San Giorgio

Montalcino
Province of Siena
Established: 2001
Owner: Claudio Tipa
Winemakers: Federico Staderini
Production: 25,000 bottles
Hectares under vine: 8.5
Viticulture: Organic

Recently purchased by neighbouring Poggio di Sotto, the San Giorgio estate includes six hectares of Brunello and 2.5 of …


Fiorini

Owners: Neil & Maria Empson
Established: 2012
Winemaker: Franco Bernabei

Fiorini is made from mostly Sangiovese, with small amounts of Canaiolo, Ciliegiolo and Cabernet Sauvignon. To qualify for Superiore, the grapes must come from the Chianti DOCG – including any …


Antonio Camillo

Manciano, Tuscany

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Province: Grosseto
Established: 2006
Owner: Antonio Camillo
Winemaker: Antonio Camillo
Production: 34,000 bottles
Hectares under vine: 6
Viticulture: Organic certified

Antonio Camillo was born and bred in the Maremma region along Tuscany’s Tyrrhenian coast. He chose his homeland, …


Colle Massari wins 2014 Gambero Rosso Winery of the Year

The 2014 awards for Italy’s leading wine publication, Gambero Rosso, are being announced throughout September and we are proud to announce that one of our wineries, Colle Massari, has just been awarded 2014 Italian Winery of the Year!

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Podere 414

Magliano in Toscana

Podere 414 Morellino di Scansano

Province of Grosseto
Established: 1998
Owners: Simone Castelli
Winemaker: Simone Castelli
Production: 120,000 bottles
Hectares under vine: 22
Viticulture: Organic

Podere 414 was the plot number allocated to this piece of land by in the 1960’s, during …


Is it a bird, is it a plane? No, it’s a Super Tuscan

What is a Super Tuscan anyway?

When you choose to make a living working with Italian wine, a critical component to your success is EDUCATION.

There is one question about Italian wine that I’m asked more than anything else: What …


updating Chianti Classico

Chianti Classico is one of my favourite wines, I could drink it every day and be happy. The last eight or so years has seen a surge in the quality of Chianti Classico and the best examples are one of …


Poggio di Sotto

Montalcino

Province of Siena
Established: 1989
Owner: Claudio Tipa
Winemakers: Federico Staderini
Production: 40,000 bottles
Hectares under vine: 12
Viticulture: Biodynamic

Established by Piero Palmucci in 1989, Poggio di Sotto has, in a short time, become one of Montalcino’s cult …


an eye (blue) for Brunello

1990 was a great vintage in Italy and I have fond memories…when these grapes were being picked, I was a teenager at the MCG watching the Pies win the Grand Final! Virginia rescued this beauty from the mountain cellar label …


Rocca di Montegrossi

Monti in Chianti (Gaiole)

Province of Siena
Established: 1994
Owner: Marco Ricasoli-Firidolfi
Winemakers: Marco Ricasoli-Firidolfi & Attilio Pagli
Production: 80,000 bottles
Hectares under vine: 18
Viticulture: Certified Organic

Located at Monti in Chianti (Gaiole), considered one of the region’s grand …