• "Al Passo" Rosso Toscana IGT 2014

      “Al Passo” Rosso Toscana IGT 2014

      Al Passo is named after the small forest on the highest hill of Tolaini - a magical place with breathtaking views of the landscape and the sunsets over the towers of Siena. As unqiue as the forest is also the wine that presents the natural affinity of Sangiovese and Merlot. Intense and tempting bouquet of ripe fruits and spicy oak notes, on the palate with ripe fruit and fresh acidity, balanced, medium body, long finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "An extremely fine 2014 with berry, bark and hints of cedar character. Medium body, medium fruit and a coffee bean and berry aftertaste." James Suckling

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Vitae:
      • James Suckling:91 points
      • Grape Varieties: 85% Sangiovese, 15% Merlot
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 14 months aged barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Acid: 5,70 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,60 g/l
      • ph-Value: 3,48
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024
      • Food Recommendations: Wild duck with juniper
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      29332114 ·  0,75 l · 21,20 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shipping< 24 units available

      15,90 €
    • "Valdisanti" Rosso Toscana IGT 2012

      “Valdisanti” Rosso Toscana IGT 2012

      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 merge with the French oak. On the palate with deep, subtle fruit aromas and an excellent balance of fruit and tannin, plus some smoke, liquorice and tar. A rich, almost luxuriant red with excellent structure and great ripening potential. SUPERIORE.DE

      "The 2012 Valdisanti is based on Cabernet Sauvignon, with Sangiovese and Cabernet Franc in supporting roles. This is a beautiful expression with a full and generous disposition. The wine opens to a dark garnet color and thick consistency. You very much taste the Cabernet in this vintage, with dark fruit aromas backed by savory spice and smoke. This wine shows slight tertiary aromas as well that add to the background complexity and texture." Robert Parker

      "Aromas of licorice, tar and berry follow through to a full body, velvety tannins and a savory finish. Rich and powerful." James Suckling

      • Bibenda:
      • Vitae:
      • Veronelli :93 points
      • Robert Parker:92 points
      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Grape Varieties: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Sangiovese, 5% Cabernet Franc
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 16 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Acid: 6,00 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,70 g/l
      • ph-Value: 3,48
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2026+
      • Food Recommendations: baked veal medallion
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      29332212 · 0,75 l · 31,87 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      23,90 €
    About the winemakers
    Tolaini
    Tuscany | 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 owner of the estate 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, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Pier Luigi does not overestimate the use of wood for vinification. He primarily uses small barrels. The head oenologist and winery manager Francesco Rosi is assisted by Michel Rolland, a top-class consultant, for production.

    Picconero, a cuvée of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot, 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, little useless coercion in the cellar and cooperation with international consultants make Pier Luigi Tolaini's still rather young winery an important company in Chianti Classico."Gambero Rosso

    Facts

    • Owner: Pier Luigi Tolaini
    • Oenologists: Francesco Rosi, Diego Bonato and Michel Rolland
    • Agronomist: Davide Xodo
    • Annual production: approx. 220,000 bottles
    • Vineyard: approx. 50 hectares
    • Conventional cultivation