Jan
24

Spotlight on Chianti Classico: Rocca di Montegrossi Chianti Classico 2011

Owner Marco Ricasoli-Firidolfi is cousin to the famous Francesco Ricasoli at Castello di Brolio. He broke with his cousin due to differences in opinion about production style. Rocca di Montegrossi,

Jul
26

Monteraponi Chianti Classico Riserva “Baron’ Ugo” 2009

Chianti is too often viewed as a monolithic brand rather than a region with variation and terroir. The fault lies with the history of poor quality, cheap wines and the

Mar
3

Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva 2007

The time I spent writing my Spotlight on Sangiovese a few months ago and tasting through a wide array of Tuscan wines cemented my appreciation for the grape as an

Nov
1

Spotlight on Sangiovese: Fattoria Bibbiani Poggio Vignoso Chianti 2009

Brunello di Montalcino receives the high scores and big praise when it comes to Sangiovese. There are super tuscans and Chianti Classico riservas scrambling close behind Brunello for price and