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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 Perlato del Bosco Rosso

Tua Rita

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Bottle 75cl £27.08

Case of 6 £162.48

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2016 Perlato del Bosco Rosso

Tua Rita

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Bottle 75cl £27.08

Case of 6 £162.48

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Tua Rita’s “seaside Sangiovese” is an enchanting expression of the vineyard’s location in this beautifully warm year. Exceedingly exlegant and exuberant now, its texture is silken and delectable, displaying pot pourri, lavender, sour cherry and summer fruits. The velveteen tannins are balanced by a bright, refreshing acidity. This is a truly invigorating Sangiovese from coastal Tuscany.Armit Wines

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2016 Poggio Valente IGT

Fattoria Le Pupille

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Bottle 75cl £28.96
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Case of 6 £173.64
£191.16

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2016 Poggio Valente IGT, Fattoria Le Pupille

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2014 Rosso di Montalcino

Siro Pacenti

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2016 Rosso di Montalcino

Siro Pacenti

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2015 Rosso di Montalcino 'Ignaccio'

Il Marroneto

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Case of 6 £174.48

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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...

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2013 Rosso di Montalcino

Cerbaiona

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Bottle 75cl £29.68

Case of 6 £178.08

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2016 Rosso di Montalcino 'Ignaccio'

Il Marroneto

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Bottle 75cl £30.00

Case of 6 £179.94

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The 2016 vintage produced outstanding wines across Italy and this is no exception. The Ignaccio has beautiful bright floral notes and is relatively powerful, yet elegant on the palate displaying lots of crunchy red fruit. Delicious already this will mature into a baby Brunello at a very attractive price, very moreish! Another terrific effort from Alessandro Mori. Armit Wines

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2014 Brunello di Montalcino

Caprili

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Bottle 75cl £31.68

Case of 6 £190.08

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A red cherry nose with a touch of leather and a ripe dark berry palate. Very approachable now.Armit Wines

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2010 Turpino

Querciabella

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Case of 6 x 75cl £190.08

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An intensely favoured and complex wine which combines the elegance of the Chianti region with the darker, more sumptuous flavours of the coastal Maremma vineyards. A bouquet of bright red cherries with deeper damson and blackberry fruit characters mingles with attractive violet and rose petal notes. The palate is multi-layered and richly flavoured with plenty of ripe forest fruit characters...

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2010 Turpino, Querciabella

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2006 Camartina

Querciabella

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Magnum 150cl £190.16

Double Magnum 300cl

Single bottle£380.32

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The estate's 2006 Camartina is awesome in the way it marries considerable ripeness of firm, classic sense of structure. Black cherries, minerals, menthol, tar and subtle French oak are some of the nuances that emerge from the 2006 Camartina. This is a decidedly big, powerful Camartina that will require some patience, but all of the ingredients are there for this...

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2006 Camartina, Querciabella

Magnum 150cl £190.16

2016 Mongrana Organic

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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