Shop for wines by Region (Italy/Italian): Chianti - Tuscany

  • Castellani Chianti 2016 NZD $16.95 NZD $14.95
    A wonderful specimen of Chianti more on the classical traditional style exhibiting saline notes, spice, dry herbs, quintessential Tuscany! Medium to full body with lovely racy acidity, vibrant and fresh. Even though it is obviously not the greatest Reserva but when it comes to value for money look no further! Drink now or over the next couple of years. ... more »
  • Castellare di Castellina Chianti Classico 2016 NZD $49.95 NZD $39.95
    There is Chianti and there is Chianti… but this is super Chianti Classico! Old fashioned with wonderful saline flavours, medium to full-bodied with aromas of prosciutto, cypress and dry meats. When we said there is Chianti and there is Chianti, we mean this is the true classical style being dry, high acidity, beautifully perfumed, lovely balance and almost seductive, once you try it you always go back to it!... more »
  • Castellare di Castellina I Sodi di San Niccolo 2013 NZD $139.95 NZD $119.95
    “The 2013 I Sodi di S. Niccolò is 85% Sangioveto (a more antique name for Sangiovese) and 15% Malvasia Nera from a single vineyard. This wine opens to a darkly saturated appearance and shows ruby, garnet and purple highlights. The bouquet is powerful but seamless at the same time with smooth transitions between dark cherry, spice, tobacco and moist clay. In the mouth, this wine shows dense extraction, but it never feels too weighed down by that mass. Instead, the freshness of the fruit and the natural acidity give the wine a bright and buoyant personality. Aged in barrique for 30 months, this is a delightful Tuscan red. - Monica Larner” -- 96/100 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate... more »
  • Straccali Chianti 2016 NZD $19.95 NZD $18.95
    Giulio Straccali has been producing Chianti from his very own vineyards since 1925. This is a medium bodied Chianti which is dry, leathery and spicy with hints of dry herbs such as rosemary, thyme and tarragon. This is exactly what you would expect for a wonderful Chianti that is drinking beautifully now but will also cellar for 3-4 years and perfect with pastas, anti-pasto etc.... more »
  • Straccali Pinot Grigio 2017 NZD $18.95 NZD $17.95
    Straccali dating back to 1925 has been producing excellent Chianti and of course superb Pinot Grigio. No oak at all in this Pinot Grigio, full bodied, ripe and intense with an abundance of dry herbs, slightly oily and rich. Drinking beautifully now especially with fish and shell fish but will also keep for a number of years.... more »
  • Straccali Toscana Rosso 2015 NZD $18.95 NZD $17.95
    2015 is a stunning vintage in Tuscany as in most of Italy. Made from Sangiovese, the native grape of Tuscany, responsible for producing stunning Chiantis. This is just a straight Sangiovese from Tuscany but is really what a good Sangiovese should be. Medium to full bodied, hints of leather, dry herbs, almost slightly salty with beautiful supple tannins. Excellent now but will also improve for 2-3 years.... more »
  • Tenuta Dell Ornellaia "Masseto" 2006 NZD $794.95 Out of Stock
    "This set of new releases from Tenuta dell Ornellaia leaves me looking for words that can adequately capture the pure magic and sheer profoundness the property has achieved in this important, hallmark vintage. I will try with one word: Monumental. The Ornellaia team has done a fabulous job with these wines, which have never failed to literally send shivers down my spine on the multiple occasions I have tasted them. I can still remember nearly falling out of my chair the first time I tasted the 2006 Masseto (100% Merlot) from barrel. The wine is now in bottle and it is every bit as monumental as I had hoped. The wine possesses staggering richness in a style that perfectly captures the essence of this great Tuscan vintage. Black cherries, flowers, licorice and sweet toasted oak are just some of the nuances that emerge from the 2006 Masseto. A wine of breathtaking depth, it also reveals superb clarity, freshness and vibrancy in a sumptuous, beautifully-balanced style. Simply put, the 2006 Masseto is a masterpiece from Tenuta dell Ornellaia. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2031." 99/100 Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate.... more »

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