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TUSCANY

Tuscany, along with Piedmont, is the foundation upon which Italy’s wine reputation has been built. In total, there are 29 wines with DOC status produced in the region. It is also home to 7 of Italy’s DOCG areas, and many premium non-classified wines.

Chianti accounts for a large part of the region with the most prestigious DOCG Chianti Classico wines coming from the beautiful central hills, which provide a tempering effect on the summertime heat, many vineyards are planted on the highest slopes. The principal grape variety is Sangiovese, alongside other indigenous and international varietals.

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this area is huge with industrial cooperatives alongside tiny family farms and as such quality can vary substantially. To the south near the town of Siena is Montalcino, where again Sangiovese is key, though here it is a local strain, Brunello, or more officially Sangiovese Grosso, that produces Brunello di Montalcino and Rosso di Montalcino.

Historically Brunello needed considerable ageing, and the minimum age before release is still 4 years. However Brunello is now being produced that is delicious from release as well as having good potential for ageing – the best of both worlds and an essential development in the face of changing modern tastes.

Coastal Tuscany, particularly the area around the beautiful village of Bolgheri really hit the map in the 1970s as a new class of wines known as “Super Tuscans” emerged. These wines were made outside DOC/DOCG regulations, using international varieties, some were considered to be of outstanding quality and received high scores from the critics and commanded surprisingly high prices for the time.

The two most renowned Super Tuscans to this day are Sassicaia and Ornellaia, for which Armit are the exclusive UK agents! Bolgheri today is synonymous with winemaking of the highest order. Exceptional terroir along the coast complemented by the wonderful Mediterranean climate provide perfect conditions for vines not only in Bolgheri and the Maremma but down to Suvereto and beyond.

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Savoury more than fruity. Very slow to open up on the palate too, with minerally cherry fruit. Subdued perfumed finish with clinging tannins. Elegance and grip.

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70% Merlot, 15% Sangiovese, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon "The 2014 vintage was the most challenging in our memory, but has nevertheless enabled us to produce high quality wines that give immense pleasure. The late ripening of the grapes have made it possible to express the crispness and freshness of the fruit to best effect. What is striking is the high quality...

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Ruby red. Intense, winey and typical bouquet with hints of red fruit. At the palate it is round, generous, dry and harmonic and has a firm and well balanced personality. Good persistence.

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2012 Mongrana

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2012 Mongrana, Querciabella

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2013 Mongrana

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2013 Mongrana, Querciabella

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2012 Syrah

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Spicy, plums, dried herbs, black pepper. A hint of animal. Full of red fruit with high acidity and a savoury undertone. Very elegant with fine grained tannins and wonderful satisfying texture. So easy to drink...

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2012 Syrah, Capoverso

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2014 Syrah

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Bottle 75cl £12.76

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This wine has a lively bouquet with hints of red fruit. On the palate, it is dry, intense, harmonic and well-balanced with pronounced fruity flavours.

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2014 Morellino di Scansano DOCG

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2015 Morellino di Scansano DOCG

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2014 Rosso di Montepulciano

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Ruby red. Intense, winey and typical bouquet with hints of red fruit. At the palate it is round, generous, dry and harmonic and has a firm and well balanced personality. Good persistence.

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2012 Rosso di Montepulciano

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Lifted and perfumed. Sweet, pure, cherried fruits. Rose and herbal notes. Very elegant with herbal undertones and a satisfyingly savoury finish. Refreshing acidity. Tannins are dry, but finely grained and frame the succulent fruit. Very, very enjoyable to drink.

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2009 Chianti Classico

Quercia Al Poggio

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Bottle 75cl £16.10

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This excellent Chianti Classico displays ripe, warm and autumnal aromas with plenty of spicy blackcurrant and black cherry fruit. The palate is layered and complex, combining herbs, tea leaves and a bitter chocolate quality. Full, rich and concentrated, this Chianti is wonderfully appealing with a firm tannic backbone. At its best when paired with hearty stews or pasta with a...

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2012 Brunello Di Montalcino

Gaja, Pieve Santa Restituta

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Case 6 x 150cl £101.20

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2013 Chianti Classico

Quercia Al Poggio

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