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2009 Chianti Classico Badia a Coltibuono – das könnte mein Haus-Chianti werden…

Meine erste Erfahrung mit diesem Einstiegs-Chianti des Weinguts Badia a Coltibuono stimmen zufälligerweise mit Piero Sini’s Interview und der gemeinsamen Verkostung mit der Dame des Hauses überein. Eigentlich könnte ich es auch bei diesem Link belassen, denn dem Urteil von Piero kann ich nciht mehr viel hinzu fügen. Read the rest of this entry »

Categories: Italy,Toskana

2008 Sapaio – Where Cabernet is King in Tuscany


Well… not entirely, as this so called “Super Tuscan” is composed of only 50% Cabernet with the remainder being 20% Merlot, 20% Petit Verdot and some 10% Cabernet Franc. Using these Bordeaux varietals in Bolgheri has become pretty standard nowadays; it used to be revolutionary 35 years ago when Antinori initiated this movement illegaly (read the story here). Podere Sapaio is an estate that has only been founded in 1999 by a bunch of passionates wanting to express the best of a land composed of quaternary and flood deposits with sandy beds and calcarous soils. The estate has quickly established as a bargain Supertuscan (although it still costs around 40 Euro a bottle) – I managed to get my hands on a bottle of 2008, let’s see how it showed. Read the rest of this entry »

Categories: Italy,Toskana,Tuscany