by Lorenzo Piccoli
Hermitage La Chapelle Paul Jaboulet Aine: named after the chapel that was created by a wounded knight of the King who took permission to retire and meditate in 1400. Jaboulet owned the chapel since the end of the First World War. It is an icon of this part of the Rhone Valley and marks where the best vines are grown
Chianti Classico Castello di Brolio: original Chianti recipe (70% Sangiovese, 15% Canaiolo and 15% Malvasia bianca) from the barone di Ferro Bettino Ricasoli
Solaia Antinori: the Antinori family revolutionised the original recipe starting from 1978: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, 20% Sangiovese
Nero d’Avola biologico Barone Montalto: served at a restaurant in Reykjavik with very low expectations (What wine do you have? An Italian wine. But What wine? A red wine. Ah, okay). Soft and nice.
Primitivo di Manduria Cantina Giordano. My favourite Neuchatel treat.
Madiran Chateay Montus: one of the few wines from the Pyrenees, il paradosso della Guascogna, how can they eat so fat and live for so long?
Domaine Fond Croze Cotes du Rhone: casual discovery thanks to François
Lagrein Dunkel Cantina Bellaveder di Faedo: sapori di casa
Chardonnay De Marchi Isole e Olena
Chateau Musar: Lebanese wine that resisted during the war
Moulin-a-vent Georges Duboeuf: un buon beaujolais
Das Phantom K+K Kirnbauer: Austrian rarity