Mick O’Connell: Italy’s winemakers have a Super Tuscan tale to tell

They can be difficult to find - and pricey - but the wines made by this group of Italian mavericks remain incredibly alluring

The Super Tuscan movement began in the early seventies when a set of winemakers felt overly constrained by local rules

Two lines of centuries-old cypress trees march along the arrow-straight road before me like soldiers. The Etruscan coast is behind me and the Tyrrhenian sea at my back as I walk up the hill to Bolgheri.

Immortalised by the poet Giosué Carducci, this small walled town heaves with churches, restaurants and wine shops. The latter is a relatively new phenomenon. While grapes have been an important part of the culture here for centuries, the region ...