Category Archives: sangiovese

Scopetone Brunello 2013

Podere Scopetone, DOCG Brunello di Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy, 2013 On DOCG Brunello di Montalcino, and coterminous appellations (wide-ranging sources, extracted from my notes) The DOCG, established in 1980, produces from varietal sangiovese (in purezza), what likes to be known as … Continue reading

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Mas Sibert Fosenot VdF 2015

Mas Sibert, Fosenot, Vin de France (Fos, Herault, Occitanie), 2015 This wine: lot No. none, but given the small production from just 3ha, this will have been bottled in a single run; unregistered biodynamic; a blend of 70% syrah, with … Continue reading

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Fantini Sangiovese IGT 2017

Farnese Vini, Fantini, IGT Terre di Chieti, Abruzzo, Italy, 2017 On IGT Terre di Chieti An appellation of the Abruzzo region, stretching some 20 kms inland from the Adriatic and 35 kms along the coast, with Pescara at the northern … Continue reading

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Ricasoli C. Brolio Chianti 2010

Barone Ricasole, Castello di Brolio, Gran Selezione, DOCG Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy, 2010 On Chianti Classico DOCG The Chianti Classico DOCG area is a smallish region, geographically within, but separate from, the vast Chianti DOCG area.  Up to 20% indigenous … Continue reading

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Mas Sibert Fosenot VdF 2013

Mas Sibert, Fosenot, Vin de France (Fos, Herault, Languedoc (Occitanie)), 2013 This wine: lot No: no lot number, but given the small production, this was most likely bottled as a single lot, biodynamic, just 6000 bts produced, a blend of … Continue reading

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Ricasoli Guicciarda Chianti 2011

Barone Ricasoli, Rocca Guicciarda, DOCG Chianti Classico Riserva, Tuscany, Italy, 2011 Chianti Classico, and ageing regulations There are 3 qualities under Classico – entry level rosso or normale, riserva, and gran selezione (from the 2010 vintage).  Minimum alcohol rises at … Continue reading

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Bibbiano Chianti Classico 2012

Bibbiano, Di Fattoria, DOCG Chianti Classico, Castellina in Chianti, Tuscany, Italy 2012 This wine: possibly varietal sangiovese, but may include up to 20% of canaiolo, coloroni and approved international varieties, Diam 3 agglomerate cork closure, 13.5% abv, The Co-operative, £10 … Continue reading

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