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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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2014 Rosso di Montalcino 'Ignaccio'

Il Marroneto

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Bottle 75cl £25.00

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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 Chianti Classico Riserva

Querciabella

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Bottle 75cl £26.12

Case of 6 £156.60

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The 2011 Chianti Classico Riserva Querciabella is a fragrant and fruit-forward expression with bold layers and rich texture. This is a compelling and velvety wine that opens to notes of black cherry, red rose, spicy tobacco and wet earth. It is a determined and robust expression made with organically-farmed fruit in the Greve-in-Chianti sub zone of the appellation. Enjoyable now....

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2015 Saffredi IGT

Fattoria Le Pupille

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Bottle 150cl
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2010 Ornus

Ornellaia

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Case 3 x 37.5cl £165.00

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Wonderful gold colour, boasts a nose of extraordinary complexity, with emphatic notes of dried apricot and honey. The silky, smooth, elegant, sophistication that oozes from this sweet delight makes it the perfect digestif.

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2010 Ornus, Ornellaia

Bottle 37.5cl £55.00

2009 Ornus

Ornellaia

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Bottle 37.5cl £55.00

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Ornus dell¿Ornellaia 2009, with its saturated gold colour, boasts a nose of extraordinary complexity, with emphatic notes of well-ripened tropical fruit, dried apricot, and honey. The palate is marked by a multi-layered intensity, with an impressive balance between smooth mouthfeel, self-confident fruit, and a crisp, lively acidity. A near-endless finish with subtle hints of toasted oak and crème brûlée.

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2009 Ornus, Ornellaia

Bottle 37.5cl £55.00

2008 Vin Santo

Quercia Al Poggio

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Bottle 37.5cl £28.14
£31.26

Case of 6 £168.80
£187.56

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Intense, with moderate sweetness and lively acidity buoying walnut, dried peach, salted butter and caramel flavors, this is expressive and builds to a long walnut-and-caramel aftertaste. 
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2008 Vin Santo, Quercia Al Poggio

Bottle 37.5cl £31.26 £28.13

2013 Poggio Valente DOCG

Fattoria Le Pupille

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Case 6 x 75cl £170.40

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A powerful, evocative wine with complex layers of spice and fruit compote. Put simply, it’s an absolute knockout and will continue to get better and better if you can resist the temptation to open it now.

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2013 Mongrana

Querciabella

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Bottle 75cl £15.00

Case of 12 £179.98

Magnum 150cl

Single bottle£35.26

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2013 Mongrana, Querciabella

Bottle 75cl £15.00

2014 Mongrana

Querciabella

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Bottle 75cl £15.00

Case of 12 £179.98

Magnum 150cl

Single bottle£35.00

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2014 Mongrana, Querciabella

Bottle 75cl £15.00

2013 Chianti Classico Riserva

Querciabella

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Bottle 75cl £30.00

Case of 6 £180.00

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2010 Brunello di Montalcino Castelgiocondo

Marchesi di Frescobaldi

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Bottle 75cl £30.60

Case of 6 £183.60

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2011 Chianti Classico

Querciabella

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Bottle 37.5cl £15.50

Case of 12 £186.00

Bottle 75cl

Single bottle£20.14

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2011 Chianti Classico, Querciabella

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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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