Behind the Wine

Meet the Italian icon with a special ‘grazie’ for Angels

Say ciao to Stefano di Blasi

He’s a Tuscan treasure, a Sangiovese savant, a Mediterranean mastermind…

He’s the world-famous Italian winemaker behind some of the most luxurious and refined Angel-funded wines ever made.

Now, straight from the top of Tuscany, Stefano wants to say thanks to Angels in his own words:

What is it that makes Stefano so legendary?

A quick glance at his winemaking resumé is like going down a list of famous milestones in Italian wine:

Grapes ripening in Sicily for Stefano’s Sicilia Syrah Nero d’Avola

Add to Stefano’s resume: he’s even inspired royalty with one of his masterpieces, Tignanello.

Pronounced “teen-ya-nello”, it was one of the first “Super Tuscan” styled wines ever, made by Antinori starting in 1971. By 1997, Stefano was a part of Antinori’s team as a young winemaker determined to make a lasting mark on Italian wine. 

Then along came Meghan Markle. Before she became a household name as the Duchess of Sussex, Markle ran influential blog “The Tig”, inspired by a moment of awakening from the wine Stefano had helped create.

It wasn’t just red or white – suddenly I understood what people meant by the body, legs, structure of wine. It was an ah-ha moment at its finest. For me, it became a “Tig” moment – a moment of getting it.” 

– Meghan Markle, on her first sip of Tignanello

These days, Stefano’s on his greatest winemaking adventure yet – making wines just for Angels. Among his wines that Angels swoon over, explore:

His 94% rated Toscana Gold, an intensely fruity, rich and complex red from the very best corners of Tuscany.

His tre Venezie, a fresh and fruity white sourced from world-class vineyards near Verona.

His Sicilia Zibibbo Catarratto, a swanky, elegant 91% rated white from the hills of Sicily.

His Sicilia Syrah Nero d’Avola, a powerhouse red bursting with ripe, refined flavor and fruity finesse.

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2 replies on “Meet the Italian icon with a special ‘grazie’ for Angels”

Honestly, i can not rate these wines with a complete heart. I am newly acquainted with these wonderful winemakers, and have not yet had the opportunity to tast most of these products.


Brenda G. Tarver

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