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. Colognole. Chianti Rufina 2013

    Colognole Chianti Rufina
    Chianti Rufina DOCG


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  3. 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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  4. Colognole. Chianti Rufina Riserva 'Don' 2009

    Rich elegant tannins, full, bright, cherry laden fruit with secondary mushroom and sotto di bosco coming through.


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  5. Colognole. Chianti Rufina 2012 Magnum

    A wine with real restraint and balance, damson and sloe flavours, fresh and invigorating, an absolutely classic Chianti Rufina, the vintage is somehow looser and the better for it.


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