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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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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 Chianti Classico Riserva

Querciabella

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Bottle 75cl £30.00

Case of 6 x 75cl £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

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2011 Chianti Classico, Querciabella

Bottle 37.5cl £15.50

2008 Vin Santo

Quercia Al Poggio

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Bottle 37.5cl £31.26

Case of 6 £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

2011 Monteleccio

Sesti

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Bottle 75cl £16.14

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This delightful 100% Sangiovese is wonderfully fragrant and attractive with a lovely bouquet of sweet blueberry and strawberry fruit and soft florals. The palate is elegant and pure with a smooth, vibrant texture laced with raspberries and summer fruits. This is a fantastic wine and brilliant value from this top Brunello producer.

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2011 Monteleccio, Sesti

Bottle 75cl £16.13

Bottle 75cl £33.60

Case of 6 £201.60

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2015 Monteleccio

Sesti

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Bottle 75cl £17.00

Case of 12 £203.98

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2015 Monteleccio, Sesti

Bottle 75cl £17.00

2012 Brunello di Montalcino

La Gerla

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Bottle 75cl £34.60

Case of 6 £207.60

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2008 Solalto IGT Toscana

Fattoria Le Pupille

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Bottle 37.5cl £17.50

Case of 12 £210.00

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This offers clean citrus peel and dried apricot character, with light lavender and honey notes. Medium-bodied and medium sweet, with a clean, mineral finish. An elegant and refined sweetie that is very much like a delicate Sauternes. 
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2012 Brunello di Montalcino

Pietroso

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Bottle 75cl £37.60

Case of 6 £225.60

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2007 Vin Santo

Quercia Al Poggio

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Bottle 37.5cl £38.06

Case of 6 £228.32

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2007 Vin Santo, Quercia Al Poggio

Bottle 37.5cl £38.05

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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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