A tasting with Alfio Cavallotto
We are fiercely proud of our direct relationships in Piedmont, a region on which we have been focusing our efforts for some years now. A favourite estate is Cavallotto, and we were delighted to welcome Alfio Cavallotto to the FINE+RARE offices last week for a comprehensive and intriguing tasting of his wines: no less than thirteen of them. A treat. Alfio’s ...
A Treasure Trove Of Italian Classics Arrives At F+R
For over a decade, one of Italy's leading luxury hotel groups has been quietly sourcing the finest red wines direct from the country's greatest producers. They have amassed a back-vintage hall-of-fame of Italian wine from some of Italy’s most iconic producers, including Angelo Gaja, Giacamo Conterno, Aldo Conterno, Luciano Sandrone, as well as cult vineyard sites such as Messorio, Tignanello ...
Castello di Ama - Leading the Renaissance of Chianti Classico
This week we were fortunate enough to source a selection of rare, aged parcels of single-vineyard Chianti Classico Gran Selezione, direct from the cellars of Castello di Ama. This winery has been a leading light in the renaissance of the Chianti Classico region and should be firmly on everyone’s fine wine radar. Castello di Ama is a must-have for anyone seeking ...
Tuscany Wine Journal, Day Four: Chianti Classico
After scouring Montalcino for the very best of Brunello, FINE+RARE buyer Jessica Bryans turns her attention to Chianti Classico, unearthing some little-known gems on the way. Day One · Day Two · Day Three Day 4 After three fantastic days touring Montalcino, it was time to move on to the region Chianti Classico. This is a crucial zone in the panorama of Italian ...
Rangen de Thann Grand Cru
Following our masterclass with Olivier Humbrecht MW and tasting through his extraordinary collection, we haven't been able to forget the wines from the Grand Cru vineyard of Rangen de Thann. These are wines that are overwhelmingly dominated by their terroir, with an abundance of mineral tones over and above fruit-forward flavours. Decanter’s Andrew Jefford describes the Rangen vineyard as "the ...
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