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 Rufina 2013

    Colognole Chianti Rufina
    Chianti Rufina DOCG


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  2. Le Miccine. Chianti Classico Riserva 2013

    What the 2011 may lack in absolute freshness it gains in complexity. An element of dried figs runs through the raspberry and black cherry fruit, secondary flavours of porcini and truffle just showing through. Well worth putting to one side for a year or ten.


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  3. Alessandro Tofanari. Vernaccia di San Gimignano 'Ciprea' 2013

    Lemon, fig, quince and honey entice, a firm grip of tannin – a wine packed with character, exactly how Vernaccia should be.


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  4. Castell'in Villa. Poggio delle Rose Riserva 2009

    Deep gutsy cherry fruit with an earthy grip, floral elements, porcini and fine black tea.  An epic and intense Sangiovese.


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  5. Colognole. Chianti Rufina Riserva 'Don' 2011 Magnum

    Pepper, full spiced damson and plum masking a fairy substantial tannic structure. An unusual wine to come out of Rufina, this is more like a Montalcino wine.


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    £55.00
  6. Sant'Agnese. Vermentino 'Kalendamaia' 2013

    Lovely freshness, rounded leesy fruit, concentrated herb, lavender, grapefruit and melon, and mouth cleaning minerality. Simply, a wine packed with vigour and fun.  


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  7. Il Poggiolo. Brunello Riserva 'Beato' 2005

    Smooth, rich tannic wine.  The vintage has a lovely unrushed feel about it, with deep plum and berry fruit, with some oriental spice, dried porcini and smoke.


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    £55.00
  8. Colognole. Chardonnay 'Sinopie' 2016

    Colognole Chardonnay Sinopie
    Toscana IGT


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  9. Sant'Agnese. Spirto 2007

    Wonderful intense fruit. The tannins have real grip, firm not obtrusive; depths of cassis and balsamic-laced strawberry are joined by eucalyptus and mocha.


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