• Chianti Colli Senesi DOCG 2018

      Chianti Colli Senesi DOCG 2018

      The Chianti Colli Senesi from Fattoria del Cerro is a dark, lively wine with beautiful fruit, minerality and leather aromas in the fragrance. Pleasantly round and balanced on the palate. A drinking wine with a certain claim. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2017 vintage received the following awards:

      • Bibenda:
      • Luca Maroni:91 points
      • Grape Varieties: 90% Sangiovese, 10% Canaiolo
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: large wooden barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 27,80 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,40 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,10 g/l
      • Sulfite: 76 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,59
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      6,45 €
    • Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG 2018

      Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG 2018

      Refreshing Vernaccia di San Gimignano with a beautiful varietal character. White peach, melon and flowers in the bouquet. Aromatic, delicious and clear in taste. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Grape Variety: 100% Vernaccia
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 18,60 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,30 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,70 g/l
      • Sulfite: 135 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,40
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021
      • Food Recommendations: Grilled Pulpo
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • "Cetamura" Chianti DOCG 2018

      “Cetamura” Chianti DOCG 2018

      Coltibuonos Cetamura first attracts attention with its rich ruby tint. In addition to aromas of ripe cherries and forest fruits there are hints of spices, the solid taste is delicious and hearty. A nice drinking pleasure for every day. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2017 vintage received the following awards:

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Grape Varieties: 80% Sangiovese, 10% Canaiolo, 10% Other
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 28,50 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,30 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,30 g/l
      • Sulfite: 92 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,58
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • "Perolla" Rosato Toscana IGT 2017

      “Perolla” Rosato Toscana IGT 2017

      Light pink colour and fresh scent of cherry, strawberry and raspberry. Fine and fruity in the mouth, but also with good structure and persistence - it combines the aromas and elegance of a white wine with the structure of a young red wine. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Grape Varieties: 65% Sangiovese, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 3 months Stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Acid: 5,45 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 2,80 g/l
      • Closure: plastic corks
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2020
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      7,35 €
    • "Cretum" Rosato di Toscana IGT 2017

      “Cretum” Rosato di Toscana IGT 2017

      The fresh Rosato, now in its second year of production, takes its name from the "Crete Senesi", a landscape created by erosion, not far from the winery. Pale pink with the scent of red grapefruit with red berries and spices on the palate and a light saltiness in the finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Some attractive melon and orange-peel character. Medium body, bright acidity and a clean finish." James Suckling

      • James Suckling:88 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2020
      • Food Recommendations: Sushi or white meat
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG 2018 (BIO)

      Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG 2018 (BIO)

      Excellent Vernaccia di San Gimignano with a wide scent of fruit and flowers. The well-structured taste carries sweet to mineral aromas and is wonderfully fresh and balanced, ending with a light grapefruit note. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2017 vintage received the following awards:

      • Vinibuoni:
      • Grape Variety: 100% Vernaccia
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: stainless steel tank
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 18,76 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,41 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,87 g/l
      • Sulfite: 91 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,5
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
      • Eco-Control No.: IT-BIO-006
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    • "Villa Chigi" Chianti DOCG 2017

      “Villa Chigi” Chianti DOCG 2017

      Fresh, very fruity Chianti with a lot of esprit and drinking flow. Smells of cherries and red currants, harmoniously round on the palate with lively acidity and well-dosed tannin. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Loads of dried red plums and cherry compote to this red, in addition to cloves and cedar. Medium to full body, round tannins and a fruit-driven finish." James Suckling

      • James Suckling:90 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: cement tank
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 28,00 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,46 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,00 g/l
      • Sulfite: 90 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,52
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • "Perolla" Rosso Toscana IGT 2016

      “Perolla” Rosso Toscana IGT 2016

      Deep ruby red. Fresh aromas of red berries, violets, lavender and some cedar wood. Bright and fresh, the first impression is followed by a certain creaminess with ripe red cherries and plum aromas, complemented by a subtle undergrowth nuance. In the finale juicy, clean and persistent. A wonderful food companion for every day. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Grape Varieties: 50% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Ciliegiolo, 10% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 3 months Stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Total Acid: 5,00 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 2,00 g/l
      • Closure: plastic corks
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2020
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • "Perolla" Vermentino Toscana IGT 2018

      “Perolla” Vermentino Toscana IGT 2018

      Light straw yellow with greenish reflections. In the bouquet some grapefruit, white flowers and freshly cut grass - the addition of a few percent Sauvignon Bianco gives in aromatic intensity and certain depth. A sparkling white wine, which ends cheerfully with a light citrus note, making it a perfect terrace wine - solo or with light, cold served antipasti. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2016 vintage received the following awards:

      • Wine Spectator :88 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Vermentino
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 3 months Stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Total Acid: 5,60 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,50 g/l
      • Closure: screw cap
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • "Moonlite" Bianco di Toscana IGT 2018

      “Moonlite” Bianco di Toscana IGT 2018

      Brilliantly light yellow cuvée of four white varieties that play very harmoniously together here. Feminine floral scent of peach blossom and fresh exotic fruits. On the palate medium weighty, with freshness and good consistency, soft fruit aromas in the finish. Drinking. SUPERIORE.DE

      "A straightforward white that shows limes, fresh grass and herbs. Fruity and round." James Suckling

      • James Suckling:89 points
      • Grape Varieties: 40% Chardonnay, 40% Vermentino, 20% Pinot Grigio
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 20,80 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,70 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 8,60 g/l
      • Sulfite: 135 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,80
      • Closure: screw cap
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021
      • Food Recommendations: Vitello Tonnato
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • "Barone Ricasoli" Chianti DOCG 2018

      “Barone Ricasoli” Chianti DOCG 2018

      Powerful ruby garnet, violet reflections and light edge. Correct, delicious, clear, fruity, juicy, spicy, original and yet modern. Beautiful dark berry fruit, delicate wood and herb spices and a hint of tobacco. This Chianti, named after the inventor of Chianti, is worth every cent of its purchase price. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2017 vintage received the following awards:

      • Jancis Robinson:15,5 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 6 months large wooden barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 27,81 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,49 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,18 g/l
      • ph-Value: 3,44
      • Closure: screw cap
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • Chianti Colli Senesi DOCG 2018

      Chianti Colli Senesi DOCG 2018

      Brilliant ruby red, inviting scent of red fruits. Clear and smooth on the palate. Very successful value. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Grape Varieties: 85% Sangiovese, 15% Canaiolo, Mammolo, Malvasia
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: Wooden barrel and barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: partial barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 29,25 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,45 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,65 g/l
      • Sulfite: 88 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,58
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    About the region
    Tuscany | Chianti
     

    The images that almost everyone thinks of when talking about Tuscany are always those from the heart of Tuscany, the Chianti region. Everyone thinks of the wonderful hilly landscape between Florence and Siena. This is actually today's Chianti Classico area. And - it is quite exactly the area that was defined by Cosimo III of the Medici already in 1716 as the geographical area of Chianti. At that time wine was named after the area in which it was produced. Over the centuries. Chianti as a wine more and more popular and known, which is why there were soon Chianti from all possible regions of Tuscany. In the beginning of the 20th century, even abroad, as Chianti style. So the wine producers got together and founded the first Consorzio to protect Chianti in 1924. Already at that time the black cock became the trademark. In 1932 the area, which was established in 1716, was officially designated the Chianti Classico wine-growing area. The "Gallo Nero" became the Chianti Classico brand.

    The regions outside the "Classico" area were divided into sub-regions: Colli Aretini, Colli Fiorentini, Colli Senesi, Colline Pisane, Montalbano, Rufina and in 1997 Montespertoli. Both Chianti and Chianti Classico received the DOCG award in 1984. The production regulations are different for the two DOCG regions. Not only the authorised vine varieties, but also yields and minimum alcohol levels differ considerably.

    The main grape varieties from which Chianti is produced are: Sangiovese at least 75%, Canaiolo Nero up to 10%, the two white grape varieties Trebbiano Toscano and Malvasia del Chianti up to 10% as well as other permitted red grape varieties up to a maximum of 15% respectively up to 20% for Chianti with subzone indication and/or the additional designation "Superiore". About 15,500 hectares are now cultivated in Chianti.

    Chianti Classico must now contain at least 80% Sangiovese, the remaining 20% are autochthonous red grape varieties such as Canaiolo, Ciliegiolo or Colorino, as well as the international Cabernet, Merlot and Syrah varieties. The white grape varieties are now forbidden. However, many producers have long since opted for pure Sangiovese. In addition to the "Annata", as the normal vintage Chianti Classico is called, there is the Riserva, which must be aged for 24 months and the new top wine: Chianti Classico Gran Selezione, whose grapes must come from its own vineyards, mainly single vineyards. The maturation period is fixed at at least 30 months. The Chianti Classico area covers 7,200 hectares. 96% of all producers have joined the rules of the Consorzio Chianti Classico.

    Chiantigiana. The most beautiful wine race track.

    The 70 km long, hilly, winding road connects Florence and Siena. It is one of the most beautiful wine roads in the world. And venue of numerous bicycle, motorcycle and vintage car races. Through the vineyards of Chianti. Greve, Panzano, Radda, all the famous wine villages are located on the Chiantigiana.

    Long before the Romans, the Etruscans cultivated wine here, making Chianti one of the oldest wine-growing regions in Europe. After the Romans, changing rulers followed. In the 11th century, the city states of Florence and Siena emerged, which fought for supremacy for centuries. Inextricably linked with Tuscan history is the Medici family, who have promoted art, science and viticulture to the highest degree. At the beginning of the 16th century Tuscany was finally united under their rule. Cosimo III introduced 150 grape varieties at the beginning of the 17th century, including Cabernet Sauvignon (Uva Francesca). After the extinction of the Medici, Tuscany was united with the Kingdom of Sardinia, and together they merged in 1861 into the new Kingdom of Italy.

    In the 19th century Baron Bettino Ricasoli defined the first rules for the production of Chianti. Even then with 75% Sangiovese and 15% Canaiolo. (The rest were various grape varieties in small quantities). This recipe was highly successful. This marked the beginning of the region's rapid rise to become a wine power - not only in Italy.

    The climate in the Chianti area is characterized by hot days and very cool nights, it is actually always windy, which makes morning dew dry quickly. The soils are Galestro, a Karkmergel and Alberese, a weathered sandstone. This can often be seen to the left and right of the road by the colour of the earth. Very clearly e.g. in Greve in Chianti, where the river of the same name forms the dividing line. You can even see it there in the old houses, which are much brighter on one side because they were built of Galestro stones. It must be worked even with renovations with the in each case lighter or darker stone.

    Although there are a variety of approved white wine grape varieties and some of these wines are quite successful, the proportion of white wines produced in the region is still minimal. Although Vernaccia di San Gimignano was the first Italian white wine DOC to be classified in 1966 and is located in the Chianti area. By the way, it was elevated to DOCG in 1993. SUPERIORE.DE

    Facts

    We have divided Tuscany into the five most popular wine regions for you: Chianti and Chianti Classico Bolgheri Maremma Montalcino Montepulciano. This allows you to choose from the wide range of products on offer in each region.

    Here you find the data of the whole region Tuscany:

    • Capital: Florence
    • Provinces: Arezzo, Florence, Grosseto, Livorno, Lucca, Massa-Carrara, Pisa, Pistoia, Prato, Siena, Florence
    • Vineyard: approx. 53,600 hectares
    • Annual production: 262 million litres (2016)

    Two thirds of the vineyards are classified as DOC (41) or DOCG (11).

    • of which red/rosé wine: 270 million litres
    • of which white wine: 34.5 million litres
    • Share of wine-growing in Italy: 6%.