Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Piccini on the Rise

This past Friday evening, at our weekly wine tasting at the Piscataway store, I was thrilled by how positively customers responded to the Piccini’s Sasso al Poggio 2004. After all, it wasn’t one of the “easier” wines we were tasting that night--its complexity, its mellowing tannic structure, its increasing maturity, all could have proven a bit unexpected.

But nearly every time a guest took a sip, the response was the same: Pursed lips, scrunched-up eyes, and a knowing nod of the head: Ooh, was a typical response, this is good.

I completely agree. Piccini, as an excellent article in the new issue of the Quarterly Review of Wines notes, has been leading the way toward ever better and more affordable Tuscan wines--work that has allowed “Piccini to become one of the leading producers in Chianti Classico,” the article notes.

Take a look at the complete article, linked up above, for a glimpse into what it takes to become one of the most important producers in a region with no shortage of standouts. And keep an eye out for even more from Piccini, which is quickly becoming a favorite among connoisseurs and casual consumers alike.


The Sediment Blog on March 15, 2011 at 4:39 PM said...

Hmmm - perhaps more in the territory of the "casual consumers"? Our own verdict (for what it's worth) is here: http://sedimentblog.blogspot.com/2010/09/familae-piccini-chianti-riserva-2007.html

WestonBoys on May 6, 2011 at 8:22 PM said...

@The Sediment Blog -- that's not the same wine; the Sasso al Poggio is a Supertuscan -- Sangiovese but also Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.

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