Learn About Pinino
Although founded in 1874 the new re-invigoration of Pinino begun in 2004 with the new owners, Austrians Hannes and Andrea Gamon and Spaniards, Max and Silvia Hernandez and their oenologist Paolo Vaggagini. They had been successful in the fashion retail business and now turned to making wine. The estate is small, 16 hectares only, but its wines have created an enormous impact winning high scores and accolades. The ClanDestino name refers to the destiny of the two families and their combined passion for wines.
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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