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Tasting at Tenuta Le Calcinaie

May 24th 2018


The prospect of a wine tasting at Tenuta Le Calcinaie on a Monday, the day after our wedding, seemed a little foolhardy as we drove past San Gimignano, especially given the tasting was deep in the Tuscan countryside down a winding track that I’d never driven down before at 3pm in the afternoon. Thankfully any worries I had with regards to our enthusiasm or this being a poor idea were immediately dispersed by Simone Santini’s warm welcome, vivacious spirit, and frankly delicious wines.

2014 Poggio di Sotto | A gorgeous new Rosso di Montalcino release

December 15th 2017


Founded in 1989 by Piero Palmucci, Poggio di Sotto has risen one of Montalcino’s benchmark estates and amongst the finest exponents of Brunello. Sold in 2012 to Maria Iris and Claudio Tipa, owners of the famous Grattamacco winery in Bolgheri, progressive investment has ensured that Poggio di Sotto remains the yardstick for traditional Brunello. With only 16 hectares under vine, production is incredibly small in comparison to many of its peers. As a result the wines produced are amongst the most sought after anywhere in Tuscany. When we visited the winery in September we captivated by the quality of the…

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