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Terre di Toscana

Una Experience Hotel, Lido di Camaiore


Originally staged for earlier in the year, finally opened its doors to the trade, press and invited guests on the 20th and 21st March at the UNA Experience Hotel, Lido di Camaiore, LU.


Organised by L’Acqua Buona enology magazine, this annual event is always oversubscribed, many important wineries not being able to partecipate due to space restrictions.

The entire ground floor of the hotel is taken over by some of the most prestigious wineries in Tuscany. This was the event’s fourteenth edition.


Totally unique in that you have the opportunity to taste the latest releases from Montalcino, Chianti Classico, San Gimignano, Bolgheri, Montepulciano and Cortona, all under one roof.


The atmosphere should also be mentioned, for such a large event it is very personal, comfortable and approachable, rather than overwhelming.


Special congratulations to L’ Acqua Buona is totally justified for continuing such an impressive event.

These are some of the highlights of my two days spent at Terre di Toscana:


Lamole di Lamole Chianti Classico Riserva 2018.

Aromatics of blue flowers, red berries, warm earth. Fine tannins. Touch below full bodied.

Points 92 TW


Montepelose

A fabulous winery in the Maremma region of Tuscany. Aromatics of this region are found in the bottle of this winery. Production of IGT’s including a great Cabernet Sauvignon named Gabbro from 40 + year old vines.

The ‘master artist’ Martino Manetti has continued the management of this world class winery Montevertine since 2000, that includes the astonishing Le Pergole Torte.


Pomona

The super talented Monica Raspi, veterinarian turned winemaker. Piero Grosso available in one litre bottles with a crown closure. Sangiovese 100%.



Podere Le Ripi

Did not send me their wines to review this year. So I was especially pleased to taste their latest line up.


Podere Fedespina

This is a winery I have wanted to visit for a long time, unfortunately Covid restrictions came between me and my visit. The Pinot Noir is made from 40 year old vines and is terroir led and outstanding in 2016.


Petra

There are two ways to be impressed by Petra: firstly, taste their wines.Secondly go see their architectural winery.