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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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2014 Perlato del Bosco Rosso

Tua Rita

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Bottle 75cl £20.60

Case of 6 £123.60

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2014 Le Volte

Ornellaia

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Bottle 75cl £21.02

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70% Merlot, 15% Sangiovese, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon "The 2014 vintage was the most challenging in our memory, but has nevertheless enabled us to produce high quality wines that give immense pleasure. The late ripening of the grapes have made it possible to express the crispness and freshness of the fruit to best effect. What is striking is the high quality...

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2014 Le Volte, Ornellaia

Bottle 75cl £21.00

2015 Le Volte

Ornellaia

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Bottle 75cl £21.00

Case of 6 £126.00

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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...

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2015 Le Volte, Ornellaia

Bottle 75cl £21.00

2015 Le Difese

Tenuta San Guido

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Bottle 37.5cl £10.56

Case of 12 £126.60

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Single bottle£37.20

Case of 3 £111.60

Bottle 75cl

Single bottle£18.50

Case of 6 £111.00

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2015 Le Difese, Tenuta San Guido

Bottle 37.5cl £10.55

2011 Chianti Classico Riserva

Quercia Al Poggio

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Bottle 75cl £22.00

Case of 6 £132.00

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2013 Cantaleone Sangiovese

Capoverso

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Bottle 75cl £22.00

Case of 6 £132.00

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2010 Chianti Classico

Querciabella

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Bottle 75cl £22.14

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A very elegant wine with a bouquet of bright redcurrant and sweet cherry fruit aromas with hints of exotic spice. On the palate, pure red berry fruit characters are balanced by an energetic, refreshing acidity and a fine structure with hints of wild herbs. This wine will be delicious for drinking over the next few years. Drink 2013 - 2018

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2015 Perlato del Bosco Rosso

Tua Rita

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Bottle 75cl £22.20

Case of 6 £133.20

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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.  Warm and elegant, the 2015 Perlato displays roses, lavender, sour cherry and hedgerow fruit. The velveteen tannins are balanced by a bright, refreshing acidity. There is a kiss of sweet, supple...

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2011 Cantaleone Sangiovese

Capoverso

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Bottle 75cl £22.36

Case of 6 £134.10

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Bottle 75cl £24.00

Case of 6 £144.00

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2014 Rosso di Montalcino 'Ignaccio'

Il Marroneto

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Case 6 x 75cl £150.00

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This delicate, supple Rosso displays all the hallmarks of Il Marroneto’s elegance with its gentle, approachable charm. Soft, raspberry fruit creates an immediately enticing, perfumed aroma accompanied by pretty pot-pourri and fresh violet-inflected scents. The texture is graceful with a bright crunchy acidity – a wonderful, immediately appealing wine at great value for money. An excellent introduction to this leading...

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2011 Rosso Di Montalcino

Siro Pacenti

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Bottle 75cl £25.14

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An enveloping bouquet of sweet cherries with hints of lavender and savoury spice, is followed by a deliciously supple palate bursting with juicy, red cherry and wild spice characters, with delicate notes of strawberries and raspberries. This is a deliciously pure and very complex wine which will be perfect for drinking over the next five or so years. Drink 2013...

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