Tag Archives | Chianti

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Ruffino invests in the environment, launches an organic range of wines

In recent years, Ruffino has invested heavily in extensive environmental work that includes both the production process and new organically grown vineyards. As part of this, they are now launching a number of organically certified wines. Ruffino Prosecco Treviso and Ruffino Pinot Grigio delle Venezie are currently available on the Swedish market. In mid-June, Ruffino […]

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Martino Manetti and Michele Braganti of Monteraponi and Montevertine

Contrasting vintages, 2017, 2016, 2015, from Monteraponi and Montevertine in Tuscany

Monteraponi and Montevertine celebrates with festive elegance Every year, when the two wine estates Montevertine and Monteraponi in Radda in Chianti present their new vintages, it is a celebration. A Sangiovese celebration. For if there’s something they’re good at, Martino Manetti and Michele Braganti with their other halves Liviana Midollini and Alessandra Deiana, it is […]

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Vigneti La Selvanella Riserva Chianti Classico 2011, Cantina Melini | Britt’s Wine of the Month

A Chianti Classico exactly as it should be. Full-bodied, structured and balanced with fine cherry fruit, soft tannins, long finish and subtle oak notes. This is the wine producer Melini’s top wine. Riserva indicates that the wine has spent some time in oak barrels. The grapes for the wine come from a special vineyard called […]

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New rooster and new rules for Chianti Classico

During the launch of the new vintage of Chianti Classico, the “anteprima” or the “primeurs”, in mid-February in Florence the consorzio presented the new design of the black rooster, the gallo nero symbol of Chianti Classico. They also presented the new rules, as of this year, that will apply for Chianti Classico. BKWine’s Åsa Johansson reports. […]

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Biancone, Renzo Marinai

My friend was so overwhelmed when she tasted Ronzo Marinai’s chardonnay that she decided to rename her cat Renzo, in homage to the winemaker. After having tasted the wine I think I might do the same thing, that is if I had a nameless cat. Biancone is made exclusively from chardonnay grown in the heart […]

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Colombaia, DOCG Chianti Colli Senesi

It’s a small property of only 4 hectares that has recently converted to biodynamic farming. They will have completed their Demeter certification next year. The production is artisan, they avoid adding any substances and in the vineyard they have a horse instead of a tractor. The wines are very interesting and expressive. Colobaia Bianco Toscano […]

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Anteprima – BKWine goes to Italy to taste Chianti Classico

By Åsa Johansson, BKWine’s reporter in Italy BKWine recently participated in the annual tasting of to-be-released Chianti Classico wines. The tasting is held in Florence in February every year in an ex-railway station called Stazione Leopolda, a beautiful setting for a wine tasting. 148 producers were presenting their wines to the trade and press, showing […]

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