Sangiovese to Nebbiolo to Aglianico to Corvina and more

In December, we Explored Italy’s top grapes and the producers who master them.  

We opened a Tignanello 2011 and noticed that it was still tight, restraining its full expression at that moment. Despite decanting it for more than 3 hours, we could still see signs of early development. However, it was still very good with bold fruit, wild herbs, concentrated red cherry, and a hint of mint.

Tenuta Luce Brunello di Montalcino 2010 is a high-quality wine with a strong flavor of Sangiovese grapes, booming with strawberry and earthy cherry notes.

Tenuta Luce Brunello di Montalcino 2010

Felsina Chianti Classico 2004 could be the best of the night and is the least expensive wine. It is rich with notes of eucalyptus, mint, forest cherry, mushroom, and rose. A delightful wine to contemplate!

Felsina Chianti Classico 2004

Marcarini Barolo Brunate 2003 – this baddie needed its own decanter. Classic orange peel flooded the glass followed by earthy notes and mulled strawberry

Radic Taurasi 2006 is a big wine with prominent fruit and structure, featuring notes of blueberry crumble cake and prunes.

Mazzi Amarone Punta di Villa Classico 2013 is a fan favorite, with notes of deep red cherry, earth, vanilla, and a touch of sweet grape skin.

Isole e Olena Vin Santo 1997 – Classic producers can’t go wrong (Trebbiano/Malvasia blend). Such a treat, with tertiary floods of orange, apricot and mouthwatering acidity. Jesus nailed it

Wine Club Miami’s Italian Lineup

A beautiful closing to 2023!