I VICINI is an estate winery in the Cortona DOC of Tuscany, Italy.

Owner | Andy Goldfarb, Californian businessman (automobile airbags).

Background | The previous owner was Roman Antonioli, a lawyer from Rome. Anthony Nigel Dunkley (son of John Dunkley of Riecine in Chianti Classico) was also involved in some way

Vineyards | 8.9ha (22 acres). At Pietraia Poggio di Cortona. A hill overlooking Cortona. 310m above sea level and 3km from Lake Trasimeno. South-east facing

RED WINES

Cortona Rosso DOC Merlot, Laudario | 2010 100% Merlot. £15-29.99. Lightly oaked. Sweaty saddle nose, herby, thin middle, chocolate, lacks charm, herbal-stalky tannin, baked acetic finish – where is the fruit? Commended at DWWA 02nd May 2013.

Cortona Rosso DOC Cabernet Sauvignon, Laudario | 2010 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Lightly oaked. £15-29.99. Menthol and blackcurrant, ripe and even, plenty of fruit and wood tannin, quite astringent in some ways given the alcohol which has acted as a solvent – shortish? Bronze at DWWA 02nd May 2013.

Cortona Rosso DOC Syrah, Laudario | 2010 100% Syrah. Lightly oaked. £15-29.99. Very smoky new oak, medicinal almost, dry, way to much oak. No medal at DWWA 02nd May 2013.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

DWWA, Decanter World Wine Awards.

CONTACT

Sede Legale: Via Dante, 34 | I-52044 Cortona (AR = Arezzo), Italy

Cantina: C. S.Pietraia 38/A | I-52044 Cortona (AR = Arezzo), Italy

Tel+39 0575.67.85.07 | www.ivicinicortona.it