Sangiovese versus the Bordeaux blends 40 years on.
The 1980s saw traditional Sangiovese-based regions in Tuscany seriously challenged by the newcomers in Bolgheri to the west.
For the first time Bordeaux grapes made the headlines and captured the critics here in Tuscany at a time when Chianti’s return to better quality had hardly started. Since then, Sangiovese has re-asserted its status as The Tuscan Variety of Choice – just as the rules changed to allow the inclusion of the Bordeaux varieties.
40 years later seems a timely moment for a re-visit. We’ll start by tasting a refreshing white made from Vermentino and then compare 7 reds – 4 classic Sangiovese based wines and 3 from Bolgheri/The Maremma, where Bordeaux varieties and Sangiovese seem to share the same bottle amicably.
Here is the full line-up:-
Vermentino Toscano ‘Pagliatura’, Fattoria di Magliano, ‘21
Chianti Classico ‘Filetta di Lamole’, Fontodi, ‘18
Chianti Classico Riserva, Quercia al Poggio, ‘16
Bolgheri Rosso, Fabio Motta, ‘20
Maremma, ‘Caburnio’, Tenuta Monteti, ‘16
Vino Nobile d1 Montepulciano, Avignonesi, ‘18
Rosso di Montalcino, Piancornello, ‘18
Maremma, Tenuta Monteti, ‘16
Venue: The Civil Service Club, 13/15 Great Scotland Yard, London SW1A 2HJ.
Time: 7.00 to 9.30 pm.
Presenter: Pippa Hayward with Sandy Leckie
Availability: Just 1 Place Left.
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