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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. 

 

Antinori 2017 Tignanello 750ml

$135.99

The Marchesi Antinori 2017 Tignanello (made with Sangiovese and smaller parts Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc) is a dark, exuberant and inviting wine. I tasted my sample after a double decanting and was pleased by the profound nature of the wine...

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Frescobaldi 2017 Remole Toscana 750ml

$19.04

Made with Sangiovese and a drop of Cabernet Sauvignon, this has aromas of red berry, baking spice and underbrush. The easygoing palate offers red cherry, clove and a hint of white pepper alongside smooth tannins. Enjoy soon to catch the fruit richness...

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Banfi 2015 Placido Chianti 750ml

$16.43

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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Cantina Vecchia 2018 Chianti 750ml

$17.30

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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Il Poggione 2018 Rosso di Montalcino 750ml

$42.52

Bright red cherries, stone fruits, smoke and tobacco are some of the notes that jump from the glass in the 2013 Rosso di Montalcino. In this vintage, the Rosso is bright, floral and medium in body, all of which make it extremely versatile. This is...

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RD Macie 2019 Straccali Chianti 750ml

$16.45

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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Melini 2017 Neocampana Chianti 750ml

$17.30 $13.83

The Melini Winery dates back to 1705, and in the 19th Century it was among the first to develop export markets for the Chianti region. Their 2017 Chianti is a blend of the traditional, visible in the unusual bottle that recalls the straw covered Chianti...

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Monteraponi 2018 Chianti Classico 750ml

$43.39

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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Banfi 2017 Le Rime Pinot Grigio 750ml

$18.17

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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Tenuta di Arceno 2018 Chianti Classico 750ml

$37.30

This wine just jumps at you with immediate notes of ripe cherry, chocolate, tobacco and toasted espresso bean. The 2017 Chianti Classico is robust on every level, a very modern and contemporary take on this Italian classic. There's a lot of sunny heat...

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Fattoria Selvapiana 2019 Chianti Rufina 750ml

$40.78

Selvapiana's 2018 Chianti Rufina is exquisitely beautiful. A wine of translucence and character, the 2018 captures the essence of the vintage in spades. Dark cherry, blood orange, cinnamon, rose petal and mint are all laced together in the glass. The...

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Argiano 2015 Brunello di Montalcino 750ml

$74.99

This is a terrific wine and one of the new releases from Montalcino that I happily include on a short list of top recommendations. The Argiano 2015 Brunello di Montalcino shows a very lively bouquet that is already singing despite the young age of this...

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Rocca delle Macie 2016 Sasyr Toscana IGT 750ml

$20.78

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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Il Palazzone NV Rosso del Palazzone 750ml

$39.91

The vineyards at Il Palazzone are all planted with Sangiovese Grosso, the grape that is known in Montalcino as “Brunello.” Grapes in our Vino Rosso come from the same vines that produce our Brunello DOCG, and receive equal attention and...

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