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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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2016 Poggio Argentato

Fattoria Le Pupille

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Bottle 75cl £16.60

Case of 6 £99.60

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2013 Chianti Classico

Quercia Al Poggio

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Bottle 75cl £16.90

Case of 6 £101.40

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2014 Le Difese

Tenuta San Guido

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Bottle 75cl £17.10

Case of 6 £102.60

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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.

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2014 Le Difese, Tenuta San Guido

Bottle 75cl £17.10

2012 Brunello Di Montalcino

Gaja, Pieve Santa Restituta

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Magnum 150cl £102.60

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2014 Le Serre Nuove

Ornellaia

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Magnum 150cl £105.20

Bottle 75cl

Single bottle£42.00

Case of 6 £252.00

Double Magnum 300cl

Single bottle£154.40

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A late vintage with a long period of ripening, 2014 presented us with wines that generate a great amount of pleasure. Le Serre Nuove dell'Ornellaia 2014 has a ruby color of medium intensity. On the nose it develops fresh crisp fruit aromas underpinned by fine notes of spice. The palate is of medium weight with notes of red berry fruit....

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2014 Le Serre Nuove, Ornellaia

Magnum 150cl £105.20

2015 Rosso dei Notri

Tua Rita

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Bottle 75cl £18.00

Case of 6 £108.00

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Dark, attractive notes of ripe plum, blackcurrant, cherry and fruit compote create a generous and wild aroma.  The palate is suave, rich and full bodied; soft rounded tannins balance an opulent array of violet and morello cherries.  There is real presence here as the fresh, youthful vibrancy is counterbalanced by its velvety, layered texture.  The overall impression is...

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2015 Rosso dei Notri, Tua Rita

Bottle 75cl £18.00

2015 Le Difese

Tenuta San Guido

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Bottle 75cl £18.50

Case of 6 £111.00

Magnum 150cl

Single bottle£37.20

Case of 3 £111.60

Bottle 37.5cl

Single bottle£10.56

Case of 12 £126.60

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2015 Le Difese, Tenuta San Guido

Bottle 75cl £18.50

2015 Le Difese

Tenuta San Guido

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Magnum 150cl £37.20

Case of 3 £111.60

Bottle 75cl

Single bottle£18.50

Case of 6 £111.00

Bottle 37.5cl

Single bottle£10.56

Case of 12 £126.60

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2015 Le Difese, Tenuta San Guido

Magnum 150cl £37.20

2014 Rosso Di Montalcino

Siro Pacenti

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Bottle 75cl £19.60

Case of 6 £117.60

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2013 Perlato del Bosco Rosso

Tua Rita

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Bottle 75cl £19.60

Case of 6 £117.60

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Tua Rita’s unique “seaside Sangiovese” is an enchanting expression of the vineyard’s location, named after the beautiful pink marble (“the pearl of the wood”) on which it is grown. Supple and elegant, the 2013 Perlato displays a pretty, floral bouquet; full of roses, violets and hedgerow fruit. Its hint of sweetness and plush, plump tannins are balanced by a bright,...

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2011 Morellino di Scansano Riserva DOCG

Fattoria Le Pupille

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Bottle 75cl £20.10

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This is the wine that began it all for Le Pupille and as an example of what Sangiovese can do in this part of the Maremma, look no further. This wine shows class and composure, combining both sweet fruit and savoury elements with background spice and pepper. Tannins are supporting yet succulent and in the glass it just gets better...

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2011 Chianti Classico

Querciabella

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Bottle 75cl £20.14

Bottle 37.5cl

Single bottle£15.50

Case of 12 £186.00

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Arguably the finest expression of Chianti Classico we’ve ever tasted from the estate. This is a ripe yet elegant vintage with an attractive, fleshy concentration and sweet-scented fruit, creating a more seductive textured Chianti than the excellent 2010. This depth is lifted by crunchy cherry acidity; tell-tale Sangiovese spice and a streak of grippy minerality add layers of complexity to...

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