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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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2016 Le Difese

Tenuta San Guido

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Bottle 75cl £19.58

Case of 6 £117.48

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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 £19.58

2015 Le Difese

Tenuta San Guido

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Bottle 75cl £19.58

Case of 6 £117.48

Bottle 37.5cl

Single bottle£19.54

Case of 12 £234.48

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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 75cl £19.58

2014 Le Difese

Tenuta San Guido

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Bottle 75cl £19.58

Case of 6 £117.48

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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 £19.58

2018 Morellino di Scansano DOCG

Fattoria Le Pupille

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Bottle 75cl £19.96

Case of 6 £119.76

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2016 Morellino di Scansano Riserva DOCG

Fattoria Le Pupille

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Bottle 75cl £20.44

Case of 6 £122.58

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2009 Le Difese

Tenuta San Guido

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Case of 6 x 75cl £124.08

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Le Difese is delicious for drinking in its youth and it has developed a loyal following with demand increasing year on year. A very appealing wine, it combines the mediterranean characteristics of Sangiovese with the structure and depth of Cabernet Sauvignon. Ageing in mainly French oak barrels for 12 months gives it additional complexity and length.

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2009 Le Difese, Tenuta San Guido

Bottle 75cl £20.68

2018 Rosamati IGT

Fattoria Le Pupille

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Bottle 75cl £21.20

Case of 6 £127.20

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“Fresh raspberries and red cherries with just a prickle of spice and delicious smooth texture…This is a striking wine with an impeccable balance of freshness and intensity.”  Armit Wines

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2016 Le Volte dell’Ornellaia

Ornellaia

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Bottle 75cl £22.08

Case of 6 £132.48

Magnum 150cl

Single bottle£44.16

Case of 3 £132.48

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Few vintages have expressed all the virtues of the Tuscan coast’s climate as eloquently as 2016. An almost perfect combination of sunshine, warm summer days and cool nights, with just about enough rain to slow down the vine’s growth without making them suffer from drought have led to one of the purest expressions of Le Volte dell’Ornellaia, combining perfectly ripe...

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2011 Chianti Classico Riserva

Quercia Al Poggio

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Bottle 75cl £22.08

Case of 6 £132.48

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2016 Le Volte dell’Ornellaia

Ornellaia

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Magnum 150cl £44.16

Case of 3 £132.48

Bottle 75cl

Single bottle£22.08

Case of 6 £132.48

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Few vintages have expressed all the virtues of the Tuscan coast’s climate as eloquently as 2016. An almost perfect combination of sunshine, warm summer days and cool nights, with just about enough rain to slow down the vine’s growth without making them suffer from drought have led to one of the purest expressions of Le Volte dell’Ornellaia, combining perfectly ripe...

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2017 Perlato del Bosco Rosso

Tua Rita

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Case 6 x 75cl
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2011 Cantaleone Sangiovese

Capoverso

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Bottle 75cl £22.44

Case of 6 £134.58

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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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