Category Archives: sangiovese

Bibbiano Chianti Classico 2012

Bibbiano, Di Fattoria, DOCG Chianti Classico, Castellina in Chianti, Tuscany, Italy 2012 This wine: possibly varietal sangiovese, but may include up to 20% of canaiolo, coloroni and approved international varieties, Diam 3 agglomerate cork closure, 13.5% abv, The Co-operative, £10 … Continue reading

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Mas Sibert Fosenot VdF 2013

Mas Sibert, Fosenot, Vin de France (Languedoc), 2013 This wine: just 6000 bts produced, a blend of 70% syrah, with 10% each of sangiovese (hence VdF), merlot and petit verdot, unfined and unfiltered, natural cork closure, 13.5% abv, Leon Stolarski Fine … Continue reading

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Verbena B.di Montalcino 2009

Verbena, DOCG Brunello di Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy, 2009 Brunello is a clone of sangiovese grosso, ideally suited to the Montalcino terroir, which is warmer, drier and more elevated (so cooler nights) than the Chianti Classico and Chianti regions, so higher … Continue reading

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BBR Chianti Classico 2011

Berry Bros & Rudd, DOCG Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy, 2011 This wine: made by Badia a Coltibuono for BBR, sangiovese dominant plus 10% of canaiolo, colorino and cilliegiolo, 12 months in 20hl oak barrels; Diam 3 agglomerate cork closure, 14% abv, BBR … Continue reading

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Grillesino Morellino di Scansano Italia 2013

Grillesino, DOCG Morellino di Scansano, Tuscany, Italy, 2013 This DOCG lies 40kms to the southeast of upmarket Bolgheri, lacking the latter’s recognition, demand and pricing, and so representing good affordable quality. Scansano is just 20kms from the Tyrrhenian Sea, so the … Continue reading

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Ricasoli Castello di Brolio Chianti 2010

Barone Ricasole, Castello di Brolio, Gran Selezione DOCG Chianti Classico, Italy, 2010 The Chianti Classico DOCG area is a smallish region, geographically within, but separate from, the vast Chianti DOCG area.  Up to 20% indigenous eg canaiolo and coloroni, and … Continue reading

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Isole e Olena Cepparello IGT Toscana 2009

Isole e Olena, Cepparello, IGT Toscana, Italy, 2009 Cepparello is Isole e Olena’s flagship wine, launched in 1980, when DOC Chianti regulations stipulated 75-90% sangiovese, hence the labelling of this varietal sangiovese wine as IGT, rather than DOC.  Nowadays varietal … Continue reading

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