The Finest Wines of Tuscany and Central Italy: A Regional and Village Guide to the Best Wines and Th

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  • The wines of Tuscany were famous long before Leonardo da Vinci described them as "bottled sunshine," and they are at the forefront of the remarkable renaissance of Italian wine over the past 30 years. In this groundbreaking new book, Nicolas Belfrage shares his insider's knowledge acquired as a specialist wine trader and writer. Mindful of the region's fascinating past, Belfrage brings its story up to date, discussing such subjects as geology and geography, grape varieties, and the latest research into Sangiovese, the variety used in the top wines of Chianti Classico, Brunello di Montalcino, and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. He also clarifies the regulatory framework and follows the recent controversial developments in viticulture and winemaking, including the rise of the Super-Tuscans and the ongoing "Brunellogate" scandal that broke in 2008. At the heart of the book are in-depth, illustrated profiles of more than 90 of the most interesting producers, large and small, with insightful notes on the essential character of their finest wines. The author also offers a comprehensive review of vintages and selects his top 100 wines in ten different categories, while wines of special quality or value are indicated throughout.
  • Author:
    Nicholas Belfrage MW
    Binding:
    Paperback
    Dewey Decimal Number:
    641
    EAN:
    9780520259423
    Edition:
    1
    ISBN:
    0520259424
    Label:
    University of California Press
    Languages:
    English
    List Price:
    $34.95
    Manufacturer:
    University of California Press
    Number Of Items:
    1
    Number Of Pages:
    320
    Product Group:
    Book
    Product Type Name:
    ABIS_BOOK
    Publication Date:
    2009-10-14
    Publisher:
    University of California Press
    Studio:
    University of California Press
    Title:
    The Finest Wines of Tuscany and Central Italy: A Regional and Village Guide to the Best Wines and Their Producers (The World's Finest Wines)
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