Tuscany & Abruzzo, Italy - Value 7 Pack ~ Bonus Free Bottle
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Tuscany & Abruzzo, Italy - Value 7 Pack ~ Bonus Free Bottle
Tuscany & Abruzzo, Italy - Value 7 Pack ~ Bonus Free Bottle
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Tuscany & Abruzzo, Italy - Value 7 Pack ~ Bonus Free Bottle

Tuscany & Abruzzo, Italy - Value 7 Pack ~ Bonus Free Bottle

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Adventure with our Tuscany & Abruzzo 7 Pack Value – complemented by a bonus free bottle. This carefully curated selection brings the essence of Tuscany and Abruzzo wines. From the iconic vineyards of Tuscany to the hidden gems of Abruzzo, each bottle encapsulates the essence of these Italian regions. Enjoy the convenience of a 7-pack ensemble that promises an authentic taste adventure. Cheers to an exploration of Italian terroir and the excitement that comes with every sip!

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1 x Collosorbo 'Rosso di Montalcino' Sangiovese 2019 - Tuscany, Italy

93/100 James Suckling (2016 Vintage)
90/100 Robert Parker ~ Wine Advocate (2016 Vintage)

Montepulciano d’Abruzzo

James Suckling "Offers more concentration on the nose with mostly notes of blackberry pie, plum cake and even some Christmas pudding. On the palate, the fruit is melded beautifully with chewy yet tight tannins and taut acidity. Great stuff for what it is." (2016 Vintage)

Robert Parker "The 2016 Rosso di Montalcino opens to a bright ruby colour with purple highlights. The wine is youthful and bright in personality with a full load of plump cherry and ripe blackberry. You also get hints of spice, crushed mineral and balsam herb to round off the bouquet. The mouthfeel is rich, generous and nicely structured. This is an excellent value buy (55,000 bottles were made).” (2016 Vintage)

The Winemaker "A traditional, fresh velvety wine, Rosso di Montalcino comes from the Estate’s best vineyards, the same that produce Brunello. It is made from 100% Sangiovese with persistent, fruity aromas and considerable structure. This is a very versatile wine suitable for average periods of aging." (2016 Vintage)

The Tenuti di Collosorbo has been owned by the Ciacci family since 1850. The first bottle of Brunello di Montalcino was made in 1966 by Giuseppe Ciacci, a progenitor of the first of the three generations of this winery. Now Giovanna Ciacci and her daughters, oenologist Laura and agronomist, Lucia Sutera Sardo, operate the vineyard and winery, assisted by esteemed oenologist Paolo Caciorgna and cellar master, Daniele Guidotti, who has been in charge of the Tenuta's winery for more than twenty years and is considered one of the family.

The region of Rosso di Montalcino is found in the same defined area as its bigger brother, the Brunello di Montalcino DOCG. Both are situated in the heart of Tuscany, in central Italy. This DOC was created in 1984 in order to make the most of the fruit from younger vines of new plantings. The idea was to create a fresher style of wine that needed considerably less ageing time (one year with only six months in oak) than its sibling.

Sangiovese (or Nielluccio in Corsica), a dark-berried vine, is the most widely planted grape variety in Italy. Virtually synonymous with the red wines of Tuscany, and all the romanticism that goes with the territory, Sangiovese is the core constituent in some of the great names in Italian wine. Italy's love affair with Sangiovese – and indeed the world's – is generations old, though recent grapevine research suggests the variety is not as ancient as once thought.

1 x Tenuta Di Biserno Insoglio Del Cinghiale IGT 2020 - Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy

93/100 James Suckling
93/100 Falstaff
91/100 Wine Spectator
90/100 Robert Parker
90/100 Vinuos
93/100 James Suckling (2019 vintage)
93/100 Wine & Spirit
92/100 Falstaff (2019 vintage)
91/100 Robert Parker (2019 vintage)
91/100 Wine Enthusiast (2019 vintage)
90/100 Wine Spectator (2019 vintage)

Super Tuscan

James Suckling "Aromas of currants and ash with some dry earth and fresh herbs. Lavender, too. Medium body. Creamy tannins. Crisp and crunchy finish. Syrah, merlot, cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc and petit verdot."

Falstaff "Rich and bright ruby red. In the nose of ripe berries and plums, hint of spice in the aftertaste. Salty on palate, with a fine acid spectrum and well-integrated tannin, harmonious and elegant, long final."

Wine Spectator "Bright, offering blackberry, raspberry, bacon and black pepper flavors. Firm and balanced, with a chalky feel on the finish."

Robert Parker "The entry-level Tenuta di Biserno 2020 Insoglio del Cinghiale is rounded and soft with ripe fruit and sweet cherry flavors. This blend of Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot has background notes of spice and baked biscuit. There is a milky tone as well that recalls the hot growing season."

Superior "... A wine with a strong personality from Antinori's noble forge Tenuta di Biserno. Fresh scent cherries, dense, robust taste with a good structure and length. The tannis are strong, but by no means aggresive."

James Suckling "..Lovely depth of fruit....It’s wonderfully polished and rich with smooth, velvety tannins. A medium-to-full-bodied red with layers of blackberries, blueberries, sandalwood, dried geranium and licorice.” (2019 vintage)

Wine & Spirit "Bold flavors of dark plum and blackberry surge through a smooth, velvety texture in this dynamic and finely knit wine. Dark spice notes enliven the rich fruit as the wine gains layers of fennel and tobacco. Delicious now, the wine has plenty of verve to improve over the next several years."

Robet Parker "...This wine is all about primary fruit intensity, and if fruity freshness is what you're looking for, you get it here in spades.....From the Campo di Sasso vineyard in Bibbona (the village adjacent to Bolgheri along the Tuscan coast), the Tenuta di Biserno 2019 Insoglio del Cinghiale is an easy blend of Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. It opens to a bright ruby color and offers dried raspberry, cherry and wild plum. ” (2019 vintage)

Kerin O'Keefe, Wine Enthusiast "..It's medium-bodied and smooth, featuring blueberry, blackberry, and star anise alongside polished tannins....A blend of Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Petit Verdot, this lithe red has aromas of cassis, blue flower, and oak-driven spice.” (2019 vintage)

Wine Spectator "Bright cherry, raspberry and floral flavors mark this succulent red. It's lively and firm, finishing with a hint of wild scrub and black pepper. Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot." (2019 vintage)

Insoglio del Cinghiale is Biserno's flagship wine. It is a blend of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Petit Verdot and is only made in the very best vintages.

Lutz Heimrich "(Founder of Tenuta Di Biserno), Lodovico Antinori is one of the founders of the meteoric rise of Bolgheri wines in the Maremma. He recognized the potential of this region on the hills along the coast of Tuscany at the Tyrrhenian Sea."

Tenuta di Biserno is a renouned Italian wine producer, located on the borders of Bolgheri in Tuscany. The Estate is a collaboration between Marchese Lodovico Antinori, creator of Italian legends Ornellaia and Masseto, his brother Marchese Piero Antinori, President of acclaimed Antinori Wines, and legendary oenologist, Michel Rolland. Tenuta di Biserno produces a collection of Super Tuscan wines under the IGT Toscana designation.

Bolgheri is a relatively young yet prestigious Italian appellation in Tuscany that producers many impressive Super Tuscan red wines. Bolgheri is located in the Maremma on the Tuscan coast. It is known mainly for deeply coloured, supple yet ageworthy red wines, usually based on the Bordeaux grape varieties. The winemaking region features sloping coastal vineyards close to the Tyrrhenian Sea.

As recently as the 1970s, the area had little reputation for wine production in contrast to the prime Tuscan vineyards further up in the hills. Then, in 1978, in an infamous blind tasting arranged by Decanter Magazine, the 1972 vintage of a largely unknown wine called Sassicaia, beat a number of top Bordeaux wines. This put Bolgheri on the map and contributed to the regions now international fame.

Tuscany is Italy's third most planted region (behind Sicily and Apulia) but it is eighth in terms of output, reflecting both the poor soil of Tuscany and deliberate efforts to limit yields and increase the quality in the wine. After Piedmont and the Veneto, Tuscany produces the third-highest volume of DOC/DOCG wines. More than 80% of the regions' production is in red wine, with the Sangiovese grape being Tuscany's' most prominent grape. Trebbiano is the leading white variety of the region.

The history of viticulture in Tuscany dates back to the Etruscans in the 8th century BC. From the fall of the Roman Empire and throughout the Middle Ages, monasteries were the main purveyors of wines in the region. As the aristocratic and merchant classes emerged, they inherited the share-cropping system of agriculture known as mezzadria. Many Tuscan landowners would turn their half of the grape harvest into wine that would be sold to merchants in Florence. Following the end of the Napoleonic Wars, Tuscany returned to the rule of the Habsburgs. Chianti, Chianti Classico, Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Super Tuscan are Tuscany’s best known wines.

Super Tuscan refers to a style of red wine that originated in Tuscany, Italy, in the early 1970s. Many examples come from the region of Maremma, on the Tyrrhenian Sea coast in the southwest of Tuscany. The earliest Super Tuscan wines were high quality red wines made by noble winemaking families that did not fit into the Italian Denominazione di Origine Controllata (DOC) classification system because they used grapes not allowed by the rules of the DOCs in the region.

Super Tuscan wines vary in style, but the influence of Bordeaux is apparent in their use of new oak barrels and French grapes like cabernet sauvignon and merlot in addition to sangiovese, the classic grape of Tuscany. The best Super Tuscans are rich and full-bodied, with well-integrated tannins and spice from oak, and can age for decades.

1 x Tor del Colle Riserva 2019 ~ Montepulciano d' Abruzzo, Italy

Bronze - International Wine Challenge (2007 vintage)
Silver - Vinalies Internationales (2006 vintage)

The Winemaker "Dry and herbaceous on the palate. Full-bodied and balanced. Intense, vinous bouquet with an immediate cherry flavor changing to notes of blackberries and licorice."

Tor del Colle is produced by the family-owned winery Casa Vinicola Botter, founded in 1928.

Montepulciano d’Abruzzo is one of Italy's most famous wines. This classic, well-rounded, plum-scented Italian red is made from Montepulciano grapes grown in the Abruzzo region, on Italy's Adriatic coast.

Riserva a Montepulciano d'Abruzzo wine must spend at least three years aging (at least six months of which must be in oak) before being released to the market. These wines have the ability to age exceptionally well.

1 x Crono Chianti Riserva 2016 - Tuscany, Italy

Domenico Portfido ~ The Apulian Man "A sophisticated Chianti, of great length and finesse to the palate, able to excite like few others thanks to the close link with a unique terroir.....aged in French oak barrels and in new barriques that help the wine to express itself harmoniously with warmth and elegance."

The Winemaker “Vibrant red wine. Intensely vinous bouquet. Harmonious, warm, persistent and rightly tannic flavour. Aged in barrels for at least 12 months; part of the wine is then stored in new Allier and Cher barriques for a further 3 months. Particularly suitable for roast and grilled meats,"

Botter is one of Italy's largest, family-owned wineries and has been producing and exporting wines for almost a century. Today one in every 35 bottles of Italian wine exported is produced by Botter which is managed by the family's third generation of vignerons. Botter is committed to organic and sustainable winemaking practices at many of its vineyards which are located in Puglia, Veneto and Friuli. The winery has won over 100 top international awards for its wines, most notably the gold medal Vinalies Internationales 2014, China Wine & Spirits Awards 2013, Concurs Mondial de Bruxelles 2010, Berliner wine Trophy 2013 and Mundus Vini 2013.

Tuscany is Italy's third most planted region (behind Sicily and Apulia) but it is eighth in terms of output, reflecting both the poor soil of Tuscany and deliberate efforts to limit yields and increase the quality in the wine. After Piedmont and the Veneto, Tuscany produces the third-highest volume of DOC/DOCG wines. More than 80% of the regions' production is in red wine, with the Sangiovese grape being Tuscany's' most prominent grape. Trebbiano is the leading white variety of the region.

The history of viticulture in Tuscany dates back to the Etruscans in the 8th century BC. From the fall of the Roman Empire and throughout the Middle Ages, monasteries were the main purveyors of wines in the region. As the aristocratic and merchant classes emerged, they inherited the share-cropping system of agriculture known as mezzadria. Many Tuscan landowners would turn their half of the grape harvest into wine that would be sold to merchants in Florence. Following the end of the Napoleonic Wars, Tuscany returned to the rule of the Habsburgs. Chianti, Chianti Classico, Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Super Tuscan are Tuscany’s best known wines.

The Chianti region is located in Tuscany, that romantic area of central Italy known for its sweeping landscapes, burning hot sun and its wealth of art and food history. Like most other wines made in the Old World, Chianti derives its name not from the grape used to make the wine, which is Sangiovese, but from the region where it is made.

For a Chianti to be a Chianti, it must be produced in the Chianti region and be made from at least 80% Sangiovese grapes. While most Chiantis are 100% Sangiovese, some winemakers in the region like to blend the Sangiovese with a little Cabernet, Merlot or Syrah to soften the finished wine.
Grapes: Sangiovese and Merlot

2 x Illuminati - Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Riserva 'Zanna' 2015 ~ Abruzzo, Italy

90/100 Wine Enthusiast
94/100 Ian Dagata - Vinous Media (2010 Vintage)
92/100 Wine & Spirits (2010 Vintage)
92/100 Wine Review Online (2010 Vintage)
90/100 Wine Spectator (2010 Vintage)

Commended International Wine Challenge

100% Montepulciano

Wine Enthusiast “Aromas of crushed herbs and spiced cherry show a pleasing depth on the nose. Medium in weight, the palate brings juicy red cherry, tobacco and earth, with slightly sandy tannins rising up on the finish. Sourced from a single vineyard in the Colline Teramane DOCG, it shows very good vibrancy and concentration.”

Wine Spectator - "Elegant and well-spiced, with a finely meshed range of black raspberry, licorice string, grilled herb and black olive flavors structured by velvety tannins. Medium- to full-bodied, with a sweet, lasting hint of fig bread on the finish." (2010 Vintage)

Ian Dagata - Vinous - "Multilayered, deep and complex, Zanna is always one of Abruzzo's most refined Montepulcianos....Deep ruby. Ripe but fresh red cherry and spice aromas are complemented by refined notes of lead pencil and coffee. Very suave on the palate too, with brightly focused red cherry, flint and herb flavors that carry through a very long aftertaste." (2010 Vintage)

Wine & Spirits - "The 45-year-old vines at the Zanna Vineyard provides the fruit for this Riserva, aged in Slavonian oak for two years. It’s supple and concentrated, packed with black fruit that slowly yields hints of strawberries, red berries and licorice. The tannins remain smoky and as black as carbon, the finish clean and vast." (2010 Vintage)

Wine Reviews - "The flagship Zanna is produced only in the best vintages. Besides coming from old vines (45 years average age) of a single vineyard called Zanna, the wine ages for four years at the winery compared to only one year for the Riparossa. The 2010 Zanna has pronounced aromas of blackberry, spice and flowers, with mineral notes joining those impressions on the palate. It is full-bodied with impressively rich and smooth texture and soft tannins. For a wine so laden with fruitiness, it has beautiful complexity and holds your interest as only great wines can. (2010 Vintage)

Montepulciano Riserva 'Zanna' is the winery's flagship wine, a 3 Bicchieri Award winner for years in a row. Produced only in the best vintages, Zanna is made with a selection of grapes from old vines (45 years old on average) from a single vineyard, pergola-trained with monitored low production through green harvest.

Zanna is intense ruby red in color, turning garnet with time. There are hints of blackberry, berry fruits, and dried flowers on the nose. On the palate the wine has great texture and soft tannins, with an elegant and long finish. It will pair perfectly with red meat, game, truffles, and aged cheeses, particularly gorgonzola.

The Zanna vineyard, from which this wine takes its name, is located 287 metres a.s.l. in the Municipality of Controguerra, along the hills to the right of the Tronto river that gradually decline towards the Adriatic sea, with a gentle climate characterized by natural fresh ventilation.

The Zanna vineyard was one of the first vineyards to be planted by the Company and is provided with a pergola trellis system with approximately 1,100 stocks per hectare.

Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Colline Teramane is the jewel in the crown of central Italy's Abruzzo region – a fact confirmed by its promotion to DOCG status in 2003. Its name (Colline Teramane) means hills of Teramo, and it is thanks to this prime hilly site with outstanding growing conditions that the Montepulciano d’Abruzzo gem can shine.

This territory in the province of Teramo, with its special microclimate and good soil structure, is located between the high peaks of the Gran Sasso National Park and the Adriatic coast. Local wine growers demonstrate passion, professionalism and respect for the Colline Teramane terroir, as well as treating the Montepulciano d’Abruzzo grape gently by cropping it at reasonably low levels so the vines can bear first-class fruit.

The wines require a minimum of 90% Montepulciano and a maximum of 10% Sangiovese. At least two years of ageing is required, with at least one year in oak barrels and at least six months in bottle before release. Those under the Riserva label must have spent a minimum of three years maturing. The result is a unique wine with distinct organoleptic sensations; it is often notable for its muscular and earthy character, robust but at the same time offering an elegant and velvet-smooth texture. Like a Vosne-Romanee, this wine can be described as ‘an iron hand in a velvet glove’. It is an expressive red delivering an intense purity of fruit, abundant in fresh dark cherries and black plums, with hints of spice and smoke evident from the time in oak. It comes into its element when paired with food.