In this second installation of the four-part series, How to Pronounce Italian Wines, we learn how to pronounce the crown jewel of central Italy’s landlocked region of Umbria, the King of Tuscan Wines from the picturesque hills of Tuscany’s Montalcino, and the most beloved Pinot Grigio in the US. Continue your journey to Italian-speaking perfection with the biggest names in the business in these three videos.
(Miss the first installation? Catch up on the series with Part 1 here!)
How to Pronounce “Montefalco Sagrantino” with Alessandro Lunelli
From its award-winning wines to the acclaimed winery Carapace, sculpted by masterful artist Arnaldo Pomodoro, Tenuta Castelbuono is one of Umbria’s shining stars. Founded in 2001 by the Lunelli family – proprietors of Trento’s sparkling powerhouse, Cantine Ferrari – Tenuta Castelbuono makes fantastic, highly tannic Montefalco Sagrantino’s. But don’t take our word for it, learn how to pronounce the Italian grape from the winemaker himself, Alessandro Lunelli.
How to Pronounce “Brunello di Montalcino” with Nicola Biasi
When Marilisa Allegrini and Leonardo LoCascio bought precious vineyards in Tuscany’s most noble wine-making region of Montalcino, they had one goal in mind: creating high-quality Rosso di Montalcino and Brunello di Montalcino terroir-based wines using sustainable, progressive methods. The results are San Polo bottles that drink beautifully, a property that looks like its right out of the movies, and highly coveted sustainability awards.
How to Pronounce “Pinot Grigio” with Ettore Nicoletto
If Americans know one Italian white wine, it’s Pinot Grigio, and Santa Margherita is the go-to bottle of choice for Italian Pinot Grigio wines. Here, the estate’s CEO Ettore Nicoletto, teaches you how to pronounce this crisp, fresh Italian white.
Put your pronunciation to good use in Italy! Visit Castelbuono in Umbria, San Polo in Montalcino, or Santa Margherita in northeastern Italy with a Select Italy tour and let us know which other wines and grapes you would like to pronounce.