24 Apr Rare vines of Tuscany: a story yet to be written
It seems like only yesterday when, my boss of the course (always praised!!!), shortly before the final exam as a sommelier, warned us all: “attention guys, prepare yourself well on the Tuscan autochthonous wines, because Carmassi hammers us!”
How boring, I thought!!! But how, isn’t it enough to have studied all 78 Italian DOCGs, with their vines and characteristics, many DOCs, various insights on volcanic wines, coast, sand, earth, sky and so on and so forth? Isn’t it enough to know the connections between the various grape varieties of the world and what they are called locally? Isn’t it enough for me to study Marlborough without confusing it with a brand of cigarettes? What do I care about these vines destined for oblivion that no one cares about? On the other hand, if they were discarded from history, there must have been a reason, right?……..