As usual, these wines are practically unknown outside the larger wine marketplace because of their very limited production. However, searching the hidden wineries of Arezzo for such unique products was an absolute pleasure.
- Like last year, I have the pleasure to introduce the newest wines from one of the territory’s most dynamic wine entrepreneurs – a man who is always in search of absolute quality, Clio Cicogni. This year he has produced two significant wines: Alcipe, a 100% Cabernet-Franc Valdarno Superiore and Saturno, a wonderful 100% 2018 Sangiovese.
- Travelling a bit south of Arezzo through the Valdichiana region of Tuscany, I have found a delightful wine from Cortona. Klanis is a Nico Dal Cero 2015 Syrah that provides great structure and an infinite finish to the palate.
- Il Palazzo is a small estate just outside Arezzo to the east of the medieval center of town. It has produced two fine new wines. The Sal Terrae is a blend of Merlot, Petite Verdot, Cabernet-Franc, and Cabernet-Sauvignon. The Cum Sanguis is a 100% Sangiovese and is the quintessential Arezzo wine.
- Moving a bit north towards Florence, Marco Cannoni produces a fantastic wine at Podere Giocoli called Arzillo. The wine has a fresh bouquet that goes well with a grilled Chianina steak!
I hope the Christmas Wine Box is to your liking and I hope to see you again soon in Arezzo!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family!