​Italy 2015 vintage – hushed hype


See also yesterday's compilation of reviews of Italian whites. Its red counterpart follows.

As I write this, Italy’s 2015 wine harvest is yet to be completely finished, with some of the grapes still to be picked, notably in Taurasi. But already, from the beginning of July, the majority of the Italian media began touting 2015 as eccezionale, or exceptional. This irritated quite a few in the Italian blogosphere who regularly ridicule France’s default setting of jubilant announcements of great vintages year in, year out, well before a single grape has actually been picked. The Federazione Italiana Vignaioli Indipendenti...