Native Vines:


• Sangiovese
• Colorino
• Ciliegiolo
• Mammolo
• Pugnitello
• Fogia Tonda


• Vernaccia di San Gimignano
• Vermentino
• Trebbiano Toscano
• Ansonica (Inzolia)
Important Wines
• Chianti Classico
• Chianti Ruffina
• Brunello di Montalcino
• Bolgheri
• Carmignano
• Vernaccia di San Gimignano
• Vin Santo

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. 


our Tuscan selection by Winemaker / Estate...


Bat and Bottle is Emma and me, there are no teams of copywriters or agencies helping us out and we are constantly limited by time.  For excellent sources of information go to my blog where I have embedded useful links.  These scribblings are personal and flawed. 



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  1. Santa Vittoria. Valdichiana Vin Santo 2010 (37.5cl)

    Olorosso and nut on the nose, caramel, honey and toffee flavours run deep through this wine

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  2. Il Poggiolo. Sant'Antimo 'Sasso al Vento 262' 2009

    A big soft wine, loganberry fruit, caramelised peppers with strawberry.

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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