Several decades of work as an agronomist and enologist, not to mention being a native of Tuscany and an avid student of history, gave Federico all the tools he needed to ferret out this forgotten limestone terroir high in the hills of eastern Tuscany, known to the Etruscans long before him. Truth be told, given Federico’s track record, I had very high confidence that I would find the stars aligned. However, Pinot Nero in Toscana? It had to be seen and tasted to be believed.
Jean Boxler’s name has become synonymous with the very best Alsatian wines, but if you ask him, he doesn’t seem to know what the fuss is all about. He’s a vigneron, tout simplement, just doing his job in the beautiful little village of Niedermorschwihr.
I am not shy about sharing my opinion with any of our Italian growers that the world’s best Vermentino is produced in Corsica. Yves Leccia’s magical limestone terroir of E Croce in the northern commune of Poggio d’Oletta produces one of the island’s and the world’s most magnificent examples.
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