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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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2011 Le Difese

Tenuta San Guido

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Case 6 x 75cl £102.84

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Le Difese is a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Sangiovese. Instantly appealing with great elegance and length, aromas of ripe, sweet cassis and plum fruit with a lick of spice. Smooth blackberry fruit characters follow with hints of sage and wild herbs balanced by soft tannins. Absolutely delicious now but will age well for the next five years....

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2011 Le Difese, Tenuta San Guido

Bottle 75cl £17.14

2016 Le Volte

Ornellaia

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Case 6 x 75cl
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Magnum 150cl

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Double Magnum 300cl

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Release price valid until 30th April 2018, while stocks last.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...

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2016 Le Volte

Ornellaia

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Case 3 x 150cl
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Bottle 75cl

Case of 6

Double Magnum 300cl

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Release price valid until 30th April 2018, while stocks last.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...

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2016 Rosso dei Notri

Tua Rita

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Bottle 75cl £18.00

Case of 6 £108.00

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2016 Rosso dei Notri, Tua Rita

Bottle 75cl £18.00

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 a Rosso...

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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

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

Bottle 75cl £18.50

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

Bottle 75cl

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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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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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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