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 deeply intense and juicy Giusto displays all-encompassing layers of dark blackberry and exotic spices. There is gentle smokiness to the wine supported by a hint of white pepper. The texture is magnificently plump, with ripe, suave tannins and a thickset-firm structure that indicates a long future ahead. The core of sweetness which marks Giusto out, every year, as a...more
Bottle 75cl £60.08
This deeply intense Giusto is an intensely powerful wine with confident body and tannic structure. Layers of dark blackberry and exotic spices are accompanied by a dark cocoa depth. It is fierce but there is beautiful finesse to the tannins. The core of sweetness which marks Giusto out, every year, is out in force once again. This is unmistakable Tuscan...more
Bottle 75cl £60.08
Magnum 150cl £365.36
60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot. On the nose an alluring perfume of new leather, sour cherry and wild mushrooms form an ethereal halo over the spiced richness of the body of the wine, steadily drawing you in. On the palate, the vibrant seam of acidity and finely grained tannins provide a chiselled framework for the rich dark...more
Bottle 75cl £61.68
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...more
Double Magnum 300cl £380.32
Undoubtedly the star of the show for me, this wine bears all the hallmarks of beautiful, intense Tuscan Cabernet. Showy and rounded with a wild, spicy and concentrated texture. There are hints of smoke and tar beneath the dense, sweet core of fruit and exotic spice. The finish is long, rich and impressive. Wonderfully youthful in its freshness quite...more
Double Magnum 300cl £400.32
The production of Tua Rita’s Syrah is minute; and only made in the finest vintages. Unsurprisingly, this is an exceptional effort that displays a stunning, silken texture and a multifaceted character. Charmingly floral, it reveals violet, red cherry, kirsch and soft, warming vanilla spice. The fruit is intense and rich; with a joyful youthfulness and a vibrant red peppercorn fragrance...more
Bottle 75cl £135.08
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.