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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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.
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.more
Bottle 75cl £17.10
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....more
Magnum 150cl £105.20
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...more
Bottle 75cl £18.00
Bottle 75cl £18.50
Magnum 150cl £37.20
Tua Ritas unique seaside Sangiovese is an enchanting expression of the vineyards 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,...more
Bottle 75cl £19.60
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...more
Bottle 75cl £20.09
Arguably the finest expression of Chianti Classico weve 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...more
Bottle 75cl £20.13