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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Bottle 75cl £58.68
This deeply intense and juicy Giusto displays all-encompassing layers of dark blackberry and exotic spices. There is gentle smokiness to the wine supported by a hint of white pepper. The texture is magnificently plump, with ripe, suave tannins and a thickset-firm structure that indicates a long future ahead. The core of sweetness which marks Giusto out, every year, as a...more
Bottle 75cl £60.08
This deeply intense Giusto is an intensely powerful wine with confident body and tannic structure. Layers of dark blackberry and exotic spices are accompanied by a dark cocoa depth. It is fierce but there is beautiful finesse to the tannins. The core of sweetness which marks Giusto out, every year, is out in force once again. This is unmistakable Tuscan...more
Bottle 75cl £60.08
One of our consistently favourite Brunello and unsurprisingly they've achieved great things in 2010. A smoky, intense nose leads on to an elegant yet textured palate. This is light on its feet considering the warmth some Brunello 2010s exhibit, a testament to the special terroir and altitude of Castello di Argiano. Chewy red fruit and a leathery savouriness underpin this...more
Bottle 75cl £62.68
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.