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UMBRIA – TOSCANA (6) … ADANTI

The second and last day in Umbria was quite exhausting but very interesting as well. The temperatures were very high and the air was damp and dark. We all were awaiting the big storm that had to come… Unfortunately, the storm and the refreshing rain did not come… In one day we visited again 4 […]

UMBRIA – TOSCANA (5) … PERTICAIA – CESARINI SARTORI – ANTONELLI SAN MARCO

We left Còlpetrone for a visit and lunch at Azienda Agricola PERTICAIA. Considering the few wines we tasted the evening before, our expectation was high. Our host and guide for the visit was the founder of this company, Guido Guardigli. Guido Guardigli (very relaxed after the great lunch) This charismatic and passionate man had a […]

UMBRIA-TOSCANA (4) … CÒLPETRONE – PRESS-TRIP JULY 2010

On the second day of this press-trip organized by Thompson Wine Marketing Agency, not less than 4 wineries were scheduled. A long day of travel, visit and tasting under tropical temperatures above 37°C in the shade… The extreme changes of temperatures and light between the vineyards (>37-38°C in the shade) and the cellars (10-14°C) and […]

UMBRIA: MONTEFALCO… L’ALCHIMISTA

After the nice introduction tasting, it was time for a meal, of course with Montefalco wines. The enoteca (annex wine & oil bar and restaurant) L’ALCHIMISTA is located on the same piazza as the Palazzo Bontadosi. Despite the freaky threatening dark clouds and quite stressing thunder noises above our heads, we decided to stay outside […]

UMBRIA – TOSCANA (3) … PRESS-TRIP JULY 2010

Montefalco DOC-DOCG in a nutshell Montefalco rosso / Riserva rosso DOC Must contain 60-70% sangiovese, 10-15% sagrantino, with a possible addition of maximum 30% ‘non aromatic’ (sic) red grapes like merlot, cabernet sauvignon or colorino, barbera etc. I am not quite agreeing with that ‘non aromatic’…   It can be only produced within the administrative territory […]