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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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2007 Monteleccio

Sesti

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Bottle 75cl £15.14

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100% Sangiovese aged in traditional, medium sized oak barrels for 12 months, Monteleccio always stands out with its immediate charm, abundant fruit and smooth tannins. 2007 doesn¿t disappoint either: the wine instantly offers a bouquet of dark red fruits and sweet spices with a supportive core of soft and silky tannins. Amazing value and the perfect all rounder.

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2007 Monteleccio, Sesti

Bottle 75cl £15.13

2011 Brunello Di Montalcino Reninna

Gaja, Pieve Santa Restituta

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Magnum 150cl £185.20

Bottle 500cl

Single bottle£653.32

Bottle 75cl

Single bottle£100.00

Case of 6 £600.00

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The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino Rennina is strikingly beautiful. Rich, open-knit and alluring, the Rennina captures all the best qualities of the year. Sweet red cherry, plum, tobacco and spice notes are all supported by ripe, silky tannins that give the wine much of its sensual personality. The intensity of the year is very much in evidence, yet the Rennina...

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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

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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2008 Vin Santo, Quercia Al Poggio

Bottle 37.5cl £31.26

2015 Guidalberto

Tenuta San Guido

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Bottle 75cl £32.00

Case of 6 £192.00

Imperial 600cl

Single bottle£430.80

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2010 Mongrana

Querciabella

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Bottle 75cl £16.10

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A very attractive, medium bodied wine with ripe red cherry and dark plum notes on the nose with smooth red berry fruit flavours on the palate and a hint of savoury spice. This wine will be delicious for drinking over the next few years.

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2010 Mongrana, Querciabella

Bottle 75cl £16.09

2011 Mongrana

Querciabella

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Bottle 75cl £16.10

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2011 Mongrana, Querciabella

Bottle 75cl £16.09

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 £32.60

Case of 6 £195.60

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Balsamic and almost a little ethereal on the nose with hints of earthy cherry. Attractive, succulent cherry palate with quite a bit of drying tannins. Quite shy and backward on the finish.

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2011 Brunello Di Montalcino Sugarille

Gaja, Pieve Santa Restituta

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Magnum 150cl £197.20

Bottle 75cl

Single bottle£110.00

Case of 6 £660.00

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Smoke, earthiness, black cherries, licorice, menthol and dark spices are some of the signatures in the 2011 Brunello di Montalcino Sugarille. A dark, brooding wine, the Sugarille boasts tremendous depth and intensity, not to mention tons of character. Deeply spiced, mentholated notes wrap around the polished finish. This is another superb showing from one of the Gaja family's under the...

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2007 Solalto IGT Toscana

Fattoria Le Pupille

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Bottle 37.5cl £16.56

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Straw yellow and golden in colour, this is a blend of Traminer, Sauvignon and Semillon. A wine that is very close to Elisabetta's heart; it was her dream to create a great late harvest wine in Maremma. The result is a wine that reflects her spirit and energy. Candied stone and tropical fruit initially dominate the palate and develop into...

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2015 Le Serre Nuove

Ornellaia

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Case 6 x 75cl
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Imperial 600cl

Case of 1

Magnum 150cl

Case of 1

Double Magnum 300cl

Case of 1

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“With an intense colour and youthful appearance, its intense and ripe fruity aroma with subtle spicy and toasted highlights are detected on the nose. Well-rounded and satin-smooth on the palate, great texture and harmoniously balanced, with a succulent fruitiness which ends with a zesty finish with no sharp edges, freshened by balsamic notes.”
Axel Heinz, Winemaker

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