Tag Archives: Montalcino

• Montalcino Wine Growers Throw Out 50% Of Good Grapes, Here’s Why

Montalcino Wine Growers Throw Out 50% Of Good Grapes, Here’s Why

“During the grape harvest of 2013, I was visiting Tenuta Il Poggione in Montalcino, home to some of Italy‚Äôs most expensive wines. As I walked the vineyards with winemaker Fabrizio Bindocci, harvesters all around us carved gorgeous, lush, fully ripe bunches of Sangiovese grapes from the vines. And then they dropped them on the ground, […]

• Italian winemakers consider new varieties

Italian winemakers consider new varieties

Italian winemakers will vote next week over whether to introduce new grape varieties to their region. Producers in Rosso di Montalcino will gather on Wednesday 7 September to vote on whether or not allow the introduction of varieties such as Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah to the traditionally Sangiovese-based wine. Rosso di Montalcino is supposed […]