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
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 ...