Brunello to Zibibbo: The Wines of Tuscany, Central and Southern Italy

Brunello to Zibibbo: The Wines of Tuscany, Central and Southern Italy

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by Nicolas Belfrage
     
 

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Nicolas Belfrage concludes his two-volume tour of Italian wine with a look at the outstanding varieties from Tuscany to the south.

In Barolo to Valpolicella, Nicolas Belfrage demystified northern Italian viticulture, discussing dozens of wines ranging from the highest-quality vintages to affordable selections that can be enjoyed every day. Now, with

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Nicolas Belfrage concludes his two-volume tour of Italian wine with a look at the outstanding varieties from Tuscany to the south.

In Barolo to Valpolicella, Nicolas Belfrage demystified northern Italian viticulture, discussing dozens of wines ranging from the highest-quality vintages to affordable selections that can be enjoyed every day. Now, with Brunello to Zibibbo, the second of his two-volume survey of Italian wine, Belfrage considers the wines from Tuscany to the south, again concentrating on the regions' indigenous vines and the unique grapes that make Italy's wines so exceptional.

The book offers extensive coverage of the vines and wines of Tuscany but also assesses the emerging wines of the south, on which, to date, little has been written. From the Sangiovese, or Brunello, of Tuscany, to the Zibibbo, or Alexandrian Muscat, of the island of Pantelleria off the Tunisian coast south of Sicily, this book is an authoritative primer on the wealth of Italy's vineyards and a discerning guide to the regions' best bottles.

Editorial Reviews

David Gleave
[Belfrage's] knowledge of Italy and her wines . . . is unrivalled . . . [He is] the ideal person to write a much needed book on Italian wines.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781840007909
Publisher:
Octopus Books
Publication date:
06/28/2003
Series:
Mitchell Beazley Classic Wine Library
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
5.37(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.62(d)

Meet the Author

Nicolas Belfrage is also the author of Life Beyond Lambrusco, which won the André Simon Award for the best book on drink. He divides his working life between Florence, Italy, and London, England.

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