Toscana

Toscana

The rolling hills of Tuscany are dominated by Sangiovese, the diversity of expression from within this one vine is what makes the region so special; at the top of the pile is Brunello (Montalcino), only just below are the wines of Montepulciano (Vino Nobile) and Chianti Classico, whose new ‘Selezione’ classification is especially interesting.

The coastal areas are dominated by cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc and merlot.  Bolgheri is recognized as world class thanks to excellent work at Tenuta San Guido and Ornellaia. 

It is a fascinating time and world class wines are emerging from totally unheard of regions, Val di Cornia, Montescudaio are worth keeping an eye on.  There is an overall rise in the quality of so many wines in Tuscany, the ones that are catching my imagination are high altitude Sangiovese wines, Vernaccia (without the addition of Sauvignon) and Pugnitello. 

 

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  1. Colognole. Chianti 'Sinopie' 2016

    Warm cherry, slightly earthy mineral fruit – a very classic Rùfina.


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  2. Santa Vittoria. 'Conforta' 2014

    Grape, orange and lychee, honeyed and deep. In some ways quite a simple wine, but everything is right this year, to add more would be to reduce the joy of the wine. 80% Semillon, 20% Gewurztraminer. 


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  3. Colognole. Chardonnay 'Sinopie' 2016

    Colognole Chardonnay Sinopie
    Toscana IGT


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  4. Colognole. Chianti Rufina 'Collezione' 2009

    Colognole Chianti Rufina Collezione
    Chianti Rufina DOCG


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  5. Santa Vittoria. Grechetto 2015

    The almond and intensity of Grechetto, which is finished with the mineral freshness of Incrocio Manzoni. 


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  6. Santa Vittoria. Poggio al Tempio 2013

    Elegant dark cherry and red berry fruit, cedar and tobacco with hints of truffle and leather, an unusually complex wine.  It just seems far better than it should be, if that makes any sense.


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  7. Alessandro Tofanari. Vernaccia di San Gimignano 'Astrea' 2011

    Rich powerful fresh fig and quince fruit, ripe, bitter lemon and wild honey


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  9. Le Miccine. Chianti Classico 2014

    The tannin is ripe and unobtrusive and the fruit ripe with plum and black cherry flavours.


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