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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At just over a decade old, this wonderful 2006 Palafreno is reaching a fine summit of classical expression. Dense, ripe plum and prune are encased in exotic spiced notes. The texture is silken and profound with pristine, velveteen tannins and an elegance only found in wines of real pedigree. Lingering long in the mouth, it displays leather, cigar box, game...more
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With layers of complexity and a delightfully long finish, this really is a beautiful wine that is captivating from the first taste. Rich, ample and intensely aromatic, it has wonderful plush fruit flavours that are tremendously pleasing. While showing real elegance and finesse, this wine will age incredibly well. This really is an Irresistible wine. Drink from 2021.Armit Winesmore
The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino Rennina is strikingly beautiful. Rich, open-knit and alluring, the Rennina captures all the best qualities of the year. Sweet red cherry, plum, tobacco and spice notes are all supported by ripe, silky tannins that give the wine much of its sensual personality. The intensity of the year is very much in evidence, yet the Rennina...more
Bottle 75cl £122.60
Again lovely deep colour. This has touches of licquorice on the nose, as well as hallmark assam tea and roasted herbs. On the palate incredibly mineral, with black fruit emphasis and notes of cocoa - even dark chocolate. Really silky, with finely grained ripe tannic structure and vital acidity. There is greater intensity here than with Rennina, a bit more...more
Bottle 75cl £112.60
A gorgeous wine showing a great deal of depth and purity. Sweet black fruit of dark cherries and blueberries with beautifully integrated tanninsand a hint of white pepper and spice on the finish. Fresh and precise, this wine has lots of energy and is very impressive. It will be delicious in a few years but has plenty of ageing potential. Drink...more
Bottle 75cl £140.60
Smoke, earthiness, black cherries, licorice, menthol and dark spices are some of the signatures in the 2011 Brunello di Montalcino Sugarille. A dark, brooding wine, the Sugarille boasts tremendous depth and intensity, not to mention tons of character. Deeply spiced, mentholated notes wrap around the polished finish. This is another superb showing from one of the Gaja family's under the...more
Bottle 75cl £140.60
Redigaffi has done it again! The 2011 is an outstanding 100% Merlot from the sun-kissed Tuscan coastal region of Maramma. The wine opens up with a incredibly inviting nose displaying exquisite concentrated dark fruit with a fresh floral lift, hints of liquorice and dry herbs. The excitement continues on the palate, which is packed with copious black fruits with beautifully...more
Bottle 75cl £162.60
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.