Many of the best wines in Alsace are classified according to the region’s
Grand Cru system. With a focus on the individual microclimates of various slopes of the sub-Vosgian hills,
these 51 historic parcels showcase the subtle differences of site and their impact on the key varieties of
Over the last fifteen years, a revolution in quality has propelled the Chianti Classico appellation back to the forefront of Italian winemaking and it is now widely acknowledged that these famed Tuscan hills provide some of the best wines in Europe, especially when it comes to price-quality ratio.
With terroir at the forefront of wine communication, Soave is the latest Italian appellation of note to officially launch its Cru system, adopting a Burgundian like hierarchy which places the 'single vineyard' at the summit.
Piedmont is mainly known for Nebbiolo, the
key grape variety in the famous wines of Barolo and
Barbaresco. Historically both the red skinned
Barbera and Dolcetto were important, and
for many wineries in the region these are still the key varieties...
The achievements of Campania’s modern wine revolution are striking. Grapes
such as Fiano, Greco,
Falanghina and Aglianico are now
undeniably part of the Italian wine establishment, admired for their ability
to produce premium quality wines...
Greece boasts a plethora of ancient indigenous white grape varieties
that are increasingly utilised by the latest generation of winemakers keen to make their name in
line with the country’s viticultural traditions. Here is our list of white grapes grown all over