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    Ageing Italian fine wine - Chianti Classico 2001

    Walter begins a series on mature Italian wine with this exploration of the extent to which Chianti Classico is worth ageing.One of the perceived…

    14 Aug 2012 Walter Speller
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    Guide to Walter's Tuscan week

    All last week, and today, we are publishing articles and 375 tasting notes by our Italian specialist Walter Speller based on his recent total…

    12 Mar 2012 Julia Harding MW
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    Walter's top Tuscans

    An embarrassment of riches – that is how it felt to be submerged for a whole week in the best of what Tuscany has to offer. The region is without a…

    12 Mar 2012 Walter Speller
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    Brunello Riserva 2006

    Following yesterday's What's new, Montalcino? and tasting notes on Brunello 2007, here Walter wholeheartedly recommends the Brunello 2006 Riservas.…

    8 Mar 2012 Walter Speller
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    What's new, Montalcino?

    Today Walter turns his attention to Brunello di Montalcino, with an overview of this year's controversies and an introduction to the 2007 vintage. See…

    7 Mar 2012 Walter Speller
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    Valdipiatta and Dei vertical tastings

    This is today's second instalment of our series of articles on Tuscany. See also the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2009–2006 tasting article and …

    6 Mar 2012 Walter Speller
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    Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2009–2006

    We continue our series of articles on Tuscany with Walter's report on the recent tasting of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano - focusing mainly on 2009…

    6 Mar 2012 Walter Speller
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    Zerbina - the tasting notes

    All the wines made at the outstanding Romagna estate Fattoria Zerbina described here seem to have lingering, elegant fruit flavours, while starting…

    18 Oct 2010 Walter Speller
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    Zerbina - old-school precision viticulture

    On my arrival at the Fattoria Zerbina in Romagna, the first thing Cristina Geminiani showed me was a pair of maps of one of her vineyards, the Vigna…

    18 Oct 2010 Walter Speller
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    Convito di Romagna - the wines

    In On the trail of Sangiovese di Romagna, I described the work of the leading group of producers, the Convito di Romagna. Its members voluntarily…

    8 Sep 2010 Walter Speller
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    On the trail of Sangiovese di Romagna

    See my tasting notes on some top Sangiovese di Romagna wines. Sangiovese, which is almost always associated with Tuscany, is in actual fact…

    8 Sep 2010 Walter Speller