• "Vallenuova" Chianti Classico DOCG 2019

      “Vallenuova” Chianti Classico DOCG 2019

      Chianti Classico Vallenuova has the potential to become a favourite wine. It is the archetypal expression of Sangiovese from a single vineyard, which could not be more typical and authentic. Lively, sparkling ruby, a little cedar and small wild berries on the nose, along with spices, beetroot and white pepper. On the palate, leather, tobacco and a hint of citrus fruit, in the final it presents itself pleasantly lean with a convincing, drinkable freshness. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Serious, intense, many-layered nose. Very savoury and dense with great construction. Long and interesting with admirable depth. Hugely impressive wine. Very clean, fresh finish." Jancis Robinson

      • Jancis Robinson:17 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 10 months large oak barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 29,25 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,65 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,35 g/l
      • Sulfite: 82 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,41
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2025+
      • Food Recommendations: roast rabbit
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • "Al Passo" Rosso Toscana IGT 2017

      “Al Passo” Rosso Toscana IGT 2017

      Al Passo is named after the small forest on the highest hill of Tolaini - a magical place with breathtaking panoramic views of the countryside and sunsets over the towers of Siena. The wine is as unique as the forest, showcasing the natural affinity of Sangiovese and Merlot.

      Rich garnet with ruby. Intense and enticing bouquet of ripe fruit, orange zest and spicy oak notes, palate with ripe fruit and fresh acidity, balanced, medium body, long final with a fine salty vein. SUPERIORE.DE

      "A mix of black cherry, black currant, cedar, iron and tobacco flavors grace this taut red. Nicely balanced and vibrant, ends with a long, tobacco- and spice-tinged finish." Wine Spectator

      "The Tolaini 2017 Al Passo is always an ambitious wine that takes the best of the grapes in its blend: Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Each give freshness, structure and textural fiber. Al Passo opens to dark berry fruit and plum, with spice, tobacco and tilled earth. This is a well-priced wine that promises lots of pairings, especially out of a Tuscan cookbook." Robert Parker

      "The 2017 Al Passo is a blend of equal parts Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Open-knit and plaint, with soft curves, the 2017 offers tons of immediacy. Cedar, tobacco, dried herbs and macerated cherry all meld together in an inviting, mid-weight Tuscan red to drink over the next decade or so." Vinous

      "A beautiful, ripe wine, offering plums and chocolate, as well as tile and walnuts. It's full and layered with beautiful fruit and caressing tannins. Rock on." James Suckling

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :90 points
      • Doctor Wine:94 points
      • Robert Parker:91 points
      • Vinous:92 points
      • Wine Spectator :90 points
      • James Suckling:94 points
      • Grape Varieties: 34% Sangiovese, 33% Merlot, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 14 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 29,65 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,70 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,60 g/l
      • Sulfite: 82 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,48
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2026+
      • Food Recommendations: wild duck with juniper
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • "Vigna Montebello Sette" Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG 2016

      “Vigna Montebello Sette” Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG 2016

      Stylistically balanced, very finesse-rich Chianti Classico Gran Selezione from a small single vineyard (vineyard no. 7) in the Castelnuovo-Berardenga area, where temperatures are always somewhat higher than in the rest of Chianti Classico.

      Dark shining ruby. Elegant bouquet of the single-varietal Sangiovese of red berries with very delicate tobacco notes. Salty on the palate, shows a lot of pressure, very clear, compact fruit, builds up with tightly woven tannin, very intense and long finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Deep ruby. Seductive nose of sour cherry with a pinch of oak. Elegant palate with sour-cherry fruit. Quite a lot of concentrated red fruit but it bodes well for the future. Velvety tannins and fantastic balance." Jancis Robinson

      "Aromas of plum, underbrush, tobacco and French oak mingle with a whiff of violet. The enveloping palate features ripe black cherry, roasted coffee bean and licorice alongside close-grained, drying tannins that clench the finish." Wine Enthusiast

      "Lots of ripe, juicy fruit with dried-strawberry, plum, bark and chocolate character. Full-bodied with round tannins and a savory finish. More fruit-driven style for the appellation." James Suckling

      "Cherry, rose, iron and tobacco aromas and flavors are the hallmarks of this vibrant, elegant red. Balanced and firmly structured, ends with a long, mouthwatering finish that echoes bright fruit and mineral notes." Wine Spectator

      "The 2016 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigna Montebello Sette is another terrific wine in this range from Tolaini. Bright, punchy and translucent, the 2016 is super-expressive from start to finish. Sweet red cherry, mint, orange peel, spice and rose petal are all nicely lifted in a wine loaded with character." Vinous

      "Set aside some time and a steak Diane recipe (with cream and cognac) for the Tolaini 2016 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Montebello Sette. It is a gorgeous creation showing enormous depth, elegance and textural fiber all at once. The bouquet opens to wild flowers, cassis and blueberries with smoke, tobacco and potting soil. This is a silky and nuanced wine that shows mid-weight intensity and silky tannins on the close." Robert Parker

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :92 points
      • Doctor Wine:95 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Robert Parker:94 points
      • Vinous:93 points
      • Wine Spectator :93 points
      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:91 points
      • Decanter :93 points
      • Jancis Robinson:17+ points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 20-24 months large wooden barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 30,65 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 6,05 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,36 g/l
      • Sulfite: 72 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,51
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2028+
      • Food Recommendations: bistecca fiorentina
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • "Valdisanti" Rosso Toscana IGT 2016

      “Valdisanti” Rosso Toscana IGT 2016

      The grapes of this Supertuscan come from the San Giovanni vineyard near San Giovanni a Cerreto. In the church next to the vineyard there is a painting by Rutilo Manetti depicting Saint John the Baptist (San Giovanni).

      Deep ruby red, youthful, rich, dark fruit, berry and cassis aromas meld with the French oak. On the palate with deep, subtle fruit flavours and an excellent balance of fruit and tannin, plus some smoke, liquorice and tar. A rich, almost lush red with excellent structure and great ageing potential. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Lean and taut, this red reveals robust tannins wrapped around black cherry, blueberry, earth and tobacco flavors. The tannins have the upper hand now, but time should restore the equilibrium." Wine Spectator

      "The 2016 Valdisanti is Tolaini's Cabernet Sauvignon/Sangiovese-based blend. Dark, ample and super-expressive, the Valdisanti shows off plenty of curves as it opens in the glass. Rich black cherry, mocha, chocolate, rose petal, spice and licorice all flesh out with some coaxing. A touch of Cabernet savoriness adds complexity and brightness. Valdisanti is another impeccable wine from Tolaini." Vinous

      "A beautiful, juicy young red with currants, berries and hints of walnuts and dried herbs. Full-bodied and chewy. Polished and attractive. Needs time to soften." James Suckling

      "Tolaini makes some of the best wines in Chianti Classico and specifically in the sun-kissed Castelnuovo Berardenga appellation. From a classic vintage, the 2016 Valdisanti is made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese and Cabernet Franc grapes all sourced from the estate's Tenuta San Giovanni vineyard. The wine is absolutely fantastic on all fronts, with rich and soft fruit that hits all those sensorial pleasure points. It offers ample dark fruit, cherry, spice and dried blackberry." Robert Parker

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :91 points
      • Robert Parker:94 points
      • Vinous:92 points
      • Wine Spectator :92 points
      • James Suckling:93 points
      • Grape Varieties: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Sangiovese, 5% Cabernet Franc
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 16 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 30,75 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,85 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,56 g/l
      • Sulfite: 76 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,44
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2028+
      • Food Recommendations: baked veal medallion
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • "Vallenuova" Chianti Classico DOCG 2019 <br>MAGNUM in OWC

      “Vallenuova” Chianti Classico DOCG 2019 · MAGNUM in OWC

      Chianti Classico Vallenuova has the potential to become a favourite wine. It is the archetypal expression of Sangiovese from a single vineyard, which could not be more typical and authentic. Lively, sparkling ruby, a little cedar and small wild berries on the nose, along with spices, beetroot and white pepper. On the palate, leather, tobacco and a hint of citrus fruit, in the final it presents itself pleasantly lean with a convincing, drinkable freshness. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Serious, intense, many-layered nose. Very savoury and dense with great construction. Long and interesting with admirable depth. Hugely impressive wine. Very clean, fresh finish." Jancis Robinson

      • Jancis Robinson:17 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 10 months large oak barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 29,25 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,65 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,35 g/l
      • Sulfite: 82 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,41
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2027+
      • Food Recommendations: roast rabbit
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • "Picconero" Rosso Toscana IGT 2015

      “Picconero” Rosso Toscana IGT 2015

      Deep dark, impenetrable ruby with violet reflections. Opulent, warm bouquet of fully ripe cherries, plum, liquorice, young leather with a touch of French oak spice. On the palate it is powerful and firm, with a brilliant structure and firm tannins. With increasing aeration it reveals its good structure and distinguished elegance. Picconero never seems wide or too heavy until the long finish, but convinces completely with a terrific energy and complexity. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Deep dark, rich garnet. Delicate graphite in the nose, smoky, then after ripe cassis, dark chocolate, blackberries, salt. Very balanced palate, discreetly noticeable use of wood, yet elegant, powerful, with lots of juice, full-bodied, put it away and enjoy it in five years." Falstaff

      "Aromas of violets, lavender and blackberries follow through to a full body with firm and chewy tannins. A lot of wood showing now, but will come together with age. Try after 2021." James Suckling

      "Packed with sweet, ripe blackberry and blueberry fruit, this red is lush and polished, accented by rosemary, thyme, graphite and oak spice notes. Dusty tannins line the finish." Wine Spectator

      "The 2015 Picconero Tenuta Montebello is a blend of 65% Merlot and 35% Cabernet Franc that pours out lots of dark fruit and plum. This is a very nice, juicy and balanced wine with good thickness, a great match for iron steak and blue cheese butter sauce. In general, I've found these wines from Tolini to be top notch, with succulent tones of ripe fruit and pretty intensity. This one is at the top of the pyramid." Robert Parker

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :95 points
      • Doctor Wine:94 points
      • Robert Parker:95 points
      • Wine Spectator :93 points
      • James Suckling:93 points
      • Falstaff:95 points
      • Grape Varieties: 65% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Franc
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 18 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 32,45 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,85 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,65 g/l
      • Sulfite: 69 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,59
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2035+
      • Food Recommendations: stuffed quail
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • "Picconero" Rosso Toscana IGT 2016

      “Picconero” Rosso Toscana IGT 2016

      Deep dark, impenetrable ruby with violet reflections. Opulent, warm bouquet of fully ripe cherries, plum, liquorice, young leather with a hint of French oak spice. Powerful and firm on the palate, with a brilliant structure and taut tannins. With increasing aeration, it reveals its good structure and distinguished elegance. Picconero never seems broad or too heavy until the long finish, but convinces completely with a terrificenergy and complexity. SUPERIORE.DE

      "The 2016 Picconero, the estate's Merlot/Cabernet Franc blend, packs a pretty serious punch. There is plenty of power and density, that much is obvious. It will be interesting to see how things develop over the coming years. Today, oak tannins are imposing. Even so, I am cautiously optimistic. Picconero is the most extroverted and potent wine in the Tolaini range." Vinous

      "Intense aromas of currants, fresh herbs and wet earth with some dried flowers. Orange peel, too. Medium to full body, linear tannins and beautiful polish and finesse at the end." James Suckling

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :94 points
      • Vinous:92 points
      • James Suckling:96 points
      • Grape Varieties: 65% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Franc
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 18 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 30,75 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,78 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,85 g/l
      • Sulfite: 72 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,50
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2038+
      • Food Recommendations: stuffed quail
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • "Picconero" Rosso Toscana IGT 2016 <br>6 Bottles in OWC

      “Picconero” Rosso Toscana IGT 2016 · 6 Bottles in OWC

      Deep dark, impenetrable ruby with violet reflections. Opulent, warm bouquet of fully ripe cherries, plum, liquorice, young leather with a hint of French oak spice. Powerful and firm on the palate, with a brilliant structure and taut tannins. With increasing aeration, it reveals its good structure and distinguished elegance. Picconero never seems broad or too heavy until the long finish, but convinces completely with a terrificenergy and complexity. SUPERIORE.DE

      "The 2016 Picconero, the estate's Merlot/Cabernet Franc blend, packs a pretty serious punch. There is plenty of power and density, that much is obvious. It will be interesting to see how things develop over the coming years. Today, oak tannins are imposing. Even so, I am cautiously optimistic. Picconero is the most extroverted and potent wine in the Tolaini range." Vinous

      "Intense aromas of currants, fresh herbs and wet earth with some dried flowers. Orange peel, too. Medium to full body, linear tannins and beautiful polish and finesse at the end." James Suckling

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :94 points
      • Vinous:92 points
      • James Suckling:96 points
      • Grape Varieties: 65% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Franc
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 18 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 30,75 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,78 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,85 g/l
      • Sulfite: 72 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,50
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2038+
      • Food Recommendations: stuffed quail
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    About the winemakersTolainiTuscany | Chianti
    Tolaini

    The story sounds adventurous and almost invented: As a young man Pier Luigi Tolaini emigrated to Canada to earn the necessary money for the foundation of a winery in Tuscany. After having done many odd jobs at first, the emigrant in North America became a powerful forwarder with a large fleet of vehicles. In 1998 the successful entrepreneur returned to his homeland and acquired the two estates San Giovanni and Montebello, situated between Pianella and Vagliagli near Castelnuovo Berardenga in the Chianti Classico area. Only two years later the winery was finished. Another two years passed before Pier Luigi was able to enjoy the first bottled wine. After a few stylistic adjustments, the Tolaini Winery now produces five high-quality wines.

    The fact that the Patriot, who did not fit into any scheme, was quickly successful, can play in the league of the Supertoskaner and regularly receives high ratings from wine experts is due to the fact that he leaves nothing to chance with his team in the 50 hectare and very densely planted vineyards. Only the best grapes should find their way into the avant-garde cellar. Although the winery favours native grape varieties in Tuscany - above all the Sangiovese grape - he can also warm up for Bordeaux varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Tolaini does not overestimate the use of wood for vinification. They primarily uses small barrels. The head oenologist and winery manager Francesco Rosi is assisted by Luca D'Attoma, a top-class consultant, for production.

    Picconero, a cuvée of Merlot and Cabernet Franc, is one of Tolaini's top wines that has received many awards. The red wines Valdisanti and Al Passo also play in the upper wine league. For some years now, a Chianti Classico Gran Selezione from single vineyard and a beautiful "Entry chianti" the assortment. SUPERIORE.DE

    "Meticulous care in the vineyard according to the Bordeaux model and little useless coercion in the cellar make Pier Luigi Tolaini's still rather young winery an important company in Chianti Classico."Gambero Rosso

    Facts

    • Owner: Lia Tolaini Banville 
    • Oenologists: Francesco Rosi, Luca D'Attoma (consultant)
    • Agronomist: Mattia Malanchi
    • Annual production: approx. 220,000 bottles
    • Vineyard: approx. 50 hectares
    • Conventional cultivation