11Dec
2014

Coming in March: the NEW Grandi Annate

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After a void of 5 vintages, the NEW Grandi Annate, produced under the leadership of Virginie Saverys, finally sees the light.

In keeping with the current style of Avignonesi, dedicated to producing a mono-varietal Vino Nobile where the territorial traits shape the character of the wine, also the Grandi Annate in its new form will be a pure Sangiovese. Infact, the 2011 vintage is produced exclusively with grapes from 40 year old vines from the Poggetti estate.

The Grandi Annate will be launched officially in the beginning of March 2015, in the US, with a series of tasting seminars in the cities of New York, Chicago and San Francisco, where Virginie Saverys and Ashleigh Seymour, winemaker, will present the wine and illustrate all that has been done in Avignonesi over the last 5 years in re-discovering the characteristics of Sangovese grown on Montepulciano soil.

We feel that this wine, more than any other, truly embodies our motto "terroir speaks; we listen", and we cannot wait to present it to the world. 

 

 

03Dec
2014

Panettone and Avignonesi Vin Santo

panettone.jpg When the traditional sweet breads Panettone and Pandoro start to appear on the Italian dining tables you know the holiday season is near. This Italian classic may not be much to look at. Most of all it looks like a big loaf of bread with... Read more
24Nov
2014

Harvest Report 2014: Part 3: The Wine Whisperers

winetasterslow.jpg How many times have you heard the words “when the product coming in from the vineyards is great, all the winemaker has to do is make sure not to spoil it”. Simple words, but pure truth, as we all agree that the main character of a wine is given... Read more
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03Dec
2014

Panettone and Avignonesi Vin Santo

panettone.jpg When the traditional sweet breads Panettone and Pandoro start to appear on the Italian dining tables you know the holiday season is near. This Italian classic may not be much to look at. Most of all it looks like a big loaf of bread with... Read more
24Nov
2014

Harvest Report 2014: Part 3: The Wine Whisperers

winetasterslow.jpg How many times have you heard the words “when the product coming in from the vineyards is great, all the winemaker has to do is make sure not to spoil it”. Simple words, but pure truth, as we all agree that the main character of a wine is given... Read more
27Sep
2014

Recipe of the Week: Porcini Mushrooms

crema.jpg Another delicious autumn dish from winery chef Luca. One of the season's traditional Tuscan products is mushrooms, and the most tasty ones are porcini ... and do you know what goes great with porcini? Sangiovese! Read more
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