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2011 Vernaccia Tradizionale from Montenidoli

The other day The New York Times wine writer Eric Asimov wrote an article titled Summer’s Winners: 20 Wines for $20. Montenidoli’s 2011 Vernaccia Tradizionale was selected to that list, being described as having “depth, presence and texture.” At TWH, we often tell people that Montenidoli’s … Continue reading

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Montenidoli: 2010 Il Garrulo Chianti Colli Senesi

The 2010 Il Garrulo from Montenidoli is impactful, full of flavor and brimming with textural elegance. This is not the first time I’ve singled out Il Garrulo or the wines of Montenidoli. Working here at TWH, which is the exclusive importer of these special Tuscan … Continue reading

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Montenidoli’s 2009 Tradizionale Vernaccia di San Gimignano

This past Tuesday, gathered around a table at the center of Piccino restaurant, Elisabetta Fagiuoli of Montenidoli gave The Wine House staff a brief but exhaustive history of her Tuscan estate and the nearby medieval town of San Gimignano. The … Continue reading

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Montenidoli’s 2007 Il Garrulo Chianti Colli Senesi

I plan my wine and food menus far in advance of the occasion, an exception to my otherwise professional procrastinator ways. While pondering upcoming Fourth of July cookouts, Elisabetta Fagioli of Montenidoli fame kept popping into my head. Back in … Continue reading

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Montenidoli: 2007 Vernaccia Fiore

Elisabetta Fagiuoli is a force to be reckoned with, that’s for certain. As proprietress of the breathtakingly beautiful winery Montenidoli, Elisabetta has single-handedly taken Vernaccia di San Gimignano out of the ranks of lowly whites to produce what many consider … Continue reading

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The Montenidoli Dialogue: Italian Discoveries

2005 Montenidoli Vernaccia di San Gimignano Tradizionale White Wine; other white varietal; Tuscany; $19.99 $14.44 per bottle with mix/match case discount. 2006 Montenidoli Vernaccia di San Gimignano Fiore White Wine; other white varietal; Tuscany; $22.99 $19.54 per bottle with mix/match … Continue reading

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Ca’ Lojera: Lugana’s Best

The Lugana DOC from Ca’ Lojera completes a trifecta of impressive TWH-direct whites from Italy that includes Montenidoli’s Vernaccia Tradizionale and Picollo’s Gavi. All three wines offer exceptional quality for the money and show authentic expression of their respective grape variety and place. They also happen … Continue reading

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2009 Roc de Cambes, Cotes de Bourg

Okay, I was all set to follow up my recent post about crisp summer wines with another suggestion, as well as to fully endorse Anya’s recent praise of Elisabetta Fagiuoli’s 2011 Vernaccia Tradizionale, (it absolutely rocks! We tried a sample last night and you should have seen … Continue reading

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November 2013 Dirty Dozen

Look out; it’s November! Things are changing quickly. Our clocks will be going back soon, there’s a chill in the air, and at the end of this month, many of us will be seated around the Thanksgiving Day table. Now … Continue reading

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June 2013 Dirty Dozen

And just like that, we’re on to the month that begins the summer. You don’t need to be a dad, grad, or June bride to appreciate this month (but it doesn’t hurt if you are!), there’s plenty of fun stuff … Continue reading

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