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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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2015 Ornellaia

Ornellaia

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Add to wishlist here.Release price valid until 30th April 2018, when the price will rise to £787, subject to availability.  Like people of great ‘Carisma’ (Charisma), wines of great vintages know how to impose themselves naturally, without force, their balance allowing them to shine without having to flaunt themselves. The 2015 vintage perfectly expresses this behavioural trait. Born during a particularly...

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2009 Sassicaia

Tenuta San Guido

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Case of 6 x 75cl £1,012.08

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The 2009 Sassicaia is a wonderfully harmonious and complex wine with notes of dark cherries and prunes on the nose with aromatic herbs in the background which open out in the glass. The palate is rich and elegant with very refined, seamless tannins and layers of gorgeous, sweet dark cherry and wild berry fruits intermingled with exotic spices and mediterranean...

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2009 Sassicaia, Tenuta San Guido

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2006 Ornellaia

Ornellaia

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Case of 6 x 75cl £1,036.08

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Overall, there is a profound sense of purity and intensity - vibrant fruit supported by super ripe acidity, with haunting minerality and a ripe tannic frame. Seductive aromatics of cassis, violets and dried, almost sweet herbs lead to a palate brimming with ripe, dark, intense fruit. The sheer density of this majestic wine is deftly balanced with a core of...

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2006 Ornellaia, Ornellaia

Bottle 75cl £172.68

2008 Sassicaia

Tenuta San Guido

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Case of 6 x 75cl £1,066.08

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Undoubtedly one of the finest vintages ever made. The aromas are incredibly refined with notes of red cherries, herbs and minerals which develop in the glass. The palate has a very elegant structure with exceptional finesse. Firm tannins are balanced by wonderful depth with sweet black cherry and red berry fruits, intermingled with herbs and exotic spices. There is a...

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2008 Sassicaia, Tenuta San Guido

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2007 Sassicaia

Tenuta San Guido

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Case of 6 x 75cl £1,084.08

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The 2007 is an incredibly refined and harmonious wine. The aromas are multi-layered and enveloping with notes of sweet ripe red berries, cassis and dried summer fruits intermingled with herbs and balsamic notes. Magnificent, complex flavours with ripe,sweet fruits and a mineral character on the finish are supported by structured but very fine tannins. Although a powerful wine, the overall...

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2007 Sassicaia, Tenuta San Guido

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2007 Ornellaia

Ornellaia

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Case of 6 x 75cl £1,096.08

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The vintage weather conditions encouraged the development of an Ornellaia which shows elegance and development of richly-faceted aromatics, with its classic dark, intense ruby colour. Fully-ripened fruit pervades the nose, with crisply-delineated dark wild berry fruit and spice, with balsamic notes. On the palate, exceptionally glossy, velvet-smooth tannins immediately impress, along with intense notes of fruit and spice. Good volume...

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2007 Ornellaia, Ornellaia

Bottle 75cl £182.68

2016 Ornellaia

Ornellaia

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2015 Sassicaia

Tenuta San Guido

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Case of 6 x 75cl £1,126.08

Case of 6 x 75cl £1,204.08

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If you are interested in purchasing a case of Sassicaia 2015, please contact our Private Clients team at clients@armitwines.co.uk.Strictly limited to one case per person.Sassicaia 2015 is a beautifully integrated wine with lovely depth and great length.  On the nose, expansive red cherry fruits and wild berries mingle with notes of savoury spice, Mediteranean herbs and a hint of lavender. The...

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2015 Sassicaia, Tenuta San Guido

Bottle 75cl £187.68

2005 Sassicaia

Tenuta San Guido

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Case 12 x 37.5cl £1,210.08

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Very deep colour with a delicate mineral nose. On the palate the wine bursts with ripe blackcurrant fruit and elegant herbaceous notes, wrapped around a super fine, grainy tannic structure. As ever, beautifully dissolved oak and vanilla nuances merge with a haunting mineral quality. The core of acidity is ripe and assertive - lifting the cassis fruit emphasis and giving...

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2005 Sassicaia, Tenuta San Guido

Bottle 37.5cl £100.84

2008 Ornellaia

Ornellaia

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Double Magnum 300cl £1,270.72

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2008 Ornellaia, Ornellaia

Double Magnum 300cl £1,270.72

2016 Sassicaia

Tenuta San Guido

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Case of 6 x 75cl £1,396.08

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The Sassicaia 2016 is a triumph. The aromatic maze of the nose is bound together with incredible energy and tension, linking blackcurrant, ripe damson, and cherry compote with dried rosemary, fresh charcoal and roasted black peppercorns. All throughout there is an inky line of balsamic vinegar and olive tapenade, sprinkled with cloves and nutmeg. On the palate. it is wonderfully...

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2016 Sassicaia, Tenuta San Guido

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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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