Wine & Other Stories

Three Italian wines you need to know

Written by Veronica Lavenia

Credits: © Zorzettig

Tuscany, Etruscan Coast, between Livorno and Grosseto the Tenuta San Guido extends for 13 kilometers.

The name of the company refers to San Guido della Gherardesca, who lived in the 13th century.

If Mario Incisa, creator of Sassicaia, drew inspiration from his great-uncle Leopoldo Incisa della Rocchetta, his son Nicolò, administrator of Tenuta San Guido for forty years, was inspired by Guidalberto della Gherardesca for the creation of the wine that bears the name of his great-great-grandfather, Alberto precisely.

Guidalberto 2019 - Tenuta San Guido

© Ph. Etienne Hunyady – Tenuta San Guido

The latter, who lived in the early nineteenth century in the Bolgheri area, was a pioneer of modern agriculture, also famous for having planted the famous Viale dei Cipressi.

“The birth of this second wine – explains Nicolò Incisa – comes from the desire to try our hand with a grape we have never used, Merlot, with the desire to offer the consumer a product that can be appreciated younger and, finally, with the ‘opportunity to be able to further select the grapes to be allocated to Sassicaia ”.

Guidalberto 2019 - Tenuta San Guido

© Piero Pardini – The Wolf Post – Tuscany – ITALY

Among the company’s wines reviewed in “The Wolf Post” Guidalberto 2020 is our recommended selection, so please refer to the full review: “The olfactory range is broad and complex. Hints of freshly cut red flowers, followed by aromas of red berries and cherry durone.”

© Zorzettig

The history of Zorzettig, over a hundred years old, has the scent of the Friulian hills, of Spessa di Cividale, to be precise, a land with a unique terroir and microclimate. The company covers 115 hectares with an average annual production of 800,000 bottles.

The sacredness of the vineyard is the heart of the company philosophy – says Annalisa Zorzettig: “Today, we have maintained this sacredness, almost“ a cult”, because it is biodiversity and quality. Not only.

“Hospitality, or opening the cellar doors to offer a glass and share our work, becomes one of the keys to spreading our production, telling its story”.

Friuli Colli Orientali Schioppettino MYÒ 2018 - Zorzettig

© Piero Pardini – The Wolf Post – Tuscany – ITALY

Known worldwide for their quality, Zorzettig wines are present in the guide and among them, we suggest not to miss the tasting of Friuli Colli Orientali Schioppettino MYÒ 2018 which, in the complete review Piero Pardini defines: “The taste is well balanced in its components , soft, with a non-invasive and well-polished tannic texture. A wine destined to evolve further, but already now with a very intense olfactory persistence, ripe fruit and precious spices “.

Furore Rosso Riserva 2017 - Marisa Cuomo

© Marisa Cuomo

The Marisa Cuomo cellars are the essence of the Amalfi Coast. A historic company, born from the meeting of Andrea Ferraioli with Marisa Cuomo. Heroic viticulture, in the heart of Furore, 10 hectares of land and the magic of a suggestive fjord on the sea. That sea which, together with the sun of Southern Italy, offers rare wines.

Furore Rosso Riserva 2018 - Marisa Cuomo

© Piero Pardini – The Wolf Post – Tuscany – ITALY

Furore Rosso Riserva 2018, among the wines reviewed, is our advice: “The sip is balanced in its components, the tannic texture, perfectly balanced, gives a soft and well balanced taste with an elegant woody finish”.

About the author

Veronica Lavenia

Writer, book author and magazine contributor, some of her works have appeared in the most popular International magazines.
Digital Content Manager and Communication Manager at "The Wolf Post", since the birth of the platform.

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