February 27th 2018
2013 has produced some stunning Brunello di Montalcino. This week we will start to offer the new releases. Here’s a preview of what to expect and why the 2013s are such compelling buys in our opinion.
December 15th 2017
Founded in 1989 by Piero Palmucci, Poggio di Sotto has risen one of Montalcino’s benchmark estates and amongst the finest exponents of Brunello. Sold in 2012 to Maria Iris and Claudio Tipa, owners of the famous Grattamacco winery in Bolgheri, progressive investment has ensured that Poggio di Sotto remains the yardstick for traditional Brunello. With only 16 hectares under vine, production is incredibly small in comparison to many of its peers. As a result the wines produced are amongst the most sought after anywhere in Tuscany. When we visited the winery in September we captivated by the quality of the…
November 10th 2017
BRILLIANT BOOZE: Today’s Friday Fix boasts two real Italian gems which are bang on the money for drinking right now and big favourites with the team here. Try a case of each and enjoy a sizeable discount and free delivery* Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Sartarelli 2016 – click here to buy £144.00 / 12 bottles inc VAT £12.00 / bottle inc VAT (List price £156.00 / 12 bottles inc VAT) Hailing from the Marche region on Italy’s Adriatic coast, this popular recent addition to our drinking list is a big find for us. Sartarelli are making some of the finest…
October 24th 2017
These are exciting times at one of our favourite Chianti Classico growers, Riecine. A recent change in ownership and injection of investment, followed by the installment of a young and hugely talented winemaker in Alessandro Campatelli, have all played their part in helping Riecine become one of central Tuscany’s leading wineries.