Castelsina Chianti 2021 ItalyCastelsina Chianti 2021 Italy
Castelsina Chianti 2021
Castelsina represents a wine culture that is innovative and at the same time respectful of the tradition of the Tuscan land. The vineyards cover a total area of more than 400 hectares in the provinces of Siena, Florence and a part of Grosseto.
There couldn’t be a more perfect wine to add to the portfolio. With its red fruit, spice and great structure, we bet this Chianti will impress you.
As Sangiovese fermented in stainless steel and finished with time in old oak, this is a beautiful ambassador of Tuscan terroir.
La Serena Rosso Di Montalcino 2018 TuscanyLa Serena Rosso Di Montalcino 2018 Tuscany
La Serena Rosso Di Montalcino 2018
Harmonious and elegant wine with intense, fragrant, fresh fruit aromas. Dry, with vigor, freshness and a good persistence. An excellent pairing with Tuscan food.
This is from vines at 300 metres’ altitude grown on tuffo, sand and mineral-rich galestro. Picked in the last week of September, fermentation in steel is followed 12 months in mixed barrels. With rose, balsamic and wood spice on the nose, the palate is plump, cherry-like and glossy. Supple, chewy tannins lead to a mineral bite; it’s stunning. Drink 2021-2028
Lecci e Brocchi Chianti Classico 2015 ItalyLecci e Brocchi Chianti Classico 2015 Italy
Lecci e Brocchi Chianti Classico 2015
A smooth and soft Chianti with intense red berries and a hint of violet with leather and earth. A savory palate with some baking spice and white pepper.
Podere Lecci e Brocchi is a small family farm and vineyard in the Castelnuovo Berardenga region of south-eastern Chianti Classico. The vineyards are undergoing organic certification and are farmed traditionally. Sabrina Lastrucci manages the vineyard and winemaking along with her husband Giancarlo and son Giovanni.
The steep, concave vineyard is tucked between the surrounding trees and brush at a relatively high elevation (400 meters) for the Castelnuovo Berardenga region in the south-east of Chianti Classico. The soil is mineral-rich, red Galestro which is atypical for Berardenga as well, contributing to the red fruit aromas and bright character of the wines. Lastrucci has planted some new bush-trained vines of Malvasia Nera with the intention of continuing the tradition of blending local varieties to complement the robust Sangiovese character. In the cellar, Lastrucci maintains a hands-off approach. She chooses not to drive her wines to fit the character of score-seeking Chianti Classico. Instead, Sabrina embraces the terroir-driven style of a wine that is approachable and ripe, representing the beautifully lifted style that matches her vision for Chianti’s future.
Piazzano Chianti 2022 ItalyPiazzano Chianti 2022 Italy
Piazzano Chianti 2022
Fattoria di Piazzano Chianti is made from a blend of 80% Sangiovese and 20% Canaiolo and Colorino grapes. Chianti is one of Italy’s most popular red wines and if you are a fan of Chianti you will love Piazzano’s award winning Chianti. The blend is fermented with natural yeasts in cement vats and aged for 9 months before bottling.
The Piazzano Chianti offers freshness and intensity with an earthy palate along with fleshy plum, orange rind and dusty, drying tannins. The Chianti is best paired with tomato based meat pasta sauce.
Querce Bettina Rosso Di Montalcino 2018 ItalyQuerce Bettina Rosso Di Montalcino 2018 Italy
Querce Bettina Rosso Di Montalcino 2018
Ruby red in colour, with plenty of red flowers and berries on the nose. Good body, rounded and harmonious, with a long finish. This wine is not filtered, and can therefore give rise to slight sediment.
Querce Bettina is a family owned and run farm on the southwest slopes of Montalcino at an altitude of around 440m above sea level. Husband and Wife team Sandra Barenghi and Roberto Moretti bought the 29ha estate in 1990 and following years of research into the terrain they planted 2.4ha of precious Sangiovese in 1999.
The name Querce Bettina comes from a local legend dating back to the late 19th Century telling of a kind old lady who sat under an imposing oak tree (Querce) spinning wool and telling eccentric stories of witches and wizards to young shepherds that passed by. The lady’s name was Bettina, she was elusive and nobody knew where she lived or came from; she just used to appear and disappear at will leaving a wake of mystery behind her. Everybody used to say they had met Bettina at least once, but if asked where exactly, they would say ‘oh, you know, near Querce Bettina’.
Selvapiana Chianti Rufina 2020 ItalySelvapiana Chianti Rufina 2020 Italy
Selvapiana Chianti Rufina 2020
Selvapiana in Medieval times was one of the watch towers along the river Sieve built with the purpose to protect the city of Florence on the North-East border. During Renaissance the building was enlarged and transformed into a Villa as summer residence of noble Florentine families and of the bishops of Florence. In 1827 was acquired by Michele Giuntini, a successful banker and ancestor of Francesco Giuntini, the present owner and fifth generation to run the property from 1957 to 1997.
Francesco Giuntini has always believed in the value of the Rufina appellation and with obstinate passion has worked to increase the prestige of the area. He has been among the first Tuscan producer to make the Riserva wine only from Sangiovese grapes and to produce the flagship wine of Selvapiana from a single vineyard, Bucerchiale: the first vintage of the Chianti Rufina Riserva Vigneto Bucerchiale is 1979. In 1978 Francesco understanding the great capacities, hired the young Franco Bernabei as consultant enologist, nowadays one of the most well known Tuscan oenologist who still consults for Selvapiana.
Since 1997 Selvapiana is run by Francesco Giuntini’s adopted sons, Federico and Silvia, sons of the estate manager Franco Masseti, who worked with Francesco from 1953 to 1990. The property extend over a surface of 250 hectares of which 58 are planted with vines, 36 olive gardens and 140 wood, in the municipalities of Rufina, Pontassieve and Pelago.
The hills where the Rufina vineyards are located lye on the foothill of the Apennines, the chains of mountains that divides Tuscany from Emilia Romagna. The nearness to the mountains strongly influence the microclima of the area with cooler summer and great excursion of temperature between day and night. For this reason the grapes ripen slowly throughout all the summer season and reach a nice balance of all the aromatic compounds of the acin. The wines have fresh acidity, great finess and elegance, silky tannins and a long after taste.
Tutti i Giorni Rosso 2020 ToscanaTutti i Giorni Rosso 2020 Toscana
Tutti i Giorni Rosso 2020
Antonio Camillo created Tutti i Giorni, meaning every day, as an all day everyday wine. This is a fresh, bright and juicy blend of 45% Ciliegiolo, 40% Sangiovese and 15% Grenache, packaged in one litre bottles for extra fun!
Antonio Camillo was born and bred in the Maremma region along Tuscany’s Tyrrhenian coast. He chose his homeland, specifically the area of the Maremma alta, to make wines “that can talk about their terroir and that can be easily recognizable for their character and their class”. Winery established in 2006 and certified organic.
Antonio chose to work primarily with Ciliegiolo – ciliegia means cherry – an ancient variety genetically related to Sangiovese that was often used in Tuscany as a blending component for its cherry scented vibrant fruit. Antonio believed in the grape in its own right and set about searching for old vine vineyards, eventually purchasing six hectares in Manciano, a medieval town literally just steps from the Saturnia hot springs. These hot springs have been popular since Etruscan times, but wine-wise, it means that the volcanic soil is rich in nutrients.
“Making wine in the territory is the result of an intertwining of relationships, those of the life of the vine, of the land that welcomes it, of the plants and fields that surround it; of the relationships that men undertake with the vine and with the nature that surrounds it, of the relationships that the men and women who cross the vineyard establish between themselves”
This is no “everyday” wine! Sleek, sappy, and savoury balance of bright red cherry and pomegranate with licorice and herbal fennel notes with structured tannins.