Ceretto carry on the tradition begun over 70 years ago by their father, Riccardo, and are known for their sublime bottles of Barolo and Barbaresco. This particular Barolo features...
Since 1983, Giacomo Rallo and his wife, Gabriella, have been the owners of this major Sicilian estate, which was first planted to vines over 150 years ago. This offering—a typically beautiful Nero d’...
From vintage to vintage, this Sangiovese is consistently one of Tuscany’s top wines. The elegance and grace of the latest release—which shows flavors of sweet cherry, baked earth, white smoke, and...
A true oenological wizard, Giuseppe Quintarelli often keeps his various wines in the cellar until he deems them worthy of consumption. Such is the case with this amarone, which exhibits a startling...
Tasting notes: The Rennina 2004, of which 2,200 cases were made, is a dark-red sangiovese redolent of violets, rosemary, spiced wood, and wild berries. Its flavor profile is an opulent amalgam of...
Tasting notes: This ruby-colored wine’s flavors are a saturated and have a rich rotation of ripe cherry, wild berry, allspice, and a gamy touch of dried meat. Worth knowing: Although the four estates...
Tasting notes: The seductive, smoky nose gives way on the palate to dark plum, blueberry, juniper berry, and cocoa essences. Worth knowing: Since 1961, when present patriarch, Angelo Gaja, first...
Tasting notes: Dances with astoundingly deep plum, blackberry, cassis and lively acid. As close to perfect as merlot gets. Worth knowing: The Ornellaia estate was first planted in Bolgheri by...
Tasting notes: Shows bright prune and dried apricot with luscious sweetness, racy acidity, and incredible length. Luxurious texture with amazing depth and unbelievable intensity. Worth knowing: The...
Tasting notes: Shines with lovely, complex fruit and amazing elegance. Racy, long, fresh, and charming. Can be drunk now or cellared for many years. Worth knowing: This fourth-generation producer is...
Tasting notes: Le Macchiole 2005 has an amazingly fleshy structure from which hang juicy, racy flavors of ripe plum and black raspberry supported by pure, silky-crisp acidity. It is awesomely complex...
Tasting notes: Made with 100 percent garganega, the single-vineyard Pieropan 2006 Soave Classico La Rocca is aromatic on the nose and dense in the mouth, showing pure acidity and lovely notes of...
Tasting notes: Elegant and amazing, this wine is ripe, lush, beefy, and tangy with acidity and depth of flavor. It goes long and deep on the palate, revealing spiced plum and ripe berries. Worth...