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Wine of the Day: La Palazzetta ‘Trio From Montalcino’ 10-27-16

Here’s a taste of the real Italy, three wines you might find by the glass or bottle at the quaintest ristorante in Tuscany. La Palazzetta’s Flavio Fanti wastes no resources on fancy websites, marketing, or Bordeaux barrels. Instead, he makes honest wine from the southern end of the Montalcino DOC in the tiny village of Castelnuovo dell’ Abate. Fanti farms his family’s 45 acres organically, and his winemaking style, which seeks finesse over extraction, matches the area’s delicateness. Balanced, perfumed, and representative of place, La Palazzetta impresses us each year. And all of these wines are ready to enjoy today, at prices you’d also expect to find in Italy. –Daniel

Flavio Fanti La Palazzetta Sant’ Antimo, Tuscany 2015 750ML ($14.95) Buy Now: $11.90 special

Flavio Fanti La Palazzetta Rosso di Montalcino, Tuscany 2014 750ML ($19.95) Buy Now: $16 special

Flavio Fanti La Palazzetta Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Tuscany 2011 750ML ($39.95) Buy Now: $36 special

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Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino


May 2013

Elisabetta Gnudi Angelini has dreamt of living in a vineyard ever since she was little, but life hastaken her in other ways. She has worked in entertainment and in the pharmaceutical industry and known the urban stress in Rome. Until 1998, when she purchased the historic Caparzo vineyard in the Tuscan region of Brunello di Montalcino.

Though vines had long stood on the Caparzo land alongside olive trees and forestry, the vineyard itself was established in the 1960’s and spent much of that time passed around owners.  In her opinion, Caparzo had strayed fromits primary purpose over time and Elisabetta planned to refocus on what she thought the estate does best: Brunello and Rosso di Montalcino. With the help of winemaker Massimo Bracalente, she has renewed technology and invested in quality, hoping to keep the traditional style of Tuscan wine while adding a modern mentality to the winemaking process.Read the rest