23 March 2011 News, Videos
The wait is over! The much anticipated Sister Moon is finally here. Over ten years ago, in the Tuscan hills south of Florence, Sting and Trudie Styler began the restoration of a sixteenth-century villa and its gardens, olive groves and vineyards.  Careful nurturing of the vines over the last ten years, with the help of renowned biodynamic viticulturist Alan York, has yielded extraordinary grapes and the decision to release two wines, Sister Moon and Casino delle Vie. Sting's hit song Sister Moon reflects the age-old connections between earth, moon, nature and mankind, and gives its name to the estate’s top wine, a harmonious blend of 50% Sangiovese, 25% Cabernet and 25% Merlot.  The wine has beautiful aromatics, deep and intense fruit and spice, and a gorgeous, elegant structure. “This is a polished and beautiful wine, delivering blueberry, light toasty oak and currant character that turns lightly smoky and spicy. Full and very silky, with a long, long finish.” 93 Wine Spectator "Casino delle Vie," a ninteenth-century farmhouse on the estate, gives its name to Sting's second wine, which is made up of 100% sangiovese. In Italian, the wine's name translates to "chaos of the streets," and reminds us that when all is confusion and chaos, a glass of fine wine can sometimes set the world right again. Here's a closer look at Trudie Styler and Sting's estate, Il Palagio, and the beautiful wines that it has produced. Cheers!