Few vintages have expressed all the virtues of the Tuscan coast’s climate as eloquently as 2016. An almost perfect combination of sunshine, warm summer days and cool nights, with just about enough rain to slow down the vine’s growth without making them suffer from drought have led to one of the purest expressions of Le Volte dell’Ornellaia, combining perfectly ripe...more
Bottle 75cl £19.50
A wine with attractive wild cherry and blackberry fruit aromas, the 2015 has supple textures and juicy ripe fruit flavours balanced by lively redcurrant characters and a hint of savoury spice on the finish. This wine will be delicious to drink from release. Drink from 2017 to 2020.Armit Winesmore
Bottle 75cl £19.50
With an intense colour and youthful appearance, its intense and ripe fruity aroma with subtle spicy and toasted highlights are detected on the nose. Well-rounded and satin-smooth on the palate, great texture and harmoniously balanced, with a succulent fruitiness which ends with a zesty finish with no sharp edges, freshened by balsamic notes.Axel Heinz, Winemakermore
This is a very attractive and aromatic wine with vibrant blackberry fruit characters mingled with crushed flowers, wild herbs and a bright balsamic note. The palate is elegant and silky textured with a lovely freshness and fine length. A wine which is delicious from release, it also offers incredible value. Anticipated maturity 2016 to 2020.more
Bottle 75cl £17.10
Bottle 37.5cl £35.00
The Quercia al Poggio estate is situated in the heart of the Chianti Classico district at an altitude of around 400 metres, surrounded by rolling hills and olive groves which thrive in an ideal microclimate; within the 100 hectare estate there are 15 hectares of vineyards, half on the hillside overlooking the north valley towards Barberino Val d’Elsa and half looking south towards Castellina.
The structure of the limestone and clay soil with sections of schist and calcareous-clay galestro, and the special location of the vineyards afforded by the geological formation of the hill itself, ensure sunlight and low humidity while the woodland setting encourages a healthy site climate.
The vines have been gradually replanted since 1997, and Sangiovese has been joined by plantings of ciliegiolo, colorino, canaiolo and malvasia nera, following thorough analyses of the soils to maximise the natural potential and create truly expressive varietal and terroir driven character. The Rossi brothers Michela and Vittorio have a meticulous approach to winemaking and create wonderful every day drinking Chianti that is a firm favourite with restaurateurs and private customers alike.
Dating back to the 18th century, Fattoria Quercia al Poggio was once a rural village home to a small community of farm workers.