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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 Rosso dei Notri

Tua Rita

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Bottle 75cl £18.00

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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 a Rosso...

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2015 Rosso dei Notri, Tua Rita

Bottle 75cl £18.00

2014 Pian del Ciampolo

Montevertine

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Bottle 75cl £18.60

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2014 Saffredi IGT

Fattoria Le Pupille

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Magnum 150cl £113.20

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Single bottle£70.00

Case of 6 £420.00

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2001 Galatrona

Fattoria Petrolo

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Single bottle£170.00

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2001 Galatrona, Fattoria Petrolo

Magnum 150cl £170.00

2014 Morellino di Scansano Riserva DOCG

Fattoria Le Pupille

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Bottle 75cl £19.00

Case of 6 £114.00

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Just shy of pale ruby with orange tinges. Open-knit strawberry and cherry nose, and really captivating. Truly integrated oak and notes of tobacco underneath, indicating that the wine is developing quickly. Fine yet solid tannins. Elegance and structure, while medium-term ageing is certainly possible. Jancis Robinson

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2016 Le Difese

Tenuta San Guido

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Bottle 75cl £19.50

Case of 6 £117.00

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​Le Difese is a nod towards the indigenous varieties of the region combining the appealing Mediterranean characteristics of Sangiovese with the depth of Cabernet Sauvignon to make a delicious wine that is ready to be enjoyed from release.​Armit Wines

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2016 Le Difese, Tenuta San Guido

Bottle 75cl £19.50

2015 Le Difese

Tenuta San Guido

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Bottle 75cl £19.50

Case of 6 £117.00

Bottle 37.5cl

Single bottle£10.56

Case of 12 £126.60

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A wine with attractive wild cherry and blackberry fruit aromas, the 2015 has supple textures and juicy ripe fruit flavours balanced by lively redcurrant characters and a hint of savoury spice on the finish. This wine will be delicious to drink from release. Drink from 2017 to 2020.Armit Wines

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2015 Le Difese, Tenuta San Guido

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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 x 75cl £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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2015 Le Difese

Tenuta San Guido

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Bottle 37.5cl £10.56

Case of 12 £126.60

Bottle 75cl

Single bottle£19.50

Case of 6 £117.00

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A wine with attractive wild cherry and blackberry fruit aromas, the 2015 has supple textures and juicy ripe fruit flavours balanced by lively redcurrant characters and a hint of savoury spice on the finish. This wine will be delicious to drink from release. Drink from 2017 to 2020.Armit Wines

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2015 Le Difese, Tenuta San Guido

Bottle 37.5cl £10.55

2009 Chianti Classico Riserva

Quercia Al Poggio

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Bottle 75cl £21.76

Case of 6 £130.52

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2015 Le Volte

Ornellaia

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Bottle 75cl £22.00

Case of 6 £132.00

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‘2015 was one those years that every winemaker dreams of having at least once in his career. The balanced season with a warm and sunny summer, but with a cool, dry weather during the harvest produced wines that perfectly denotethe seasonal trend. Rarely do we find a perfect balance between the various components of the wine, from the deep ruby...

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2015 Le Volte, Ornellaia

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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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