Learn About Riecine
Church archives from 1112 A.D. provide the earliest known record of the wine farm known as Riecine. A nearby monastery owned the land from that date into the 20th century. Close to excavations of an Etruscan township, it is possible that wine has been produced at Riecine for thousands of years. In 1971, John Dunkley, a British businessman, and his Italian wife, Palmina Abbagnano...
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Learn About Tuscany
One of the most important wine regions in Italy, Tuscany is home to the cities of Florence and Siena, the districts of Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino, and the wineries of Sassicaia, Tignanello and Ornellaia. Tuscany is also home to the indigenous Italian grape variety, Sangiovese. Most of the wine coming from Tuscany is made from some clone of this...
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Learn About Sangiovese
Sangiovese (SAHN-gee-oh-VAY-zee) Blood of Jove (literally translated) The principal grape of Chianti - in fact, the principle grape of all of Tuscany - has had its ups and downs. For a stint in the 70s and 80s, wines labeled Chianti contained cheap red wine packaged in a straw casked bottle, most popular for the candle holder it would become. But no more. Sangiovese re...
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