Italy

Tradition in Tuscany: Mocali Wines

Montepulciano Vineyards

Perched in the heart of the Tuscan countryside the charming village of Montalcino is home to some of Italy’s most famous wines. Since the 1950’s the Ciacci family has been producing outstanding wine from this region under the Mocali label. As is traditional, the Mocali Brunello, which roughly translates as “little dark one” in the local vernacular, wines are made ... Read More »

Mamete Prevostini: Unusual Terroir in Italy

Mamete Prevostini

Over 70 years ago Mamete Prevostini began making wine to serve in the family eatery, Restaurant Crotasc. Based in Italy’s distinctive Valtellina regio, Mamete sourced grapes locally.  Located in northern Lombardy, the stone-walled terrace vineyards of Valtellina are planted on the mountainous border between Italy and Switzerland. Despite a rich viticultural history that dates to the 8th or 9th Century, in ... Read More »

Producer Profile: de Forville

de Forville

The De Forville family immigrated to Italy from the Wallonia region of Belgium in 1848. However, the De Forville winery was founded in 1860 by Gioacchino de Forville in the heart of the village of Barbaresco. A dedicated follower of the teachings of celebrated oenologist Domizio Cavazza of Royal Oenological School of Alba, Gioacchino was dedicated and focused on quality. ... Read More »