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Campania tasting reports: the best reds and whites to try

Here are the best white and red wines from the Campania region in 2024, as tasted by Raffaele Mosca at the Campania Stories event in May 2024. THE WHITE WINES Five stars **** Cantine dell’Angelo – Greco di Tufo Miniere 2022 The vineyard lie right above a sulphur mine and the wine has an hypnotizing […]

Campania: the leading region for white wines in Southern Italy

Wherever you’ll go in Campania, you’ll always find witnesses of a millennium-old viticultural tradition. It could come in the shape of a fresco depicting Bacchus, a bunch of buried doliae (clay vessels) marking the location of an ancient cellar or a hundred year-old vineyard that’s taller than a tree, evoking a time when mixing different […]

The best wines from Friuli Colli Orientali to try

The following wines were tasted by Raffaele Mosca in Friuli Venezia Giulia in March 2024. Five stars – top wines ***** + Ronchi di Cialla – Colli Orientali Sottozona Cialla Schioppettino di Cialla 2018 Red wine – Cult winery  The translucent and trasparent color anticipates an intoxicating nose of slightly candied strawberries, wild roses, green tea […]

Discovering Colli Orientali: one of Friuli Venezia Giulia’s key wine terroirs

Friuli Venezia Giulia is always one of the most challenging regions to write about – so immensely heterogeneous that even wine experts struggle to track down all it has to offer.  One of the two key appellations for quality production in the region, the Friuli Colli Orientali DOC brings this fragmentation to the extreme: the […]

The 10 best Vernaccia di San Gimignano to try

The following wines were tasted by Raffaele Mosca at the Regina Ribelle wine tasting in May 2024. Five stars ***** Signano – Vernaccia di San Gimignano La Ginestra Riserva 2022  Lovely flinty tones over marzipan, saffron, broom, ripe peach and subdued oak spice – sweet and minerally at the same time, displaying a lovely chiaroscuro. […]

Vernaccia di San Gimignano: an excellent white wine from Tuscany

Falling in love with San Gimignano is all too easy: the vision of its skyline glimpsing amidst rolling hills covered by vineyards leaves you in awe even if you are accustomed to it.  Often referred to as the New York of the Middle Aged for its high-rise constructions , San Gimignano is known for being […]

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The 10 best Cannonau di Sardegna to try

Nine out of ten wines in this report were tasted by Raffaele Mosca at the Sardegna di Vinodabere event in Rome in January 2024. Le Anfore di Elena Casadei by Tenuta Olianas was tasted at Vinitaly 2024. Five stars *****  Jankara – Cannonau di Sardegna 2020    This iconic producer from the Gallura subregion – which is […]

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Discovering Cannonau di Sardegna: one of Italy’s most underrated red wines

Whenever I taste extensively through Sardinian wines, I get the feeling that this is one of the most underrated regions in Italy, offering a noteworthy quantity of talented small to  medium-size producers who still fall under the radar. Unfortunately, qualitative improvements over the last two decades weren’t matched by proper communication efforts – Sardinians are […]

Discovering Timorasso: the rising star in Piedmontese white wine

“ The blessing of oblivion”  is the best title for the incredible story of Timorasso, the rising star in Piedmontese white wine.  The secret to the sudden success of this grape lies in the fact it almost risked extinction in times when Italian white wine was all about big volumes and poor quality.   Unlike other […]

Timorasso tasting report: the best wines to try

All the wines were tasted by Raffaele Mosca by Raffaele Mosca at the Anteprima Derthona Due.Zero tasting in April 2024. Five stars ***** La Colombera Derthona Timorasso Il Montino 2021 Cult winery   Subdued in this phase – as it’s typical of the vintage – with marzipan, smoke and peppery notes superimposing over dried fruits and honeydew […]

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