The vineyards surrounding Ricasoli castle make up 230 of this 1,200 hectare estate, the largest in Chianti Classico. The Ricasoli family has been linked to this property, and to winemaking, since 1141.
A full bodied wine, has soft fruit on the palate and a long finish. Intense ruby red colour, with perfumes of wild red berries and a hint of dried grapes. Delicious! Drinking well now, but will keep for 8-10 years.
A classic Vermentino di Gallura DOCG dry white wine is typically bright straw-yellow with a greenish tinge. The nose offers a delicate and refreshing bouquet of white blossoms. The palate retains this floral style, balanced out with a slightly bitter edge, zingy acidity and a hint of minerality.
Very inviting spiced honeyed nose and some creamy, lightly spiced aromas as if it had some oak influence. Nutty, citrus, with just discernible floral and apricot notes. Full of flavour and yet restraint, cool and fresh and lingeringly elegant and aromatic.
Produced from a single vineyard. The wine is a dark red colour. On the nose and palate, there are black fruits and layers of complexity. The tannins are firm yet velvety. A wine with great structure that could take a few years of ageing.
Deep scarlet-purple, with modest herbaceous/black fruit aromas. Quite tannic if drunk from the bottle but beneath that a rich mix of balsamic/vegetal tartness and fruit concentrate. A wine with a robust and complex personality.
Bright ruby red colour with garnet undertones, fragrant aromas of sour cherry and morello cherry, cinnamon and nutmeg, vanilla and anise. The taste is full and balanced with sweet and soft tannins that confer a good aromatic persistence.
Deep red in colour. Hints of blackberry and blackcurrants mix with spicy, balsamic notes on the nose. Great structure on the palate and a long, persistent finish.
The vineyards belonging to this estate are superb; low-trained and planted on the volcanic soils of the slopes of Mount Vulture at altitudes of up to 800 metres above sea level. The area is one of Italy's most remote and poorest. It is isolated and undeveloped and according to consultant winemaker Alberto Antonini, is like stepping back in time a few centuries.
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Franco Allegrini La Grola 2015
Italy :: North East Italy Corvina, Rondinella, Sangiovese, Syrah/Shiraz
Body: d - Medium to Full
Drink now, but will keep
Our tasting note reads 'Massive! A monster but with fantastic depth'. We're quite keen.
Reverdito Barolo Castagni is brick red in color with a nose of cherry, raspberry, strawberry, mocha, leather and floral notes. It is full-bodied with bright acidity, lean tannins, and rich flavors of raspberries, cherries, anise, oak and spice.
Aromas of herb, pressed rose, ripe berry and a funky whiff of farm animal come together on this. The firm palate offers tart red cherry, chopped herb and a balsamic note alongside bracing tannins and bright acidity. An earthy, bitter note of game marks the finish.
The wine has a lovely and intense dark garnet color. It exudes aromas and flavors of black cherries, chocolate, coffee, and raisins, along with a note of almonds. Despite aformidable structure, the palate is velvety, spicy and elegant, with an extremely long and lingering finish.