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2013 Fontodi, Chianti Classico, Vigna del Sorbo Gran Selezione
VM97+RP96JR17.5
“The 2013 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigna del Sorbo possesses off-the-charts richness and textural intensity. Beams of tannin give the wine its shape, but they are nearly buried by the sheer depth of the fruit. Readers should expect a dark, virile Vigna del Sorbo that is likely to develop at a glacial pace. The 2013 was reticent last year and is even more so this year. (AG) 97+ “(1/2018)
97 Pts, Vinous

“A juicy Chianti Classico with dried fruit and cedar character. Full and chewy. Very long. Juicy finish. So structured. Pure Sangiovese from Fontodi's best vineyard and aged 24 months in wood. Serious. Better in 2020. One of the best ever wines from Vigna del Sorbo. “(7/2016)
96 Pts, James Suckling
6x75cl ⋅ In Bond£295 / Case£373.22 incl. Duty & VAT / Case
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2014 Fontodi, Chianti Classico, Vigna del Sorbo Gran Selezione
VM95+RP94
Fontodi resides in the heart of Chianti Classico, situated in the valley south of Panzano known as the "Conca d'Oro" or the "golden shell" due to its amphitheatre shape. The unique terroir combines high altitude, calcar clays/chist soil, abundant sunlight, and an exceptional micro-climate characterized by warm and dry conditions with significant day-to-night temperature variations.

Covering 130 hectares, Fontodi is a certified organic estate, with approximately 70 hectares dedicated to vine cultivation. The agricultural practices adhere to the principles of nature preservation and sustainability. Beyond the avoidance of chemical products, there is a deliberate effort to optimize the estate's internal resources, minimizing reliance on external inputs. By prioritizing environmental respect, Fontodi produces wines that are enhanced, purer, and a genuine expression of both the grape and the terroir.
Vigna del Sorbo vineyards have 55 year-old vines with south-west exposure

Fermentation and maceration takes place in stainless steel tanks with indigenous yeasts for at least 3 weeks.
Ageing follows in French oak barrels and casks for 24 months

“Exotic spice, pipe tobacco, dark-skinned berry, forest floor and a whiff of French oak all come together on this structured red. The elegant, full-bodied palate evokes Marasca cherry, black raspberry, liquorice and white pepper while vibrant acidity and firm, fine-grained tannins provide balance. It’s still young, with great energy and will benefit from more time in the bottle.” (3/2018)
*Top 100 Cellar Selections of 2018* 95 Pts, Wine Enthusiast

“I tasted this wine as a preview about eight months ago, and it has fleshed out considerably since then. The 2014 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigna del Sorbo impresses for the depth and the intensity of the fruit. The bouquet is shapely and round with dark cherry nuances, blackberry, grilled herb and sweet spice. You also get a lingering moment of strong firmness and power on the close. This wine does the vintage proud. “ (10/2017)
94 points Wine Advocate
6x75cl ⋅ In Bond£240 / Case£307.22 incl. Duty & VAT / Case
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2015 Mazzei, Chianti Classico, Fonterutoli Gran Selezione
VM93RP94
1x75cl ⋅ Duty Paid£41.20 / Bottle£34.34 excl. VAT / Bottle
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2016 Villa Antinori, Chianti Classico, Riserva
VM90RP92
6x75cl ⋅ Duty Paid£163.22 / Case£136.02 excl. VAT / Case
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2017 Mazzei, Chianti Classico, Fonterutoli Gran Selezione
VM92RP93
This is a special wine which embodies the soul of the Castello di Fonterutoli estate.
Produced from the best parcels of Sangiovese vines which are between 25 and 30 years of age, located at an altitude of 470m above sea level in the Castellina commune in the heart of Chianti.
The 2017 vintage is considered a classic one, where achieving good results involved employing a customized approach for each parcel to navigate the varying conditions.
1x75cl ⋅ Duty Paid£30.20 / Bottle£25.17 excl. VAT / Bottle
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2017 Mazzei, Chianti Classico, Fonterutoli Gran Selezione
VM92RP93
This is a special wine which embodies the soul of the Castello di Fonterutoli estate.
Produced from the best parcels of Sangiovese vines which are between 25 and 30 years of age, located at an altitude of 470m above sea level in the Castellina commune in the heart of Chianti.
The 2017 vintage is considered a classic one, where achieving good results involved employing a customized approach for each parcel to navigate the varying conditions.
6x75cl ⋅ In Bond£135 / Case£181.22 incl. Duty & VAT / Case
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2018 Castello Fonterutoli (Mazzei), Chianti Classico, Vicoregio 36 Gran Selezione
The “Avantgarde” Sangiovese…

The focus on Sangiovese research at Castello di Fonterutoli is epitomized by an experimental vineyard situated in optimal conditions for Sangiovese cultivation. This vineyard comprises 36 distinct clones of Sangiovese, incorporating 18 massal selections sourced from their aged vineyards. A cutting edge agronomical project which aims to craft an exemplary Chianti Classico Gran Selezione!

18 months in French oak barrels (500 lt, 50% new)

This wine has the signature intensity and depth of colour; the aromas and flavours are strong and bright, revealing an elegant complexity.

Food pairing: Spiced roast meats, stewed game, aged cheeses, mushrooms and truffles

97 Pts, Decanter World Wine Awards
94 Pts, James Suckling
1x75cl ⋅ Duty Paid£43.92 / Bottle£36.60 excl. VAT / Bottle
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2018 Ipsus, Caggio, Chianti Classico
IPSUS is born from the perfect combination of a land ideal for growing Sangiovese vines and the passion of a family dedicated to the art of winemaking since 1435. IPSUS has a distinguished power which represents its own unique terroir; Il Caggio...

The 2018 vintage is characterized by creating a wine of great elegance and finesse. The wonderful Il Caggio vineyards produced Sangiovese of impressive structure and ethereal aromatic qualities. Outstanding.

Category: Gran Slelezione
Grape variety: 100% Sangiovese
Geographical area: Chianti Classico
Place: Il Caggio - Castellina
Size: 6.5 hectare enclave
Soil: Clay schist mixed with calcareous marl & Alberese rock fragments.
Vines: Selected Sangiovese clones deriving from half a century of research.
-4 exclusive Mazzei massal selection

16 Micro-vinification
Fermentation: Spontaneous in steel vats, with no added yeast. 10 days with no temperature control
Maceration: 21 days with submerged ca
3x75cl ⋅ In Bond£815 / Case£987.61 incl. Duty & VAT / Case
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2018 Mazzei, Castello di Fonterutoli Badiola Gran Selezione, Chianti Classico
Originating from the vineyards that surround the small Romanesque parish known as "Badiòla" in the Radda in Chianti region, this Chianti Classico Gran Selezione hails from some of the highest-altitude vineyards in the Chianti Classico area, enjoying a particularly cool climate.

Grape varieties: 100% Sangiovese
Altitude: 570 m above sea level
Ageing: 16 months in French oak barrels (30% new)
Ageing potential: Over 20 years

This is a wine of elegance and freshness, abundant aromas and flavours of wild berries and red fruits.Food pairing: Pot roasts, game, mushrooms and seasoned cheese.

94 Pts, James Suckling
93 Pts, Decanter World Wine Awards
1x75cl ⋅ Duty Paid£55.21 / Bottle£46.01 excl. VAT / Bottle
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2018 Mazzei, Chianti Classico, Fonterutoli
The Mazzei family leads the legacy of their 24-generation know-how at Castello di Fonterutoli, one of the most important institutions of Chianti Classico and Tuscany, with an outstanding history and a bright future ahead.
Blend: 90% Sangiovese, 5% Malvasia Nera, 5% Colorino
Elegant and very balanced. Aromas of berries, with pleasant spicy notes. Lovely soft and intensity on the palate.
Great with game, grilled red or white meats and stews. Also excellent grilled or roasted vegetables.
1x75cl ⋅ Duty Paid£21.60 / Bottle£18 excl. VAT / Bottle
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2018 Mazzei, Chianti Classico, Fonterutoli
The Mazzei family leads the legacy of their 24-generation know-how at Castello di Fonterutoli, one of the most important institutions of Chianti Classico and Tuscany, with an outstanding history and a bright future ahead.
Blend: 90% Sangiovese, 5% Malvasia Nera, 5% Colorino
Elegant and very balanced. Aromas of berries, with pleasant spicy notes. Lovely soft and intensity on the palate.
Great with game, grilled red or white meats and stews. Also excellent grilled or roasted vegetables.
6x75cl ⋅ In Bond£95 / Case£133.22 incl. Duty & VAT / Case
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2018 Mazzei, Chianti Classico, Ser Lapo Riserva
Named after the Mazzei’s notable ancestor, Ser Lapo, the “Father of Chianti Classico” who first officially documented “Chianti wine” on December 16th, 1398 in a bill of sale for 6 barrels of wine.
Crafted from 90% Sangiovese and 10% Merlot, obtained from vines aged between 15 to 30 years on two plots between 250 and 350 m above sea level.
This vibrant and well-structured wine reveals aromas and flavours of black cherry, blackberry, along with subtle smoke and earth.
Pleasingly complex, it possesses the potential to age gracefully for a decade
1x75cl ⋅ Duty Paid£22.80 / Bottle£19 excl. VAT / Bottle
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2019 Fontodi, Chianti Classico, Vigna del Sorbo Gran Selezione
Fontodi is a certified organic estate located in the heart of Chianti Classico in the valley which lies south of the town of Panzano.
Gran Selezione is the highest Chianti Classico classification, Introduced in 2014, and stipulates a minimum of 30 months’ ageing, 
Grapes are 100% Sangiovese from 40 years old vines with south-west exposure.
“Complex aromas of dried flowers, orange peel and white pepper, together with lots of cherries. Full-bodied, but linear and very fine in the center-palate, with a linear flow of citrusy acidity. From organically grown grapes. This will age beautifully, but it’s already impressive to taste.”
95 pts James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, August 2022
 
1x75cl ⋅ Duty Paid£78.00 / Bottle£65 excl. VAT / Bottle
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2019 Mazzei, Chianti Classico, Fonterutoli
The Mazzei family leads the legacy of their 24-generation know-how at Castello di Fonterutoli, one of the most important institutions of Chianti Classico and Tuscany, with an outstanding history and a bright future ahead.
This Chianti Classico comes from separate vinification of different vineyard parcels, which spread across a unique range of soil and climate types, mainly limestone and marl, at an altitude from 220 to 570 metres above sea level in the heart of the Chianti Classico area.
It is the flagship and the "Best Seller" of the company - a benchmark for the whole category.
Blend: 90% Sangiovese, 5% Malvasia Nera, 5% Colorino
Vineyards age: 15 - 35 years
Harvest: Hand-picked fermented at 26 - 28° then aged for 12 months in French oak barrels.
Decanter World Wine Awards 2019: Decanter Gold Medal 96 pts
"Unctuous Chianti Classico with black cherry and dark chocolate aromas and flavours.
Medium-full bodied with round tannins and a delicious finish. Pl
1x75cl ⋅ Duty Paid£21.60 / Bottle£18 excl. VAT / Bottle
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2018 Mazzei, Chianti Classico, Ser Lapo Riserva 6x75cl ⋅ In Bond£110 / Case£151.22 incl. Duty & VAT / Case
2016 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigna del Sorbo Fontodi
VM97+
6x75cl ⋅ In Bond£390 / Case£487.22 incl. Duty & VAT / Case
2016 Mazzei, Chianti Classico, Fonterutoli
The Mazzei family leads the legacy of their 24-generation know-how at Castello di Fonterutoli, one of the most important institutions of Chianti Classico and Tuscany, with an outstanding history and a bright future ahead.

This Chianti Classico comes from separate vinification of different vineyard parcels, which spread across a unique range of soil and climate types, mainly limestone and marl, at an altitude from 220 to 570 metres above sea level in the heart of the Chianti Classico area.
The wine is the "Best Seller" of the company - a benchmark for the whole category.

Blend: 90% Sangiovese, 5% Malvasia Nera, 5% Colorino
Vineyards age: 15 - 35 years
Harvest: Hand-picked fermented at 26 - 28° then aged for 12 months in French oak barrels.
Elegant and very balanced. Aromas of berries, with pleasant spicy notes. Lovely soft and intensity on the palate.
Great with game, grilled red or white meats and stews. Also excellent grilled or roasted vegetables.
1x75cl ⋅ Duty Paid£22.50 / Bottle£18.75 excl. VAT / Bottle
2016 Villa Antinori, Chianti Classico, Riserva
VM90RP92
1x75cl ⋅ Duty Paid£27.20 / Bottle£22.67 excl. VAT / Bottle
2016 Villa Antinori, Chianti Classico, Riserva
VM90RP92
6x75cl ⋅ In Bond£120 / Case£163.22 incl. Duty & VAT / Case
2017 Carpineto, Chianti Classico, Riserva
Located between Florence and Siena, the Chianti Classico region is the sole producer of this wine. Aged in oak barrels for a minimum of 1 year, giving the wine a wonderful complexity and richness, it is then transferred back into steel tanks before being added to the bottle. Flavours of vanilla and raspberry here with a definite silkiness on the round, full palate. This would be delicious served alongside a joint of beef.
1x75cl ⋅ Duty Paid£28.50 / Bottle£23.75 excl. VAT / Bottle