Tuscany

Tuscany

Tuscany is Italy’s 4thlargest region for vineyards, but its 6thlargest producer for wines showing that here there is a mission for quality over quantity. You still have to choose very carefully, but there is a great amount of very fine wine produced here. Sangiovese is the dominant black variety, but this is the homeland of innovation, with many producers looking to international varieties of Cabernet and Merlot and the like to broaden their appeal in the international market. At least that was the story from the 1960s through to the late nineties: now there is much more interest in authentic styles with Sangiovese at long last receiving the attention that it deserves. This variety reaches its summit with the wines of Brunello di Montalcino and Chianti Classico.

Richard Ballantyne MW

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  1. Pietro Beconcini 2016 Chianti Antiche Vie
    A fruity Chianti from San Miniato between Florence and Pisa. Very good fruit, rich and ripe and fragrant with notes of... Learn More
  2. Riccardo Falchini 2016 Vernaccia di San Gimignano
    San Gimignano is famed for its mediaeval towers and its gentle fragrant yet quite rich whites from the local variety... Learn More
  3. Le Pupille 2017 Morellino di Scansano
    Morellino is the local name for Sangiovese in this part of coastal Tuscany. The wines here are warm and rich, with the... Learn More
  4. Tua Rita 2016 Rosso dei Notri
    Tua Rita is an estate on the Tuscan coast specialising in Super Tuscans from international varieties. This wine also... Learn More
  5. Sesti 2015 Monteleccio
    Sesti is one of Montalcino's great producers. The are completely biodynamic and organic. Their wines are some of the... Learn More
  6. Argiano 2016 Rosso di Montalcino
    This is beautiful Rosso, a younger version of Argiano's Brunello. Elegant crisp with dark and savoury notes of... Learn More
  7. Castellare 2016 Chianti Classico
    Castellare has long been one of my favourite Chianti estates. They make perfumed wines from their vineyard in... Learn More
  8. Le Volte dell' Ornellaia 2016 Toscana
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    Le Volte is made from a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese and grown on the Tuscan coast. This is a... Learn More
  9. Querciabella 2015 Chianti Classico
    Querciabella has high altitude vineyards in Greve in Chianti, producing some of the most nervous and elegant wines in... Learn More
  10. Argiano 2013 Brunello di Montalcino
    Argiano is a well established producer of Brunello. The vines are located in one contiguous parcel on the warm,... Learn More
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