• "Pianvecchio" Bianco Toscana IGT 2020

      “Pianvecchio” Bianco Toscana IGT 2020

      "1,500 bottles and a destination yet to be determined - maybe it will be a wine just for friends." Thank you, dear Sean, for letting us be one of your friends!

      Exciting, balsamic, white cuvée of Vermentino, Trebbiano and Malvasia - with a handful of Traminer and Riesling. Reductive in the nose at first, then dark yellow fruits, some smoke. In the mouth, very direct, straightforward and grippingly mineral, with crisp acidity, citrus zest and a fine-juicy yellow fruit. It lingers for a long time in the drink and, with its race and alpine freshness, makes you forget for a moment that this unadorned and very concise white comes from Tuscany. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Grape Variety: Vermentino, Malvasia, Trebbiano, Riesling and Gewürztraminer
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 6 months stainless steel/tonneaux
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 21,55 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,40 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,15 g/l
      • Sulfite: 88 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,26
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      29540120 · 0,75 l · 26,00 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

      19,50 €
    • "Carleone" Chianti Classico DOCG 2018

      “Carleone” Chianti Classico DOCG 2018

      Sparkling ruby with a pronounced garnet shimmer. Very inviting aroma of cherries and delicate meadow herbs, with a nutty touch. Medium-bodied on the palate, again wonderfully juicy fruit, cool, mineral style, very finely structured and balanced, with lively animo, lingers quite long and makes you want to drink the next glass. Perfect companion to Italian dishes. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Just mid ruby. Lifted, sweetly spiced raspberry nose with hints of black pepper and malt. Gentle raspberry fruit with a nervy tangy vein. There is a sense of richness and intensity but without being heavy. Explosive juiciness. Coating tannins build a perfect unity with the masses of raspberry fruit on the finish." Jancis Robinson

      "Plenty of fresh berries, cherries and some plums. Medium-bodied with round tannins and a tangy, orange-peel aftertaste. Lovely intensity and brightness with hints of sandalwood and cherries." James Suckling

      "Sean O'Callaghan is a passionate, obsessed and intensely faithful producer of Sangiovese. He sees the same potential in it as in Nebbiolo or Pinot Noir, and this Chianti Classico is as exquisite as the top wines made from those other noble grapes. Intriguing perfume, both elegant and spicy. The flavours, though pure and brilliant, are somewhat overshadowed by the structure and texture. It is so seamless, with such expert tailoring that it glides, soars even, over the palate. Very fine." Decanter

      "The 2018 Chianti Classico is full of character. A dollop (10%) of whole clusters add striking aromatic presence to the Sangiovese fruit. Deceptive in its mid-weight style, the Classico delivers tons of punchiness and flavor intensity, with the structure to develop beautifully in bottle for many years to come. The 2018 spent a whopping two months on the skins and was aged for 18 months in stainless steel and cement." Vinous

      • Vinous:90 points
      • James Suckling:93 points
      • Decanter :96 points
      • Jancis Robinson:17,5 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: cement tank
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,80 % vol
      • Total Extract: 28,79 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 6,15 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,70 g/l
      • Sulfite: 64 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,48
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2027
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      29542118 · 0,75 l · 26,00 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      19,50 €
    • "Due" Rosso Toscana IGT 2015

      “Due” Rosso Toscana IGT 2015

      Amarena cherries and floral aromas dominate in this very Tuscan cuvée with a French touch, quite typical for Sangiovese. With a little air, dark berry aromas develop, such as blackberries and blackcurrants. Then delicately spicy herbs, which can also be found on the palate. The juicy fruit dominates in the quite powerful appearance, framed by silky tannin structure, which will become even more refined with a little cellar maturity. Long finish with animating fruit-acid play. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Dried roses, cedar and cherries on the nose. Medium body, firm and silky tannins and a delicious finish. Succulent and juicy." James Suckling

      "The 2015 Due is a blend of 95% Sangiovese and 5% Merlot. Darker tonalities of fruit, a bit more body and broader tannins are some of the signatures. Macerated cherry, spice, leather, tobacco, menthol and dried herbs all build in this beautifully layered, super-expressive wine. All the elements fall into place so well." Vinous

      "The Tenuta di Carleone 2015 Due sees extended skin maceration and some whole-cluster fruit during fermentation. This gives the wine a touch of stems with the structure and tart flavors associated with this process. Compared to the Uno (from the 2017 vintage), Due reveals a slightly darker color saturation with more sepia and garnet. The bouquet shows dark currant, wild plum and rose, and you also get lifted hints of grilled rosemary and tilled earth. Due sits on the palate with a slightly heavier center of gravity, but the wine remains fleeting and delicate just like the others in this highly recommended collection." Robert Parker

      • Bibenda:
      • Robert Parker:94 points
      • Vinous:94 points
      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Grape Varieties: 95% Sangiovese, 5% Merlot
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: cement tank
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Residual Sugar: 1,6 g/l
      • ph-Value: 3,75
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2028+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      29542415 · 0,75 l · 38,53 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

      28,90 €
    • "Carleone" Chianti Classico DOCG 2018 <br>MAGNUM

      “Carleone” Chianti Classico DOCG 2018 · MAGNUM

      Sparkling ruby with a pronounced garnet shimmer. Very inviting aroma of cherries and delicate meadow herbs, with a nutty touch. Medium-bodied on the palate, again wonderfully juicy fruit, cool, mineral style, very finely structured and balanced, with lively animo, lingers quite long and makes you want to drink the next glass. Perfect companion to Italian dishes. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Just mid ruby. Lifted, sweetly spiced raspberry nose with hints of black pepper and malt. Gentle raspberry fruit with a nervy tangy vein. There is a sense of richness and intensity but without being heavy. Explosive juiciness. Coating tannins build a perfect unity with the masses of raspberry fruit on the finish." Jancis Robinson

      "Plenty of fresh berries, cherries and some plums. Medium-bodied with round tannins and a tangy, orange-peel aftertaste. Lovely intensity and brightness with hints of sandalwood and cherries." James Suckling

      "Sean O'Callaghan is a passionate, obsessed and intensely faithful producer of Sangiovese. He sees the same potential in it as in Nebbiolo or Pinot Noir, and this Chianti Classico is as exquisite as the top wines made from those other noble grapes. Intriguing perfume, both elegant and spicy. The flavours, though pure and brilliant, are somewhat overshadowed by the structure and texture. It is so seamless, with such expert tailoring that it glides, soars even, over the palate. Very fine." Decanter

      "The 2018 Chianti Classico is full of character. A dollop (10%) of whole clusters add striking aromatic presence to the Sangiovese fruit. Deceptive in its mid-weight style, the Classico delivers tons of punchiness and flavor intensity, with the structure to develop beautifully in bottle for many years to come. The 2018 spent a whopping two months on the skins and was aged for 18 months in stainless steel and cement." Vinous

      • Vinous:90 points
      • James Suckling:93 points
      • Decanter :96 points
      • Jancis Robinson:17,5 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: cement tank
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,80 % vol
      • Total Extract: 28,79 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 6,15 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,70 g/l
      • Sulfite: 64 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,48
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2029+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      29542218 · 1,5 l · 29,27 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

      43,90 €
    • "Uno" Rosso Toscana IGT 2018 <br>MAGNUM

      “Uno” Rosso Toscana IGT 2018 · MAGNUM

      This wine is the essence of Sangiovese from the Radda commune and the result of the rigorous selection of Sangiovese grapes from the estate's best sites. An elegant, terroir-driven red that is (in Sean's words) "made the way we like it.

      Bright shining ruby garnet. Attractive, precisely marked nose with distinct notes of raspberry, some pomegranate. Fine fruit, freshness and a good acid structure on the nose, also shows a distinctive tannin, which withdraws characterfully after minutes of further aeration. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Very perfumed with cherries, flowers and fresh spices on the nose. Medium-bodied with very fine tannins and a long finish. Refined, pretty sangiovese. Very pure and lovely to drink now." James Suckling

      "The 2018 Uno presents a dark, virile expression of Sangiovese from Radda. A wine of muscle and tannic heft, Uno offers up sweet dark cherry, leather, dried flowers and herbs, all in a virile, potent style that is hugely appealing. Like all of Sean O'Callaghan's wines, Uno delivers tons of character and personality." Vinous

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Vinous:92 points
      • James Suckling:94 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: cement tank
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,80 % vol
      • Total Extract: 28,65 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 6,15 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,24 g/l
      • Sulfite: 62 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,52
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2034+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      29542918 · 1,5 l · 66,33 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping2 units available

      99,50 €
    • "Il Guercio" Rosso Toscana IGT 2019 <br>MAGNUM

      “Il Guercio” Rosso Toscana IGT 2019 · MAGNUM

      Treat yourself to a big glass or better: decant the wildly racy Il Guercio, then a dark mix of berries with black cherries and a hint of dark chocolate will be in the air. On the palate, equally juicy fruit, full-bodied with fine silky tannins, elegant and finely structured, fills the palate completely while always remaining fruit-driven, almost playful, very animating in the long finish. Potential for many years in the cellar. A wine with character and the winery's masterpiece. SUPERIORE.DE

      "The 2019 Il Guercio, 100% Sangiovese, is one of the most distinctive wines in this range from Tenuta di Carleone. It offers plenty of Sangiovese character, but as seen through Sean O'Callaghan's lens. The flavors are bold and pungent, yet there is a feeling of transparency here that is utterly beguiling. Crushed flowers, leaves, spice and sweet red cherry fruit linger on the effortless finish. This gorgeous, idiosyncratic wine is an absolute winner." Vinous

      • Vinous:93 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 4/12 months cement tank/tonneau
      • Development: partly barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 29,45 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 6,25 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,35 g/l
      • Sulfite: 48 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,65
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2038+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      29543019 · 1,5 l · 66,33 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping6 units available

      99,50 €
    About the winemakersTenuta di CarleoneTuscany | Chianti
    Tenuta di Carleone

    When "newcomer" If they fall in love with an area, it can happen that they not only remain, but also put more love into their products and pay much more attention to quality than the locals themselves. This can often be observed especially in Tuscany. If there are two more "quality lovers" and run a winery together, you will also get great wines.

    The Austrian businessman Karl Egger and his family fell in love with a wonderful spot in the south of Tuscany near Radda in Chianti and acquired an old estate there. Actually, it is even a hamlet with a chapel, thus a small village, one could say, as this means Castiglioni in Italian. Its history goes back to the year 1078. At that time the monks of the nearby monastery Badia a Coltibuono founded this estate, which has been lovingly restored and reactivated by the Eggers in recent years. About 100 hectares of land are included. Much of it is forest, but about 20 ha of vineyards and about 10 ha of olive groves have been cultivated since 2012.

    Sean O'Callaghan – lovingly by his friends "Il Guercio" what you can freely call "the one-eyed rascal" could translate – is actually English and was born in Sri Lanka, where his family ran tea plantations. Back in England, his father planted wine near Somerset and sent Sean to Germany where he studied viticulture and then – instead of taking over the vineyard in England. – stayed there and, among other things, became cellar master at the Diel winery. On a holiday in Italy he met John Dunkley, the owner of Riecine, a thought leader in Chianti Classico and his oenologist Sergio Manetti (Montevertine – Le Pergole Torte), got the job as a winemaker and stayed just under a quarter of a century.

    Karl Egger offered Sean O'Callaghan gave him the opportunity to build the young winery Tenuta di Carleone, gave him a free hand in winemaking and let him rebuild the cellar. From stainless steel to wooden fermentation stands, oak barrels in various sizes to modern cement tanks as in the most expensive Bordeaux cellars. – Sean can vinify every single plot as he sees fit. The cultivation is organic-biological, partly biodynamic, fermented only with own yeasts and spontaneous. Long skin contact and slow fermentation, partly with whole grapes, bring the difference.

    Default: „Sangiovese with a twist. Sean's twist“.

    The vineyards around Radda, all the way to Gaiole, are among the best in Chianti Classico. This wooded, mountainous landscape is somewhat cooler and always crossed by a fresh breeze. Some vineyards reach up to 700 m above sea level. During the day the onshore winds blow from the sea, at night the wind freshens up from the mountains and cools down the vines. This interplay produces a juicy, pronounced fruit, and the meagre, calcareous soils let the vines have deep roots and bring elegance and mineral notes to the wines. The wines of Sean O'Callaghan are often referred to as Burgundian. In any case, they are always elegant and delicate. SUPERIORE.DE

    Facts

    • Year of foundation: 2012
    • Owner: Karl Egger
    • Oenologist: Sean O'Callaghan
    • Annual production: approx. 100,000 bottles
    • Vineyard: approx. 20 hectares
    • Organic and partly biodynamic cultivation