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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 2018 I Leccioni Chianti 750ml

$19.04

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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Frescobaldi 2017 Remole Toscana 750ml

$17.30

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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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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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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Il Poggione 2017 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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Il Poggione 2013/2014 Brunello di Montalcino 750ml

$99.91

Il Poggione has one of the appellation's most enviable track records for quality and cellar longevity. The 2014 Brunello di Montalcino is a different beast. This wine prizes elegance, finesse and a compact mouthfeel. I would suggest a slightly shorter...

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RD Macie 2017 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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Tommasi 2016 Poggio al Tufo Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml

$28.60

The ready-to-drink 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Poggio al Tufo offers simple aromas of blackberry, plum, spice and grilled herb. The wine is streamlined and lean in consistency, with the fresh acidity that you will find in most Tuscan wines from the terrific...

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Banfi 2017 Le Rime Pinot Grigio 750ml

$17.30

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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Fattoria Selvapiana 2017 Chianti Rufina 750ml

$39.04

Selvapiana's 2017 Chianti Rùfina is bright, floral and nicely lifted, as it always is, but with a bit more textural richness and body than normal. Plush red fruit and silky contours, the signatures of a warm, dry year, give the Selvapiana's...

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Tenuta dell'Ornellaia 2012/2013 Ornellaia 750ml

$214.99

Critical Acclaim: The 2012 Bolgheri Superiore Ornellaia is very similar to the 2011 Ornellaia that precedes it. These were both hot vintages, but 2012 saw the heat towards the end of the growing season. In fact the harvest in 2012 came two weeks earlier...

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Talenti 2013 Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 375ml

$43.39

Note: This is a half-bottle 375ml Critical Acclaim: Talenti's 2010 Brunello di Montalcino sees fruit sourced from the Sant'Angelo in Colle subzone of the appellation. This is a very satisfactory expression with pretty mineral tones of ash and crushed...

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Poggio al Lupo 2017 Vermentino 750ml

$27.74

Vermentino is varietal originating from the Tyrrhenian basin. It expresses the best features in Maremma area. Vermentino Poggio al Lupo is a young and fragrant wine with fresh and aromatic fruity notes. It is delicate, persistent, and pleasant on the...

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Antinori 2012 Tignanello 750ml

$169.99

The 2012 Tignanello is deep, rich and voluptuous, yet also retains a distinct element of classicism in its focused, mid-weight structure. Dark red cherry, pomegranate, kirsch, spice, tobacco and menthol open up in the glass, but only reluctantly. Firm...

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