Umbria and Southern Tuscany 2015

Umbria and Southern Tuscany Tour 6 – Guest Blog Part 2

I am writing this on one of the roof terraces of La Fortuna Hotel, it’s nearly dark but the mountains are lit up occasionally by spectacular bolts of lightning.  So far very little rain has fallen on me, and the thunder feels distant. Last night, despite our spectacular tasting and lunch, most people managed to …

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Umbria and Southern Tuscany adventure – Tour 5

  One of the most fascinating aspects of the tour has been the opportunity on our first day in wineries to taste different vintages of Sagrantino di Montefalco at Cantine Dionigi. The Sagrantino grape is very small and tannic and reflects the vagaries of the specific  weather conditions of any given year. Tasting 2007, 2004, …

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Umbria and Southern Tuscany Tour 4 Day 2

Montefalco has become the famous wine area in Montefalco with the Sagrantino di Montefalco achieving DOCG status in 1992 – an incredibly fast transition from relative obscurity. The estates of Dionigi and Raina are great contrasts and allow us to compare two producers of Montefalco wines. Cantina Dionigi is a small estate making about 50,000 …

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