Tuscany

Tuscany

Perhaps the most recognised region of Italy when it comes to wine, Tuscany is home to some of the world’s oldest wineries and boasts a barnstorming collection of some of the most-loved wines on the planet. It is suggested that the Sangiovese grape – the signature grape of the Tuscany wine region – used to grow in the wild here as far back as the 4th century B.C., but the undulating green hills and Mediterranean climate make this area of Italy ripe for growing many kinds of grapes, including international varieties. Perhaps best known for the big bold reds of Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, and Chianti made from Sangiovese along with the Super Tuscan blends, Tuscany wine offers rich flavours and high quality in almost all of the wines from the region.

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  • Villa Gracchio Chianti DOCG

    Deep ruby-red in colour, this Chianti tempts the taste buds with aromas of red fruit, jam and menthol notes. On the palate, the wine displays a superbly structured character with bright acidity and a pleasantly savoury finish. Ideal with game, poultry and grilled meats. 

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  • Castello di Verrazzano, Rosso Mini Tuscan IGT

    In the 1970's some Italian wine makers believed that the legal rules governing the production of Chianti were too restrictive, so they coined the term 'Super Tuscan'. This distinguished their wines from the inexpensive, low-quality wines that were associated with the term vino da tavola, that they were forced to put on the label. Now it is used to describe some of the most innovative and superlative red wines from the Tuscany region, in which Castello di Verrazzano is located. The Rosso Toscana is labelled 'minituscan' so you can expect some of the qualities of a super tuscan without the hefty price tag.

    Flowers and red fruits dominate the nose while it's pleasantly full and rounded in the mouth. Well suited to contemporary "fusion" cuisine, white meats, fresh cheese and vegetable dishes. Best served 15-17°C. Certified Organic.

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  • Castello di Verrazzano, Chianti Classico DOCG

    Verrazzano's Chianti Classico, like others in the Greve area of Chianti have typically more concentrated flavours than in Castellina, Gaiole or Castelnuovo Berardegna. However, this is a classic Chianti, deep ruby red in colour with aromas of mature fruits like cherry and blackberry. Light in body with a little oak (from 18 months in barrel) with fine grained tannins and pleasant bursts of juicy wild cherry, cinnamon and a hint of star anise.

    An Organic wine that pairs well with Tuscan appetisers, red meat and game.

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  • Sant Antimo, Vino dei Poeti, Bottega

    Sant'Antimo Rosso DOC is produced in the area of Castelnuovo dell'Abate, considered by major wine experts, the most suited for the production of wine in the whole Montalcino area. A full bodied wine with pronounced fruit taste with a persistent flavour. Learn More
  • Chianti Classico, Acino d'Oro, Bottega

    The Chianti Classico Bottega Acino d'Oro is born in vineyards located in the historical area of Tuscany, Italy. It is made with Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes, harvested only by hand. After crushing, the fermentation takes place with maceration in wooden vats at a controlled temperature for about 15 days. What follows is a period of ageing in oak barrels for 3-4 months. This fine Chianti Classico has aromas of fruit and spices with a fresh and dry, balanced and slightly tannic palate.

    Pairs well with red meats, cured meats and seasoned cheeses.

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  • Rosso di Montalcino DOC, Vino dei Poeti, Bottega

    Rosso di Montalcino shares the reputation of the famous Brunello and belongs to the circle of the well-known red wines from Tuscany. The grapes are manually harvested and pressed with elimination of stalks. Fermentation takes place in wooden vats at a controlled temperature with maceration that lasts 15 days and daily pump-overs. The wine is then naturally cold stabilized and aged for less than one year in wooden casks. It is a fine wine and is very rich in resveratrol, which is a very strong antioxidant Learn More
  • Castello di Verrazzano, Chianti Classico Riserva

    Produced only in top vintages (the first was in 1924) the Riserva is one of the most representative wines of the winery and best expresses the varietal characteristics of Sangiovese.

    It's an intense ruby colour with aromas of ripe red fruits, followed by hints of tobacco, black pepper and sweet wood. The palate is savoury with morello cherry, liquorice and clove with tannins that blend in well with the fruity component. Long lasting finish and, like the Gran Selezione, it can stand up to full flavoured dishes such as grilled meats, roasts and ripe cheese.

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  • Bolgheri Rosso DOC, Vino dei Poeti, Bottega

    Bottega's Bolgheri Rosso comes from the region around Castagneto Carducci in Tuscany which is known for its fabulous wines. Not only that it's been made by the famed winemaker Angelo Gaja, who is credited with developing techniques that have revolutionised winemaking in Italy. Ruby red in colour with aromas of red berries, plums and violets. In the mouth it's complex, well structured with a delicious mineral note. Gilbert & Gaillard 92pts "Beautiful deep colour with amber highlights. Racy nose of mild spices, coffee and herbs with Havana wood in the background. Velvety, robust, powerful palate that is nice and lively and reveals great aromatic drive and structure." Learn More
  • Castello di Verrazzano, Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG

    A veritable super Tuscan since 1982, the Castello di Verrazzano Gran Selezione competes with the very best Chianti's in Tuscany. 

    100% Sangiovese creates a unique wine with a deep and impenetrable ruby red colour. Fruity aromas of cherries, blackberries, raspberries are underlined by hints of oak and vanilla. While in the mouth it's elegant and complex with closely woven tannins both smooth and pleasant joined to notes of fruit and spice, oak and vanilla. Expect a long finish.

    Best served 18-20°C with roasts, game and ripe cheese.

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