2017 Chianti Riserva, Volpetto, Tuscany, Italy
Volpetto's Riserva is made 100% from their best hand-selected Sangiovese grapes.
IL Volpetto Chianti Riserva has a highly concentrated bouquet. Well structured and full-bodied, the tannins are well-integrated giving a smooth, yet complex wine with a deep intensity of fruit and a powerful, long finish. Ideal with game and mature cheeses.
2019 Chianti, Volpetto, Tuscany, Italy
IL Volpetto Chianti is well structured and full bodied, lively and intense, made from a blend of mainly Sangiovese, with a small percentage of Canaiolo. To be served with red meats, roasts, pasta with meat sauce and cheese.
2017 Il Collina 21, Il Borghetto, Tuscany, Italy
The Azienda Agricola Il Borghetto do things differently in this most well known and established region of Italy.
Led by English winemaker Tim Manning who cut his vinous teeth in vintages in Oregon, there is a determination to show the potential of the region. As a result he is at odds with the Consorzio of Chianti Classico over his methods and approach.
The percentages of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sangiovese making up the blend in Collina change slightly from year-to-year to enable them to make a soft, perfumed and easy-drinking wine. Red cherries, earthy aromas and notes of tea and tobacco.
2017 Giusto di Notri, Tua Rita, Tuscany, Italy
"The 2017 Giusto di Notri is a special 25th anniversary bottling that is chiseled, sharp and focused. The small part of Merlot gives it some added sweetness (the percentage of Merlot was slightly reduced in this vintage), the touch of Cabernet Franc contributes the power, freshness and dark fruit, and along with a starring role of Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine has lots of beautiful plushness restrained by a tight, disciplined linearity. This vintage saw less time in barrique (about 16 months) but the barrels had more toasting. There is a lasting mineral note of chalk or limestone that frames the dark and opulence quality of fruit at its core. The bouquet is stunning. The wine treads lightly in the palate, with a very elegant and nuanced approach. It really is another gorgeous wine from Tua Rita that shows the profound skill of this winemaking team even when faced with a hot vintage such as this. 2020-2040" 96pts Wine Advocate