Tuscany

tuscany.jpgBy Gareth Williams CC2

Tuscany is home to awe-inspiring medieval towns, world-class art museums, and - most importantly for our purposes - the Sangiovese grape. Sangiovese is king in Central Italy, an it sees its highest expression in Tuscan regions such as Chianti, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Brunello di Montalcino. 

 

Cantina Vecchia 2020 Chianti 750ml

$19.04

Sangiovese is the staple variety in Tuscany and synonymous with Chianti and Brunello wines. Considered a reflection of its terroir, Sangiovese creates wine styles that vary from light and floral, to dark and highly tannic. This wine is a lively ruby red...

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Banfi 2020 Placido Chianti 750ml

$19.91

Winemaker's Notes: "Conte Placido was the hero of an epic battle between two Italian provinces. For his valour, he was awarded a vast estate where winemaking soon became an important part of the culture. A nod to this heritage and legacy, Placido's...

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Il Poggione 2020 Rosso di Montalcino 750ml

$44.26

The 2020 Rosso di Montalcino is dark and youthfully inward, as nuances of black currant and licorice are offset by crushed ashen stone. It’s silky and enveloping, yet with a saline-core of minerality and bright acids that create a more tactile...

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Tenuta di Arceno 2019 Chianti Classico 750ml

$42.52

Very pretty Chianti Classico with a medium body, firm tannins and a fresh finish. It’s medium-to full-bodied with integrated tannins and a long, linear finish. Cool and well crafted. Drink or hold. Score: 93 points -- James Suckling, jamessuckling...

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Il Poggione 2017 Brunello di Montalcino 750ml

$101.65

The 2017 Brunello di Montalcino opens to a saturated and shiny dark ruby color. This edition is loaded with black and purple fruits, such as blackberry preserves and plum. Those more robust tones are followed by spice, tar and campfire ash. The tannins...

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RD Macie 2021 Straccali Chianti 750ml

$19.04

Intense and persistent; violet notes mingle with cherry. Well-structured with a firm, polished finish. Serve at room temperature. Pair with hearty pastas, stews, poultry and red meats. --Winemaker

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Banfi 2019 Le Rime Pinot Grigio 750ml

$21.22

Castello Banfi began in 1978 as two Italian-American brothers, John and Harry Mariani, set off on their journey to create a modern winery in Italy. The name Banfi is from Giovanni Mariani Sr's maternal aunt Teodolinda Banfi, who grew up alongside the man...

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Canalicchio di Sopra 2017 Brunello di Montalcino 750ml

$121.65

[2015] This bottle marks the special 50th anniversary of this wine. A little red sticker on the front label commemorates the five decades that have passed since grandfather Primo Pacenti did his first harvest. The medium-weight Canalicchio di Sopra 2015...

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Monteraponi 2020 Chianti Classico 750ml

$47.74

The 2018 Chianti Classico is fabulous. In 2018, the Chianti Classico is a pretty big wine for this estate, but it's also a serious wine that absolutely needs time in bottle to find its center. Black cherry, tobacco, licorice, cloves and menthol showcase...

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Fattoria Selvapiana 2019 Chianti Rufina 750ml

$42.52

Rufina is the smallest appellation in Chianti, extending across 750 hectares. This is 95% sangiovese, joined with tips of canaiolo, colorino, and malvasia nera from well-drained, dry and stony north and north-west facing vineyards. These 15-40 year old...

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Rocca delle Macie 2019 Sasyr Toscana IGT 750ml

$23.39

Color: intense ruby red .  Bouquet :very intense and complex, with fruity  aromas of cherry, blackberry and raspberry.  Taste: smooth with a good structure, it has  a pleasant freshness and a long persistent  aromatic finish...

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Tenuta San Guido 2020 Le Difese 750ml

$39.99

A youthful, sinewy red, with plum, black cherry, cedar and spice flavors wrapped in a thick texture and mouthcoating tannins. Stays vivid and long on the finish, where the sweet, ripe fruit prevails. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best from 2021 through...

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Cecchi 2020 Chianti Governo All'Uso Toscano 750ml

$19.04

Cecchi has decided to produce our Chianti Governo, to recall an ancient production method dating from the late 18th, and early 19th century. This wine displays the Cecchi Family’s links to the traditions of this historic Tuscan zone,...

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