New Italian releases 2022 – the centre, south and islands

Lorenzo Morfini with jack russell

Walter takes us south to see what he has been tasting. See also yesterday’s review of new releases from the north. Lorenzo Morfini is pictured above in his Chianti vineyard.

Tuscany is Italy’s other quality powerhouse (see yesterday’s article for my comments on the powerhouse of Piemonte), where top prices are achieved by Brunello di Montalcino in particular, and where a hectare of vines now costs €1 million. This region commands the highest price for any Italian bulk wine, well over €10 per litre, compared with a ‘mere’ €8.50 for Barolo. The explanation for this remains a little...