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(Journal) Fabio Mecca 10 years on: One of Italy's Oenologists to watch

Being able to bring Italy's most important wine journalists down to the south of Italy to attend an in depth tasting and celebratory gala dinner is a statement indeed. Fabio Mecca, rated as one of the country's most prominent young oenlogists, gathered the likes of Luciano Pignataro, Gigi Brozzoni, Andrea »

Producer Guide: Cantina Roberto Voerzio (Piedmont, Italy)

Italy | Piedmont | Barolo DOCG | Barolo Producer Guides Founded in 1986 in the village of La Morra, Cantina Roberto Voerzio are known for the production of exceptionally good single vineyard Barolo wines. Roberto started with just five hectares. Planted to a very high density, most of his vineyards are bottled seperately. »

Appellation Guide: Verdicchio di Matelica DOC (Le Marche, Italy)

Often in the shadow of its more recognised older brother from Jesi, the Verdicchio di Matelica DOC area of Le Marche is home to some very interesting low production wines. Further away from the Adriatic coast than Jesi, situated in the foothills of the Apennines, the wines display their more »

Appellation Guide: Vesuvio DOC (Campania, Italy)

Discover Campania If you had to say just one thing about the wines of Mount Vesuvius, it would surely be the sense of awe their origins evoke. Cultivated in the volcanic soils that surround the small towns and villages at the foot of this monstrous natural focal point, varieties such »

Producer Guide: Azienda Agricola Viberti Giovanni (Piedmont, Italy)

Italy | Piedmont | Barolo DOCG | Barolo Producer Guides Custodians of the Bricco delle Viole Cru vineyard site in the village of Barolo, Viberti Giovanni are one of Barolo's traditional producers. The increased influence of technology in the cellar over the years may well have rendered fermentations shorter, but as far as »

Producer Guide: Tenuta delle Terre Nere (Sicily, Italy)

Marco de Grazia has been producing wine on Etna for 15 years and has built an enviable reputation for making iconic wines that are both approachable in youth but also continue to develop positively over time. His wines achieved minor cult status in the late 2000s when considered amongst a »

Region Guide: Campania, Italy

Aglianico del Taburno DOCG | Fiano di Avellino DOCG | Greco di Tufo DOCG | Taurasi DOCG Aversa Aspirino DOC | Campi Flegrei DOC | Capri DOC | Casavecchia di Pontelatone DOC | Castel San Lorenzo DOC | Cilento DOC | Costa d'Amalfi, DOC | Falanghina del Sannio DOC | Falerno del Massico DOC | Galluccio DOC | Irpinia DOC | Ischia DOC | Penisola »

Producer Guide: Musto Carmelitano (Basilicata, Italy)

Musto Carmelitano is a name you are going to hear again. Admiration for their two single vineyard wines has been gathering in the press and it is only a matter of time before this young producer of Aglianico del Vulture is a regular reference point for any commentary on quality »

Sangiovese - Vinificato in Bianco

Sangiovese has as many critics as it does admirers. Chianti for example can be seen as quintessentially Tuscan, attractively rustic and brimming with vibrant cherry. The Bordeaux faithful however may dismiss it as tartly acidic and lacking character. Vino Nobile likewise is famed for its luxurious, jammy concentration of red »