We'd like to share with you the joy and excitement of our 10th anniversary, which is on August 10. And to invite you all to join us in its celebrating weāve created Special Birthday Offer - our selection of Greatest Tuscan Red Wines (as several Brunelli, Bolgheri, Chianti and Toscana I.G.T.) in one case contains 24 bottles (12 producers, 2 bottles of each) with 10% Discount (itās offered ā¬ 956 instead of ā¬ 1063, with a free shipping cost).
1) Il Marroneto Brunello di Montalcino D.O.C.G. 2012 (2 bottles)
Classical Brunello, sangiovese 100% made absolutely following the traditional style. This is the historical wine of the farm elegant and in the same time structured. It burns from a vinification whose aim is to fix as much as possible the perfumes of sangiovese, so even the typicality of the territory. Fantastic for moments of relax. Several important critics have rated this Brunello di Montalcino wine highly: The Wine Advocate gave the 2010 vintage a score of 95 and Wine Spectator gave the 2011 vintage a score of 90.
2) Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona Brunello di Montalcino D.O.C.G. 2012 (2 bottles)
Wine with history, goes back to the 17th century. ruby red, warm, harmonious with pronounced but soft tannins; a full-bodied wine with a long taste-olfactory it still evolves in a long bottle aging. Intense perfume, ample and complex. Fruity, spicy, sometimes ethereal: the notes of ripe fruit red berry blend harmoniously with many spicy notes. Ideal with roasts, stews, game and aged cheeses. This Brunello di Montalcino wine has received good scores from various critics: the 1997 vintage was given a score of 96 by The Wine Advocate and the 2012 vintage was given a score of 93 by Wine Advocate, 91 by Wine Spectator.
3) Sesti Castello di Argiano Brunello di Montalcino D.O.C.G. 2012 (2 bottles)
100% Sangiovese grapes, which come from the estate vines planted from cuttings taken from very old neighbouring vineyards. To fertilise the vineyards and olive groves only vegetable and animal manure are used, and also for the spraying, biodegradable produce are used. After the fermentation the wine is transferred to medium size oak barrels, where it remains for four years before being refined in the bottle for another year, when it is ready to be sold under the denomination DOCG a title which only few wines in Italy can boast. This Brunello di Montalcino wine has received good scores from various critics: the 1999 vintage was given a score of 18/20 by Jancis Robinson. A couple of prizes have been won by this wine in competition: the Vinibuoni d'Italia awarded the 2005 vintage Golden Star and the 2006 vintage Corone. This is one of the most popular wines from the region (Wine-Searcher).
4) Ruffino Greppone Mazzi Brunello di Montalcino D.O.C.G. 2012 (2 bottles)
Is the quintessential Brunello--traditional, elegant and deeply rooted in the terroir of Montalcino, a small hilltop village in southern Tuscany. This wine is crafted from a specific clone of the Sangiovese grape called Sangiovese Grosso, locally referred to as Brunello, or ālittle dark one.' Famous for its power, longevity and elegance, this grape produces a wine which excels not only in structure but also in finesse. Several important critics have rated this Brunello di Montalcino wine highly: Jancis Robinson gave the 1997 vintage a score of 18/20; and Wine Spectator gave the 2010 vintage a score of 93.A couple of prizes have been won by this wine in competition: the 2011 vintage was awarded Silver from the International Wine & Spirit Competition, and the 1998 vintage was awarded Silver from the San Francisco International Wine Competition.
5) Casanova dei Neri Brunello di Montalcino D.O.C.G. 2012 (2 bottles)
Is produced since 1978. The producerās passion and love for the land and its own distinctive Sangiovese joined together to make a wine that stands out for elegance, finesse, high quality and long ageing potential. The most distinctive characteristic of its vintage was the size of the clusters: small, with widely/loosely spaced berries that brought to an outstanding ripening. The prevailing features of this wine are balance and finesse, which are supported by a long and velvety finish and an intense red fruit bouquet.This wine is already showing its pleasantness despite the long ageing potential. Several important critics have rated this Brunello di Montalcino wine highly: The Wine Advocate gave the 2010 vintage a score of 96 and Wine Spectator gave the 2011 vintage a score of 92.
6) Poggio di Sotto Rosso di Montalcino D.O.C. 2014 (2 bottles)
This is among the top 10 most highly rated Rosso di Montalcino wines. It reveals a vivid core of silky, perfumed red fruit. Goes well with roast and braised red meats, game and aged cheese. This is among the top 10 most highly rated Rosso di Montalcino wines.
7) Castiglion del Bosco Rosso di Montalcino D.O.C. 2015 (2 bottles)
Complexity, superb structure, and an inviting, mouth filling palate are the hallmarks of this Sangiovese grown in the 42-hectare Capanna vineyard facing towards the Mediterranean sea. A garnet-flecked ruby red, it releases generous, emphatic fragrances classic to Sangiovese, developing a near-endless progression notable for its beautiful balance. Its versatility makes it suitable for different combinations, from white meats to medium-aged cheeses. This Rosso di Montalcino wine has received good scores from various critics: the 2011 vintage was given a score of 91 by Wine Spectator. Above average in popularity among wines from this region. This wine has increased in popularity over the past year.
8) Castello d'Albola Chianti Classico D.O.C.G. Riserva 2015 (2 bottles)
Made from the finest Sangiovese grapes of the estate, this wine matures in oak for two years. Its tannins give the wine its extraordinary texture: they are as concentrated as the fruit is mellow. It has a distinct tangy quality on the palate and rich fruit on the nose, with evolved tones of fruit and dried flowers. It is a wine that expresses perfectly the terroir of Chianti Classico, whose very landscape it captures in the bottle. One can detect the high-altitude vineyards in its finesse, the heat of the earth in its depth and the nuances of woodlands in its extraordinarily persistent bouquet. It is a wine to serve with succulent, rich dishes, to be drunk with respect for history but also with the joy of discovery. Several important critics have rated this Chianti Classico wine highly: Wine Spectator gave the 2011 vintage a score of 90. Ranked third among the wines from this region with respect to number of prizes won: the 2012 vintage was awarded Gold from the Los Angeles International Wine Competition, and the 2011 vintage was awarded Gold from the Mundus Vini. This is one of the most popular wines from the region (Wine-Searcher).
9) Grattamacco Bolgheri Rosso Superiore D.O.C. 2014 (2 bottles)
On the palate it is fresh and fruity, with a sweet and full tannic balance; the finish is composed and supported by its aromatic complexity. Goes well with game, as e.g. local preparations of wild boar, roast, braised and stewed red meats, medium aged cheese. Critics have scored this as one of the top 5 Bolgheri wines: Wine Spectator gave the 2012 vintage a score of 93. Ranked in the top 10 for number of awards won among wines from this region: the Decanter World Wine Awards awarded the 2005 vintage Gold and the 2011 vintage Silver. This wine represents great value for money (as measured by our Quality Price Ratio).
10) I Castagni Michele Satta Bolgheri Rosso Superiore D.O.C. 2012 (2 bottles)
Aromas of ripe blackcurrant, grilled bell pepper and allspice mingle in the glass. the palate offers prune, dried blackberry, graphite, ground black pepper and cocoa alongside polished tannins. This has already reached its peak drinking window so enjoy soon. This is among the top 10 most highly rated Bolgheri wines (based on critic scores): the 2004 vintage was given a score of 18/20 by Jancis Robinson and the 2007 vintage was given a score of 92 by Wine Spectator.
11) Tenuta di Trinoro Le Cupole Toscana IGT 2014 (2 bottles)
The second label of Tenuta di Trinoro, Le Cupole was first produced in 1995. It is a blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Petit Verdot, with percentages varying with each vintage. Fermented in stainless steel and aged in one to three year old barriques and cement, Le Cupole is velvety and approachable. This wine hits the palate with exuberance, full of fleshy, bright fruit, extracted tannins, and rich color. Several important critics have rated this Toscana IGT wine highly: Wine Spectator gave the 2014 vintage a score of 93. Best from 2018 through 2027. ā...This Bordeaux-inspired Tuscan blend opens to dark concentration and a full bouquet that is redolent of dark fruit, spice and tobacco. The aromas are delivered in seamless fashion and with noteworthy intensity. Those are the qualities that ultimately distinguish this wine among the many choices you have from Tuscany today. One thing Tenuta di Trinoro always delivers is distinct personality.ā ā Monica Larner, Robert Parker, 91 points.
12) Castello ColleMassari Lombrone Montecucco Sangiovese Riserva D.O.C. (2 bottles)
The olfactory impact is complex, clean, delicate and enveloping expands with aromas of cherry and violet, and continues with a sweet spice and mineral sensations. The taste is persistent, evolving, characterized by an evident acidity in balance with the alcohol. The tannins provide a lush large mouth centre and character. The finish is persistent and tasty. Very long ageing capacity. Goes well with game, as e.g. local preparations of wild boar, roast, braised and stewed red meats, medium aged cheese. This is the third most highly rated Montecucco wine (based on critic scores): the 2011 vintage was given a score of 92 by Wine Spectator. This wine has received more awards than any other wine from the region: the 2012 vintage was awarded Gold from the The TEXSOM International Wine Awards, and the 2011 vintage was awarded Bronze from the Decanter World Wine Awards.
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