Wednesday, July 16, 2008


Short trip to Tuscany to visit Andrea Franchetti, owner of Tenuta di Trinoro. It was a long journey in the car for us and Marie and Jean-Roger Calvet, who we picked up in Maury.

The place is fantastic, with beautiful landscapes, the serenity of the area, the quality of the wines and Andrea’s hospitality, his friends and employees. Everything made this trip, once more, unforgettable.
Wilderness takes all its meaning here: especially when dears, wild boars and pheasants can be heard during the day (morning until evening) in front of the house.
Tasting the various wines of Andrea and ours, our exchanges, made us regret not to stay longer.

Today, I received the notes from the Wine Advocate for Andrea’s wines, Tenuta di Trinoro 95 and 95+, and 90 for Cuppole 2005 and 2006.

On our return, we had a reception for local officials in the cellar in Maury which is just about finished. The importance of our project is well received by most people we met, even if some jealousies create some problems, not unlike other places.

As a note, Italian freeways are not as safe as in France. You have to pay a great deal of attention to Italian drivers!

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