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. Primovolo 2007

    Every constituent wine enjoyed an excellent vintage, Giordano’s Merlot is deep and velvety, Sergio’s Sangiovese is masculine and full and Andrea’s Barbera is generous in energetic bramble-charged fruit.


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  2. 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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  3. Castell'in Villa. Chianti Classico Riserva 2009

    Pure and firm fruit, plum, cherry and damson back with some spice and porcini.  A fine complex and focused wine, this vintage has presence and muscular Brunello-like characteristics. 


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  4. 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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    £35.00
  5. Sant'Agnese. Cabernet Sauvignon 'I Fiori Blu' 2008

    Cassis and flattering vanilla with silky espresso and aged balsamic running through what is a remarkably fresh and elegant wine.  Vibrant blackcurrant and mineral, immediate and remarkable.


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  6. 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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  7. Sant'Agnese. Sangiovese 'Libatio' Magnum 2007

    If Warhol worked with sangiovese this would be the result. It is bold and precise, it just works.  Black cherry and floral on the nose. Some lemon and spice, a serious attack of black cherry fruit, highlights and shades from basil, dark chocolate and dried herb. 


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    £51.00
  8. 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
  9. 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
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