I can’t decide whether I love the wine, or the producers of this wine, more….
They are an older couple making their wines on the edge of Southern Tuscany, a stone’s throw from one of the most beautiful cites in Tuscany, Pitigliano.
I heard about them through Gregorio from Il Civettaio when we were at a big tasting event. I was with my pal Carlo and we went over to try their Ciliegiolo and were both stunned by how good it was. I took a card and arranged to meet up and taste all their wines a few weeks later.
Their farm is on the south side of Monte Amiata, the mountain I used to see every day when I lived in Tuscany. There are a lot of very bendy roads to get to there so it feels remote and quite magical. When I arrived, I was given a tour by Carla and we talked a little about wine and a lot about Jackson. It was kind of like an interview which is like most new wineries when I visit! We lost Eduaro on the tour so ended up in the kitchen drinking coffee and eating biscuits and laughing until we were found and the tour continued.
Their farm is built on volcanic soil so all of their wines are heaped with flavour and this white is no exception. Their entry level white didn’t do much for me but when they poured me the Isolina and I was dancing in my seat. I mean, what a wine this is! Packed with flavour and each mouthful feels like you’re going on a little adventure of discovery.
Check out the entire Sassotondo range as they really are stunning wines.
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