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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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2015 Le Difese

Tenuta San Guido

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Bottle 37.5cl £19.54

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A wine with attractive wild cherry and blackberry fruit aromas, the 2015 has supple textures and juicy ripe fruit flavours balanced by lively redcurrant characters and a hint of savoury spice on the finish. This wine will be delicious to drink from release. Drink from 2017 to 2020.Armit Wines

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2015 Le Difese, Tenuta San Guido

Bottle 37.5cl £19.54

2014 Brunello di Montalcino

Canalicchio di Sopra

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Bottle 75cl £39.68

Case of 6 £238.08

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2012 Giusto Di Notri

Tua Rita

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Case of 6 x 75cl £244.08

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In this, Giusto di Notri's 20th vintage, there is no doubting the pedigree of this wonderful Super Tuscan. This brilliant release from Tua Rita is, quite simply, an embarrassment of superlatives. Incredibly bright, youthful Cabernet stands out among the classic blueberry, bramble and all spice. There is pepper, a hint of pot pourri and a smoky element which all follow...

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2012 Giusto Di Notri, Tua Rita

Bottle 75cl £40.68

2016 Monteleccio

Sesti

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Bottle 75cl £20.64

Case of 12 £247.66

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2016 Monteleccio, Sesti

Bottle 75cl £20.64

2017 Monteleccio

Sesti

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Bottle 75cl £20.68

Case of 12 £248.14

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Black cherries and flowers with a tea-like twist, and bright vanilla notes from the oak. Soft tannic structure and a streamlined form, this is a delicious wine for drinking right now. Armit Wines

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2017 Monteleccio, Sesti

Bottle 75cl £20.68

2012 Rosso dei Notri

Tua Rita

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Case of 12 x 75cl £248.16

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An Armit Wines favourite, Tua Rita’s 2012 Rosso di Notri exceeds expectations. Pretty notes of ripe plum, dark cherry and fruit compote create a generous and wild aroma. Soft rounded tannins balance an opulent array of violet flowers and morello cherries, giving this a velvety, layered texture and a fresh, youthful vibrancy. The overall impression is one of balance and...

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2012 Rosso dei Notri, Tua Rita

Bottle 75cl £20.68

2011 Giusto Di Notri

Tua Rita

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The Giusto di Notri 2011 has a beautifully elegant and well integrated nose of concentrated red and morrello cherries, alongside ripe blueberries and blackberries and a touch of cedar and savoury earthiness. The palate has a full and velvety texture of cherries and crushed blackberries with plenty of silky tannins that ride the succulent, juicy wave of harmonious finesse to...

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2011 Giusto Di Notri, Tua Rita

Bottle 75cl £41.68

Bottle 75cl £42.08

Case of 6 £252.48

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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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2014 Morellino di Scansano Riserva DOCG

Fattoria Le Pupille

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Magnum 150cl £42.16

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Just shy of pale ruby with orange tinges. Open-knit strawberry and cherry nose, and really captivating. Truly integrated oak and notes of tobacco underneath, indicating that the wine is developing quickly. Fine yet solid tannins. Elegance and structure, while medium-term ageing is certainly possible. Jancis Robinson

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Case of 6 x 75cl £256.08

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Magnum 150cl £269.36

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Case 6 x 75cl £270.48

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Le Serre Nuove dell’ Ornellaia 2016 benefits again from an exceptional vintage that highlights all the features ofBolgheri’s exceptional climate. Dark in colour, the wine shows a charming nose of perfectly ripe red fruit and spices. Thepalate is rich and well-rounded with beautiful velvety-textured tannins that coat the palate. A wine that combinesimmediate pleasure and great ageing capacity. Axel Heinz

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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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