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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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Bottle 75cl £33.60

Case of 6 £201.60

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2014 Monteleccio

Sesti

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Bottle 75cl £17.00

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2014 Monteleccio, Sesti

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2015 Monteleccio

Sesti

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Case of 12 £203.98

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2015 Monteleccio, Sesti

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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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2011 Le Volte

Ornellaia

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Bottle 75cl £36.60

Case of 6 £219.60

Magnum 150cl

Single bottle£40.28

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Juicy blackberries and cherries with notes of wild herbs and spice. Vivacious and refreshing this is a complete pleasure to drink from release. A blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese Le Volte is a wonderful introduction to the wines of this great estate.

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2011 Le Volte, Ornellaia

Bottle 75cl £36.60

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

2012 Brunello di Montalcino

Gianni Brunelli

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Bottle 75cl £38.60

Case of 6 £231.60

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2014 Guidalberto

Tenuta San Guido

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Imperial 600cl £236.78

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Guidalberto 2014 has great energy and length with an aroma of dark fruits and spices with nuances of violets, roses and a hint of tobacco. Smooth textures and deep plum fruits combine with a crunchy redcurrant character and a hint of dark chocolate to create a wonderfully balanced wine with excellent definition. It will benefit from a year or two...

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2014 Guidalberto, Tenuta San Guido

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2012 Le Serre Nuove

Ornellaia

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Case 6 x 75cl £252.00

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Le Serre Nuove is a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. It combines the structure and balance of Ornellaia with the freshness and accessibility of a wine destined for younger drinking. The 2012 has an intoxicating and heady bouquet with opulent and exotic sweet cassis fruit characters complimented by rich spicy notes and dark smoky/savoury aromas....

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2012 Le Serre Nuove, Ornellaia

Bottle 75cl £42.00

2014 Le Serre Nuove

Ornellaia

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Bottle 75cl £42.00

Case of 6 £252.00

Magnum 150cl

Single bottle£105.20

Double Magnum 300cl

Single bottle£154.40

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A late vintage with a long period of ripening, 2014 presented us with wines that generate a great amount of pleasure. Le Serre Nuove dell'Ornellaia 2014 has a ruby color of medium intensity. On the nose it develops fresh crisp fruit aromas underpinned by fine notes of spice. The palate is of medium weight with notes of red berry fruit....

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2014 Le Serre Nuove, Ornellaia

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2015 Poggio Alle Gazze

Ornellaia

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Bottle 75cl £42.00

Case of 6 £252.00

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On the nose it expresses intense and refined notes of mature citrus fruit, exotic fruit and white flowers. On the palate it is fleshy and juicy with a vibrant, crystalline fruitiness which perfectly reflects the sunny, but not excessively hot year.  The long lingering fruity finish leaves the palate clean and fresh.
Axel Heinz, Winemaker

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2015 Poggio Alle Gazze, Ornellaia

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