Bolgheri and Tuscan Coast

Bolgheri and the Tuscan Coast

Moving away from the hills and mountains of inland Tuscany, the coast has a more moderate climate, with a cooling influence from the sea. Here, Sangiovese is no longer King, instead the best wines are made from international varieties of Cabernets, Merlot, Syrah et al. There is an argument that these wines have lost a little of their ‘Italianality’, but in my opinion, not so - it’s just a different interpretation. These wines have carved out a niche in being the so-called ‘Super Tuscans’, of course, led by the world-beating Sassicaia, then followed by Ornellaia, Gaja’s Ca Marcanda, Tua Rita and many others. 

Richard Ballantyne MW

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  1. Le Pupille 2017 Morellino di Scansano
    Special Price £12.79 Regular Price £15.99
    Morellino is the local name for Sangiovese in this part of coastal Tuscany. The wines here are warm and rich, with the... Learn More
  2. Tua Rita 2017 Rosso dei Notri
    Special Price £14.39 Regular Price £17.99
    Tua Rita is an estate on the Tuscan coast specialising in Super Tuscans from international varieties. This wine also... Learn More
  3. Le Volte dell' Ornellaia 2016 Toscana
    Special Price £17.59 Regular Price £21.99
    Le Volte is made from a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese and grown on the Tuscan coast. This is a... Learn More
  4. Tenuta dell' Ornellaia 2014 Ornellaia
    Special Price £124.00 Regular Price £155.00
    Ornellaia is one of Italy's great Super Tuscans. Made from a Bordeaux blend but typically Cab, Merlot Cab Franc and... Learn More
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