Wine from Alto Adige | Variety in the bottle

    The attraction of tradition Tradition, it is said, is not the worship of ashes, but the passing on of fire. It does not blindly repeat what has always been, but knows how to recognise the signs of the times and interpret them correctly with the power of centuries of knowledge. This is another reason why tradition is an important pillar of the South Tyrolean wine industry. It is based on...

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    BEHIND THE SCENES | Tenuta Alois Lageder

    “Authentic & biodynamic - and firmly in family hands!" The Alois Lageder family winery produces lively and fresh wines from South Tyrol. With a holistic understanding of nature, creativity and a love of experimentation, Alois Lageder creates wines that reflect the diversity of South Tyrol. In the spirit of biodynamic agriculture, the winery is constantly developing its knowledge,...

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    Top rated: Brunello 2016 & Riserva 2015

    This is what we call a hat trick: After we were able to enjoy the very well-balanced, fruit-driven and almost perfect 2015 vintage last year, the appellation is now doing it again. In terms of elegance, complexity and finesse, the 2016 vintage brings wines to the market that are more comparable to the great 2010 vintage. Compared to the fruity, warm and very harmonious style of the rightly...

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    BEHIND THE SCENES | Tenuta di Fessina

    “A tour around centennial bush vines and a 18th century Palmento on Mt. Etna” Tenuta di Fessina was born in 2007 by a Silvia Maestrelli project. First woman producer and pioneer on the Volcano. The estate it is a 17th century Palmento hidden inside a double lava flow from two different eruptions, 1911 and 1809. Tenuta di Fessina core is located on the Northern slope of Mt. Etna, the...

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    FALSTAFF – SUPERIORE.DE: Winner "Wine Merchant Italy"

    The renowned trade magazine Falstaff asked its community at the end of 2020 “Where do you prefer to buy wine?" and you answered. And we are excited: SUPERIORE.DE was voted the most popular wine merchant in the category “selection Italy”. Thank you very much for your numerous votes and, of course, especially for your loyalty over the last 20 years, without which this great result would not...

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    VINOUS.COM – Focus on Chianti Classico

    ... more than meets the eye! For the first time in many, many years I was not able to make my summer trip to Tuscany to taste the wines of Chianti Classico. That’s 2020 for you. But you know what? There is something to be said for the perspective gained by tasting the wines far away from those stunning hillside vineyards, removed from the charming towns, without any of that amazing food. Would...

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    VINOUS.COM – Barolo 2016: Right Place, Right Time

    “An almost ideal growing season with all the conditions for a great vintage falls at a time when so many winemakers are in their best years, have left the phase of experimentation behind and have found their personal style. The result is a vintage full of truly spectacular, breathtaking wines that captures all the pedigrees that Nebbiolo and Barolo are capable of. 2016 is a classic,...

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    Preview of the 2019 vintage

    The grapes are already in the cellar for a long time, the first wines are already in the bottle and already in our assortment. Due to the current corona epidemic, many presentations (Anteprime) and also the largest European leading trade fair for wine, ProWein in Düsseldorf, were unfortunately cancelled. Vinitaly, Europe’s largest trade fair for Italian wines, is also currently still on the...

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    Falstaff – Tasting Toscana Centrale

    More than 400 wines from the core regions of Tuscany were put to the test this time at the FALSTAFF tasting (conducted by Italy specialist Othmar Kiem). Toscana Centrale, which is primarily the Chianti Classico area between Florence and Siena, extends beyond the Super Tuscan wines. Find out more about the wines that have been closely scrutinized by renowned wine journalists and read the...

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    VINOUS.COM – Brunello 2015: Vintage from God?

    “It is a vintage full of strength and purity, the result of a long growing season without extreme events. One that was warmer than 2014 and with much less rain, yet the water reserves were high due to the rainfall during the winter months. These reserves helped the vines through the dry, warm and sunny summer months, supplemented by cool night temperatures and just the right amount of rainfall...

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    Vintage 2015 — Brunello di Montalcino

    “The 2015 vintage is a historical year for Brunello di Montalcino that nobody should miss. The wines show impressive precision of vivid fruit, fine tannins and freshness in acidity despite their ripeness and richness which makes them some of the most exciting in years. Winemakers in Montalcino were never better prepared to produce outstanding wines in a year like 2015 with their exactness in...

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    VINOUS.COM – Great Wines of Sicily

    “Sitting down and writing my annual Sicily report has never been so exciting. I don’t remember the last time I tasted through so many world-class wines, both white and red, from Sicily; probably never, in fact. In a nutshell, that’s what you need to know about the state of Sicilian wine today: while the potential for memorable wines has always been there, it appears that at long last many...

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    Excellent! Decanter World Wine Awards 2019

    Decanter was founded in London in 1975. The most famous authors, some of them Master of Wine, write for the Decanter, among others Jancis Robinson, Peter Mc Combie, Stephen Spurrier or Michael Broadbent. Italy is supervised by several authors, recently led by Ian D’Agata and Chris Mercer, as well as some wine journalists based in Italy. In addition to various regional rankings and the...

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    Falstaff – The Wine Continent Sicily

    “The largest Mediterranean island once was known for cheap mass wines. With a new generation of winegrowers, Sicily continues a millennia-old high culture. Sicilian wines used to be known for their fullness, but these days are over. Now they are juicy and elegant, because the quality on the sunny island has increased tremendously. While the wines used to inspire with their power, they are now...

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    Robert Parker – Best of Sicily

    A few years ago, if you asked wine lovers where their favourite Italian wines came from, you would very often hear “Piedmont”, “Tuscany”, “South Tyrol”, “Friuli” and “Lake Garda”. Today, however, many less well-known wine regions in Italy produce no less excellent wines. Regions such as Sardinia, Abruzzo, Valle d’Aosta and Campania come to mind just as quickly as, of course, Sicily. Italy’s...

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    VINOUS.COM – The wines of South Tyrol

    Ian D’Agata has now joined Antonio Gallonis Vinous.com as editor-in-chief for Europe and Asia. He has been writing and lecturing about food and wine for over 25 years. He is also currently scientific advisor to Vinitaly International, Europe’s largest Italian wine fair, and scientific director of the Vinitaly International Academy. D’Agata has already been named Italy’s best wine journalist...

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    WEINWIRTSCHAFT — SUPERIORE.DE IS ONLINE WINE MERCHANT OF THE YEAR 2018

    If there is a top address in our business, then it is Meininger Verlag, which appropriately resides in Neustadt an der Weinstraße: In 1903, the “Weinblatt” by founder Daniel Meininger was one of the first renowned trade journals to deal with our favourite topic, and 114 years later the publishing house became an oenological and gastronomic authority. Every year the trade magazine...

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    Falstaff – The Chianti Classico Trophy

    For years, we have seen a highly gratifying development in Chianti Classico. The wines regain their authenticity and freshness, and the Sangiovese grape unfolds its full style of fine acidity and elegance. The wines have all become more drinkable and the trend towards fat wines with interchangeable tastes, which was directed towards the American market in the late 1990s, has been a thing of...

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    Grape varieties presented: Primitivo

    For years it was suspected, but after recent genetic engineering studies it is now known for certain: Primitivo is identical to the Californian Zinfandel and is derived from the ancient Croatian grape variety Tribidrag or Crlenjak Kastelanski, which was already known in the 15th century. The name was originally “Primativo” and referred to early ripening, which incidentally also applies to the...

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