Author Archives: David Larson

Juicy Details with David Larson: Morey St. Denis – The Forgotten Village

Juicy Details with David Larson: Morey St. Denis – The Forgotten Village

Clos de la Roche. Clos St Denis . Clos de Lambrays. Clos de Tart. All Grand Crus you’ve probably heard of. How about premier crus Les Millandes,  Les Faconnières, or Les Chenevery? Maybe not so much? They all have one thing in common: they all lie in the commune of Morey St Denis, one ofContinue Reading

Juicy Details with David Larson: Chianti

Juicy Details with David Larson: Chianti

Juicy Details will conclude our conversation about Sangiovese with a few words about the wines of Chianti Classico. In my humble opinion, it as the finest expression of this noble grape, and one of the greatest values in Old World wine. Chianti Classico, located within Gaiole in Chianti, is the largest sub-zone of Chianti. GivenContinue Reading

Juicy Details with David Larson: Brunello

Juicy Details with David Larson: Brunello

For this edition of Juicy Details, we continue our conversation about Sangiovese and focus on one of Italy’s greatest wines: Brunello di Montalcino. Few expressions of Sangiovese are more powerful or elegant than Brunello at its best. Brunello was essentially created by Biondi-Santi in 1888, meaning it is a youngster in the world of wine.Continue Reading

Juicy Details with David Larson: Sangiovese

I want to devote a few blog posts to Italy’s most widely planted varietal, Sangiovese. Planted throughout the country, it has its greatest concentration in the center of Italy-Tuscany, Umbria, Emilia-Romagna and the Marche. An ancient varietal that has had qualitative ups and downs in recent times, Sangiovese has benefited greatly from modern clonal research. Continue Reading

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