Wine Masters • Season 2: Italy

In the second season we visit five wine regions in Italy: Piedmont told by the Gaja family, Veneto, told by Masi/Boscanini, Tuscany told by the Antinori family, Campania told by the family Mastrobernadino, Sicily told by the Tasca family. To add more depth Masters of Wine Richard Hemming and Sarah Heller and Italian wine writer Burton Anderson, share their expertise in each documentary episode.

In the second season we visit five wine regions in Italy: Piedmont told by the Gaja family, Veneto told by Masi/ the Boscaini family, Tuscany told by the Antinori family, Campania told by the Mastroberardino family, Sicily told by the Tasca family. To add more depth, Masters of Wine Richard Hemming...
Barolo and Barbaresco wines are strongly in demand by wine collectors. Although both villages in Piedmont are very close, and the wines are both made by Nebbiolo grapes, some say Barolo is more masculine and Barbaresco is more feminine. Gaia Gaja: “Barolo is a gentleman and Barbaresco is a lady,...
Campania was called ‘Campania Felix’ by the Romans, meaning ‘Happy land’. The Romans considered it the best place to grow vines. Mastroberardino was the only one who kept faith in the native Aglianico grapes from Taurasi. Some say these are archeological wines, others say it’s the Barolo of the...
The renaissance of Italian wines started in Tuscany with Sangiovese grapes. Piero Antinori was one of the first to produce high quality Chianti Classico and introduced the first Super Tuscan. Antinori is one of the oldest family owned companies in the world. 

Alessia Antinori (26th...
Amarone della Valpolicella was invented by mistake. The ‘Appassimento’ method is a fascinating process, the concentrated wines are made by grapes which are dried on bamboo racks for months. 

Raffaele Boscaini: “My grandfather had Valpolicella as an everyday wine and Amarone for Christmas...
The Regaleali Estate in the middle of Sicily is like an oasis in the desert. The first prestigious Nero d’Avola wine was made here by the old noble family Tasca d’Almerita. Alberto Tasca: “It gave me freedom once I realized I’m only the landkeeper of this place for a short period.”

Luigi Tasca...