Fragrant aromas of maraschino cherry, cinnamon and nutmeg. Undertones of vanilla and anise on the palate enhance the rich juicy black fruit flavours. This wine is full bodied and well balanced with soft structured tannins.
A refined and elegant Chianti Classico that delivers floral aromas along with fruity notes of wild blackberry, raspberry and cherry. Complex nuances of eucalyptus, thyme, graphite and spicy pink pepper lead to the rich, velvety palate. Intense and persistent, with a pleasant walnut note on the finish.
Carpineto Farnito Cabernet Sauvignon Toscana is the Carpineto estate's premium Super-Tuscan, made from grapes picked from three one-hectare vineyards situated in the provinces of Florence and Arezzo. Aged for 1 year in barriques, the wine shows rich flavours of vanilla, spice and cassis, with a ripe, long finish.
Pietraregia dell Ammiraglia Morellino di Scansano Riserva, from the Marchesi de Frescobaldi, is the very quintessence of oak aged Tuscan Sangiovese: hints of bramble, blackcurrant and plum on the nose, accompanied by notes of violet and balsamic hints. Intense, soft and well-balanced on the palate; the finish is spicy, with touches of pepper.
Ripa delle More Castello Vicchiomaggio is an aristocratic blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, aged in small barriques for up to 2 years. Low vine yields ensure that the wine is intense and powerful, bursting with ripe prune and herb flavours.
Nipozzano Vecchie Viti boasts a lovely ruby red colour, luminous and brilliant. The nose exhibits great balance between floral notes of apricot and spiced notes of rosehip and vanilla. Fresh, complex and persistent on the palate with beautifully integrated tannins, this is silky and harmonious.
Umberto Cesari Liano Sangiovese Cabernet Rubicone is aged for 18 months in barriques, the wine is a complex mix of herbs, spices, and ripe dark fruit; with a wonderfully structured palate, this is a wine that will further improve with a few years' age.
A wine of surpassing elegance, with a delicate fragrance of dark cherry and wild strawberry interwoven with floral notes of sweet violets. This is a vibrant wine, with refined, silky tannins and a smooth, complex palate of leather and toasty notes of chocolate and coffee. A flavourful and persistent finish.
Incredibly rich and intense, this wine is undoubtedly one of the greatest Valpolicellas. Tiny vineyard yields give a hugely concentrated wine, and 50% of the berries are dried on racks for 20 days to intensify the wine's flavours, resulting in a lovely concentration with a spicy flavour and balanced freshness showing vibrant bitter cherries.
Roccolo Grassi Recioto della Valpolicella received 92 Points from world-famous Robert Parker in Feb 2011. He wrote: "Blackberry preserves, jammy blueberries, spices and new leather take shape nicely in the glass."
Barbaresco 'Reyna' from Michele Chiarlo is made from a selection of the finest Nebbiolo grapes from the communes of Barbaresco and Treiso, and aged for at least 12 months in French oak. Elegant tannins, delicate spices and a silky senation in the mouth. A supreme balance of structured, spicy power and floral elegance!
Castello di Nipozzano Montesodi Chianti Rufina Riserva is possibly the most famous of all the Marchesi di Frescobaldi's creations. Sumptuous aromas of blueberry, cherry and herb dominate the nose, with violets, rhubarb, cigar box and leather. Mineral, liquorice and eucalypt flavours are underpinned by soft, ripe tannins.
A superb expression of the Sangiovese grape, this brilliant purple wine delivers floral aromatics dominated by violet and rosehip. Blackcurrant undertones are complemented by spicy highlights of black pepper and nutmeg. Complex and rich on the palate with hints of fine tobacco, through to a long and harmonious finish.
Costa di Bussia Barolo Riserva is made from 100% estate grown Nebbiolo grapes, aged for at least 3 years in oak casks, then a further 2 years in bottle before release. The result of this careful ageing is a Barolo Riserva of real class, full of spicy, gamey flavours, a firm, grippy mouth-feel, and an extremely long, complex finish.
Chianti Classico Vigna la Prima Gran Selezione Castello Vicchiomaggio is aged in oak for up to 2 years. It is a fine, full-bodied concentrated wine, with flavours of ripe red fruits, smoke and toast, spice and herbs.
Carpineto Brunello di Montalcino 2013 was aged for 36 months in Slovenian oak barrels followed by at least 6 months in bottle prior to release. A mature Brunello with a complex bouquet of spice, hints of vanilla, deep red cherries and a touch of raspberry. An elegant style with traditional flavours of savoury roasted meat and leather combine with a warm...