The September/October 2007 issue of The American ran an interesting article on Italian wines entitled "Super Tuscany: On the trail of Super Tuscans, the wines that broke Italy's bureaucratic rules," by Amy Cortese and Robert McCanless.
The article is now online, and if you're interested in Italian wines generally, or the development of the Maremma region of Tuscany specifically, the article is worth reading.
Here's the opening paragraph:
Driving along country roads lined with Mediterranean pines, we at last reach the gates of Guado al Tasso. We ring the buzzer, but there is no answer. We are a little early, and this, after all, is Italy. We are in Bolgheri, a tiny town in the western region of Tuscany known as Maremma, to seek out the wines known as Super Tuscans.
Read the rest of the article here.