Cosimo Maria Masini

Ripe honeydew melon and citrus nose. Really lively, sprightly apricot and peach fruit with a nutty finish. Powerful, robust and tense with a dried spice finish. A wellpriced, approachable white…


Lodovico Antinori set himself up in competition with Sassicaia when he planted vines in Bolgheri. The estate has changed hands, but the style is consistent. Stephen Brook visits Opulence-on-Sea

Tuscany’s big three

Just like their varied terrain, Chianti, Montalcino and Montepulciano’s recent vintages have been a mixed bag. TOM MARESCA and RICHARD BAUDAINS guide you through the latest releases, and highlight the…


Tuscany 2008 vintage guide by Decanter. Very good vintage for later ripening varietals, Sangiovese in particular.


2006 vintage guide for Italy Tuscany. Good - but not over-the-top - intensity and concentration, excellent balance promises wine for the long haul.


2005 vintage guide for Italy Tuscany. Tough weather conditions often mean that the best producers will have the best results.

Francesco Ricasoli

Francesco Ricasoli is owner of one of Chianti Classico’s most historic estates. He tells Michèle Shah how he plans to bring his family heritage back on track...


2002 vintage guide for Italy Tuscany. Average quality wines with less concentration and structure than better years. The best wines are white.