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Robert Camuto tribute to Chianti’s Barone Sonnino

A tribute to Chianti’s Barone Sonnino

Taken by Covid still in his wine prime

“It is a big loss for us, but also for the world of wine,” lamented Castello Sonnino enologist Renato Iaconi, who worked closely with the man many knew simply as "the Barone." “He was the kind of figure who is disappearing from the world. A romantic figure who is not interested in business, but in caring for his estate as in the past.”

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