De Vasari Chianti Riserva 2015 ItalyDe Vasari Chianti Riserva 2015 Italy
De Vasari Chianti Riserva 2015
Red currant, earth, tobacco and dried herb aromas. Medium bodied palate with red fruits, elements of earth, dried herbs and spicy tobacco and leather. Slightly chalky tannins and bright acidity.
Cantina dei Vini Tipici dell’ Aretino is an association of winemakers bringing together more than 400 members. Collectively, they own more than 800 hectares of vineyards under cultivation, specializing in Arezzo area of Tuscany, and the production of organically farmed grapes for the production of Chianti. De Vasari is a tribute to famous painter and architect, Giorgio Vasari, who was born in Arezzo in 1511 and responsible for the incredible Uffizi Museum and the Piazza Grande in Florence, as well as the famous ‘Logge del Vasari’ in his hometown of Arezzo.
Established in 1970 the winery began the following year his work with the vinification of 10.006 quintals of grapes delivered. Members and grapes delivered are gradually increased, the initial structures modernized and expanded to their current total capacity of over one hundred thousand hectolitres’. The average annual contribution is about sixty thousand quintals of fruit, with a focus on quality at an incredible value above all else.
Cantina dei Vini Tipici dell’ Aretino are proud of their focus on sustainable farming and production, whilst respecting tradition and driving innovation. De Vasari is now exclusively using Noma Cork, a plant based and 100% recyclable material and their commitment to solar energy in the winery and recycling of water. This with their commitment to supporting Organic and Biodynamic farmers in the region qualifies them for IFC, BRC, ISO and BIO (organic) certifications.
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.
La Serena is a family run estate, with Andrea Mantengoli at the helm since 1997. The estate was established in 1934.The first Brunello di Montalcino was produced in 1988 with the name “La Serena”. The estate now includes 50 hectare 10 of them are vineyard. La Serena’s new cellar is designed by Andrea’s brother Marcello, an architect, built in 2003. La Serena wines have always been produced with respect for tradition and the environment, it is from 2010 that began the process of organic certification. The wines respect the soil and vineyards. The result are wines that respect the land and the vintage.
Lecci e Brocchi Chianti Classico 2015 ItalyLecci e Brocchi Chianti Classico 2015 Italy
Lecci e Brocchi Chianti Classico 2015
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.
INTRODUCING PODERE LECCI E BROCCHI
Sabrina Lastrucci has led Podere Lecci e Brocchi since 2011 when her father Vasco passed the farm over to her keen management. Vasco had previously sold the Chianti Classico fruit from the farm he purchased from the parish priest in 1970 on the edge of Villa a Sesta and accumulated a full cellar of winemaking materials and equipment over his lifetime as an avid hobbyist. Sabrina continues the traditional winegrowing techniques of her father but now with an official organic certification underway.
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.
Poggerino Chianti Classico 2019 ItalyPoggerino Chianti Classico 2019 Italy
Dark cherry and spice with cedar and vanille from the French oak ageing. Notes of blackberries, leather, cherries and red currant on the nose with a touch of liquorice. Persistent tannins.
Piero has crafted another beauty in 2019. This wine, that he calls his ‘business card’, is one of the most reliably delicious and complex wines you will find for under £20. Bursting with ripe cherry fruit, with that characteristic cherry skin ‘snap’, but with depth and savour, this is classic Sangiovese from a true master. Fresh with amazing acidity, match this to a fine ragú or simply pull the cork, pour a glass and let yourself bathe in all that Tuscan sun.
“Poggerino” is a small organic farm located in the central area of the Chianti Classico. There are 43 hectares of vineyards, olive groves, woods, some ancient farmhouses and a church dating back to the 12th century.
The company is one of the farms of a large property that belonged to Prince Ginori Conti, descendant of one of the oldest families in Florence. Floriana Ginori Conti, inherited the farm from her father in the 70s, began in 1980 with her husband Fabrizio Lanza, to produce Chianti Classico with the “Poggerino” label.
In 1999 she donated the property to her two children, Piero and Benedetta Lanza who have managed the company since 1988.
Alongside the production of wine and oil, the Fattoria Poggerino is also an agritourism. In fact, some ancient farmhouses are part of the company; they are the typical Chianti rural buildings unique in the world for harmony of shapes and integration with the landscape. The holiday in Poggerino is a relaxing holiday recommended for all those who wish to spend a few days away from the noise of the city, breathe the romantic atmosphere of these places and wake up in the morning with the singing of birds.
Poggerino Chianti Classico 2019
Poggerino wines are produced exclusively with grapes from these vineyards.
All stages of production, from the processing of the vineyard to the vinification and marketing are handled by the owners in the first person.We believe in the importance of an almost maniacal work in the vineyard, aimed at introducing healthy grapes to the cellar and at the maximum degree of ripeness.
Poggiotondo Chianti Superiore 2018 ItalyPoggiotondo Chianti Superiore 2018 Italy
Poggiotondo Chianti Superiore 2018 is deep garnet with ruby hues, this rich Chianti Superiore offers plush aromas of red and black cherries with floral hints of iris. Firm, well-integrated tannins on the palate are balanced by a zesty acidity. Perfect for tomato sauced pastas, beef lasagne, bean stews or chili and salami cuts.
Querce Bettina Brunello Di Montalcino 2015 ItalyQuerce Bettina Brunello Di Montalcino 2015 Italy
Querce Bettina Brunello Di Montalcino 2015
2015 is an outstanding vintage for Brunello and Querce Bettina. Soil, forest floor, red fruits. The palate is medium to full, there’s substantial weight/girth in the middle. It’s more modern than traditional, but it’s also a pretty delicious wine. Bravo!
Querce Bettina is a family owned and run vineyard 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.
Selvapiana Chianti Rufina 2019 ItalySelvapiana Chianti Rufina 2019 Italy
Selvapiana Chianti Rufina 2019
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.