Toscana

Located in central Italy, Tuscany is the fifth biggest wine-producing region in the country, but probably the one that is the most well-known to people in North America. However, the region more diverse than many realize. Between Florence and Siena, of course, lies Chianti, and further south is the towns of Montalcino (Brunello) and Montepulciano (Vino Nobile). The Tuscan coast, which includes the vast Maremma district as well as the areas around Bolgheri, is where some very exciting wines are being made in a more international style. In Tuscany, it is not uncommon to see pappardelle (a long flat noodle) served with tomato or meat sauce, including wild boar. Bistecca Fiorentina is a thick T-bone steak that is often served with white cannellini beans and mixed grilled vegetables. Another famous dish of the region is Panzanella, a salad with chunks of soaked stale bread and tomatoes, sometimes also onions and basil, dressed with olive oil and vinegar.

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  • Armilla-Brunello-di-Montalcino

    Armilla Brunello di Montalcino 2017

    Dark black cherry color indicating the ripeness of the vintage. Nose is expressive and big with cherry and notes of licorice and dates. Smooth with a great mouth feel and more ripe cherry, toast and mineral on the palate. The finish sticks to the teeth and is long. The balance of the fruit, alcohol, oak and acidity work perfectly together to form a finish that easily lasts 45 seconds. The tannins are ripe, but firm.

    $69.95
  • Biondi-Santi-Braccale-igt-Maremma

    Biondi Santi Braccale igt Maremma 2019

    A great food-friendly Tuscan red made from Sangiovese (the family’s own BBS11 clone used in Biondi Santi Brunello) and softened with the addition of 20% Merlot. The vines are grown in hilly zone of Scansano. To highlight the natural fruit notes of the grapes, the wine see no wood and is aged in stainless steel vats for 10 months prior to bottling.

    $29.95
  • Biondi-Santi-Sassoalloro-igt-Toscana

    Biondi Santi Sassoalloro igt Toscana 2019

    The wine has a brilliant ruby red colour with violet tones. The nose is fresh, fruity and intense with noticeable sweet violet notes. The palate is gentle and velvety and elegant. It is drinking well now but will reward patient cellaring.

    $37.95
  • Castello-di-Verrazzano-Chianti-Classico

    Castello di Verrazzano Chianti Classico 2018

    This is a traditional Chianti Classico from one of the original founders of the Consorzio del Vino Chianti Classico. Red ruby colour with purplish reflections in its youth. Intense scent, rich in fruity aromas as cherry and blackberry, well integrated with floral notes of red rose. Well balanced, slightly savoury, with oak hints.

    $30.95
  • Colognole Chianti Rufina 2017

    Colognole is based in the small Chianti Rufina region, which accounts for just 3% of total Chianti production (and 40% of this is produced by the Frescobaldi family). Rufina is known for possessing the highest elevation vineyards in Chianti which explains why it is slightly cooler than Classico. The wines are also known to be very age-worthy.

    $21.95
  • Colognole-Riserva-Del-Don-Chianti-Rufina

    Colognole Riserva Del Don Chianti Rufina 2016

    Red berry fruit along with floral rose character, pungent balsam and well delineated black pepper. Maturation in oak has mellowed the exuberance of the tannins, but they are still impressive and serve to extend the progression on the palate. Further bottle aging will serve to bring out the fine qualities of the vintage.

    $33.95
  • montepeloso-a-quo

    Montepeloso A Quo 2020

    The wines of Proprietor Fabio Chiarelloto are some of the highly prized coming out of Tuscany today. The A Quo is his baby and if you like Tuscany best I also highly recommend seeking out his Eneo and his Nardo, both get huge scores by Parker but at a higher price point. This red is one of the great buys coming out of Tuscany today, I strongly recommend while we have availability.

    $36.95
  • Montepeloso Alpha 2020

    Alpha is a Rosso di Toscana produced from younger vines between 8 and 20 years of age. It isn’t a Supertuscan, but perhaps should be viewed as a baby- or mini-Supertuscan. It is Fabio Chiarelotto’s newest creation, and once again goes in a direction very much un-like many other Rosso di Toscana wines from the Etruscan Coast.

    $25.95
  • Montepeloso-Gabbro

    Montepeloso Gabbro 2014

    Gabbro embodies the essence of the estate’s Cabernet Sauvignon vines, some of which are over 40 years old. It represents an ambition to produce a Cabernet Sauvignon that can hold its own with the best in the world. This wine is matured for 18 months in 80% new wood, with some 400-litre barrels as well as barriques. The wine is subsequently stored in the bottle, usually for about nine months. Annual production is 3000 bottles on average.

    $143.95
  • Sinopie-Chianti-Superiore-DOCG

    Sinopie Chianti Superiore DOCG 2019

    Sinopie refers to the guide lines that artists drew on the walls in preparation to paint large fresco’s. Our own guide lines for making Sinopie Chianti are the crispness of its fruit, the vibrancy of acidity and its genius for pairing with foods. Such is the Sangiovese in the style of Classic Chianti.

    $16.95
  • Tenimenti-Ricci-Ricciolo-Toscana-IGT

    Tenimenti Ricci Ricciolo Toscana IGT 2020

    A bit of a departure from the more typical Tuscan Sangiovese blends which incorporate Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2020 Ricciolo (“curls” in Italian) is a blend of 80% Sangiovese with 20% Syrah.

    $25.00
  • Tenuta-Ponte-alle-Ruote-Chianti-Colli-Senesi

    Tenuta Ponte alle Ruote Chianti Colli Senesi 2019

    In the shadow of the famous Towers of San Gimignano, Tuscan estate Le Rote makes a wonderfully charismatic Chianti Colli Senesi from 100% Sangiovese. It has rich, chewy dark fruit, ripe tannins, yet finishes very dry and clean. Remarkably, this wine was aged a full 1.5 years before release, a very rare and determined decision for a non-riserva Chianti — and the results show in the bottle. Smooth, black-cherry and sweet tobacco linger on a faint, pleasant finish that is touched off by just the right hint of oak. Lovely.

    $19.95

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