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 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...more
Bottle 75cl £25.00
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....more
Bottle 75cl £26.10
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...more
Bottle 75cl £27.00
Bottle 37.5cl £55.00
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.more
Bottle 37.5cl £67.30
A very attractive and elegant wine with wonderful aromas which open up in the glass to reveal rich, red cherry and blackberry fruit characters. The palate is wonderfully balanced and elegant with firm tannins and vibrant, sweet berry fruit. Spicy, minerals notes on the finish give complexity and depth. Although surprisingly appealing now, it will continue to grow in complexity...more
Bottle 75cl £37.60
This is Brunello in all but age; made from declassified Sangiovese and produced in the same way and style as its older, more age-worthy brother. The 2015 ‘Ignaccio’ is a hallmark Rosso di Montalcino. Quintessential floral and earthy notes accompany Il Marroneto’s sour-cherry fragrance and an invigorating freshness. It has just the right structure to be enjoyed immediately, but can...more
Bottle 75cl £29.00
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.