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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. 

 

Frescobaldi 2019 Leccioni Chianti 750ml

$19.91

A luminous ruby red colour with purplish highlights. Markedly fruity, with plum, pomegranate, strawberry, and raspberry, lifted by floral notes of sweet violets and by subtly pungent eucalyptus and clove. Smooth and rounded, with judicious, fine-grained...

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Banfi 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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Il Poggione 2018 Rosso di Montalcino 750ml

$43.39

Bright red. Flint, ripe red cherry and sweet spices on the very ripe and forward but ultimately fresh nose. The sweet spice notes and a refined, austere mouthfeel are typical of the S.Angelo in Colle terroir. Closes juicy and fresh, with lively flavors...

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RD Macie 2020 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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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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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 2019 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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Argiano 2016 Brunello di Montalcino 750ml

$74.99

The Argiano 2016 Brunello di Montalcino shows a lovely transparency to its appearance and follows with lifted red fruit aromas, cassis, wild cherry and blue flower. It is made with a simple approach, fermented in cement tank and aged slowly in oak, and...

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Tenuta San Guido 2019 Guidalberto 750ml

$66.99

A deft and bright blend to serve with a platter of creamy Camembert wedges, the 2018 Guidalberto is 60% Cabernet Sauvignon supplemented with 40% Merlot, showing a smooth and silky delivery of aromas with black fruit and sour cherry backed by spice,...

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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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Caparzo 2015/2016 Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 750ml

$92.08

Ripe, sweet cherry and raspberry fruit are accented by floral, mineral and wild herbs in this alluring red. A backbone of dense, dusty tannins provides support, and the ripe fruit returns on the savory finish. Excellent length. Best from 2023 through...

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Il Palazzone NV Rosso del Palazzone 750ml

$42.52

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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Dievole 2018 Chianti Classico DOCG 750ml

$39.04

Made with 90% Sangiovese, 7% Canaiolo and 3% Colorino, all organically farmed, this has aromas of red-skinned berry, leather and underbrush. The bright palate shows raspberry jam, cinnamon and white pepper alongside smooth tannins and fresh acidity...

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