• "Il Morino" Rosso Toscana IGT 2017

      “Il Morino” Rosso Toscana IGT 2017

      Named after a winemaker who worked for over 40 years in the vineyards of Vignamaggio, this cuvée of two thirds Sangiovese and one third Merlot is pure Tuscany drinking pleasure. On the nose and palate with juicy cherry and blackberry fruit, medium bodied, silky tannins, fresh and animating, with fine spice in the aftertaste. SUPERIORE.DE

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

      • James Suckling:91 points
      • Grape Varieties: 67% Sangiovese, 33% Merlot
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 7 months stainless steel
      • Development: Stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022
      • Food Recommendations: Pizza, pasta all'arrabiata
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
      read more
      stored air-conditioned

      09162117 · 0,75 l · 12,35 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      9,26 €
    • "Terre di Prenzano" Chianti Classico DOCG 2017

      “Terre di Prenzano” Chianti Classico DOCG 2017

      Bright ruby. Delicate floral in the nose of meadow herbs and rose hips, with some air clearly like heart cherries. On the palate again juicy cherries, and red berries, quite full-bodied with handy tannin and lively finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Doctor Wine:91 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 12 months Tonneau
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2023+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
      read more
      stored air-conditioned

      09162217 · 0,75 l · 18,07 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      13,55 €
    • "Gherardino" Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2016

      “Gherardino” Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2016

      Strong ruby with bright red reflexes. Bright, fruity nose of small red berries, tobacco and cedar wood. On the palate it is graceful, with a medium, firm body and full of freshness and energy. A successful interpretation of Sangiovese from a great vintage! SUPERIORE.DE

      "Noble, dark ruby red. Spicy nose is underlain by blackberry scent, delicate undergrowth. Shows itself with good freshness, juicy and clear, soft tannin gives the wine structure, good length. Falstaff

      "Crunchy Sangiovese fruit, with the ripe red plums, currants and berries complemented by sage, leather and well-handled oak." Decanter

      "Sweet berry and cherry aromas show nicely here. Full-bodied with soft, focused tannins that show brightness and finesse. Lots of black-cherry, cedar and spice flavors on the finish. Complex." James Suckling

      • James Suckling:94 points
      • Decanter :90 points / silver medal
      • Falstaff:92 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 18-20 months tonneau
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2025+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
      read more
      stored air-conditioned

      09162316 · 0,75 l · 23,27 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      17,45 €
    • "Monna Lisa" Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG 2016

      “Monna Lisa” Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG 2016

      Bright ruby red. In the nose at first still reserved, needs time and air. Then fine dark sour cherry aromas and a touch of violet. On the palate again juicy dark cherry fruit, handy tannin, gripping, has depth and length, as well as elegance, very successful. Recommendation: keep it in the cellar for a few more years or decant it. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Baked forest fruits, sloes and raspberries, on fine-grained tannins and complemented by chicory, walnut and cedar tones. Long and with great intensity." Decanter

      • James Suckling:93 points
      • Decanter :90 points / silver medal
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 18-20 months tonneau/barrique
      • Development: partial barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2030+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
      read more
      stored air-conditioned

      09162416 · 0,75 l · 37,56 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      28,17 €
    • "Gherardino" Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2016 <br>MAGNUM in OWC

      “Gherardino” Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2016 · MAGNUM in OWC

      Strong ruby with bright red reflexes. Bright, fruity nose of small red berries, tobacco and cedar wood. On the palate it is graceful, with a medium, firm body and full of freshness and energy. A successful interpretation of Sangiovese from a great vintage! SUPERIORE.DE

      "Noble, dark ruby red. Spicy nose is underlain by blackberry scent, delicate undergrowth. Shows itself with good freshness, juicy and clear, soft tannin gives the wine structure, good length. Falstaff

      "Crunchy Sangiovese fruit, with the ripe red plums, currants and berries complemented by sage, leather and well-handled oak." Decanter

      "Sweet berry and cherry aromas show nicely here. Full-bodied with soft, focused tannins that show brightness and finesse. Lots of black-cherry, cedar and spice flavors on the finish. Complex." James Suckling

      • James Suckling:94 points
      • Decanter :90 points / silver medal
      • Falstaff:92 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 18-20 months tonneau
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2027+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
      read more
      stored air-conditioned

      09163116 · 1,5 l · 25,93 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping4 units available

      38,89 €
    • Sangiovese di Vitigliano Toscana IGT 2015

      Sangiovese di Vitigliano Toscana IGT 2015

      Vignamaggio's Sangiovese di Vitigliano is dark, expressive and complex. Complex bouquet of dark flowers, some pepper, leather and herbs. In the drink voluminous and straightforward with many nuances, fresh and with the Sangiovese typical acid wire. The full, firm body and the wonderfully present fruit flank its elegant, spicy finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Shows a good combination of richness and finesse from the get-go, sporting nuances of dark cherries, fresh herbs, red licorice, cedar and orange peel. Medium to full body, firm yet generous tannins, a good helping of round fruit and a savory, tangy finish." James Suckling

      "Vignamaggio's 2015 Sangiovese di Vitigliano is dark, expressive and beautifully layered. Lavender, spice, leather and menthol wrap around a core of succulent dark cherry fruit. Plump and forward, with plenty of nuance, the 2015 has a lot to offer. This is an especially bold, potent style, but it works well. I would give the 2015 at least a few years in bottle to allow the tannins to soften." Vinous

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :92 points
      • Doctor Wine:93 points
      • Vinous:93 points
      • James Suckling:93 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 18-20 months barrique
      • Development: Barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2032+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
      read more
      stored air-conditioned

      09162915 · 0,75 l · 64,85 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

      48,64 €
    • Cabernet Franc di Vignamaggio Toscana IGT 2016

      Cabernet Franc di Vignamaggio Toscana IGT 2016

      Dark, shiny ruby. The bouquet beguiles with dark cherries, leather, mocha and menthol, in addition fine hints of herbs and minerals. Powerful in the drink, well textured, precise, with a deep resonance and lots of power and fullness. An overall complex and balanced taste experience, the overall impression is simply delicious. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Very dense and intense red with blackberry character and firm tannins. Full body and so much bright fruit. Some ripe fruit there too, but this never loses focus. Excellent effort here." James Suckling

      • James Suckling:94 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Cabernet Franc
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 18-20 months barrique
      • Development: Barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2032+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
      read more
      stored air-conditioned

      09162516 · 0,75 l · 64,85 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

      48,64 €
    • Merlot di Santa Maria Toscana IGT 2015

      Merlot di Santa Maria Toscana IGT 2015

      Rich, deep dark ruby with garnet reflections. Very expressive fragrance of grilled herbs, compote of red berries and a fine note of young leather. Compact on the palate, with a beautiful spiciness and a rich balsamic style that is recognizable even at a young age, giving it depth, elegance and a distinctive character. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Rich garnet. Spicy nose of leather, rich dark berry fruit and light fumé. Juicy tannin on the palate, stretches out heartily, powerful, also slightly salty." Falstaff

      "Pretty merlot with green-olive and berry character. Hints of chocolate and leather, too. Medium to full body, round and savory tannins. Give it a year or two to soften. Try after 2020." James Suckling

      "The 2015 Merlot di Santa Maria is another impressive wine in this range from Vignamaggio. Black cherry, chocolate, mocha, spice and new leather all flesh out in a deep, succulent wine loaded with personality as well as character. Readers should expect a rich, flamboyant style with ripeness pushed to the edge. All the elements come together nicely in this heady, exotic Merlot from Vignamaggio." Vinous

      • Bibenda:
      • Vinous:92 points
      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Falstaff:91 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Merlot
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 18-20 months barrique
      • Development: Barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2032+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
      read more
      stored air-conditioned

      09162715 · 0,75 l · 64,85 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

      48,64 €
    • "Monna Lisa" Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG 2016 <br>MAGNUM in OWC

      “Monna Lisa” Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG 2016 · MAGNUM in OWC

      Bright ruby red. In the nose at first still reserved, needs time and air. Then fine dark sour cherry aromas and a touch of violet. On the palate again juicy dark cherry fruit, handy tannin, gripping, has depth and length, as well as elegance, very successful. Recommendation: keep it in the cellar for a few more years or decant it. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Baked forest fruits, sloes and raspberries, on fine-grained tannins and complemented by chicory, walnut and cedar tones. Long and with great intensity." Decanter

      • James Suckling:93 points
      • Decanter :90 points / silver medal
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 18-20 months tonneau/barrique
      • Development: partial barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2032+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
      read more
      stored air-conditioned

      09163216 · 1,5 l · 44,13 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

      66,19 €
    • Sangiovese di Vitigliano Toscana IGT 2015 <br>6 Bottles in OWC

      Sangiovese di Vitigliano Toscana IGT 2015 · 6 Bottles in OWC

      Vignamaggio's Sangiovese di Vitigliano is dark, expressive and complex. Complex bouquet of dark flowers, some pepper, leather and herbs. In the drink voluminous and straightforward with many nuances, fresh and with the Sangiovese typical acid wire. The full, firm body and the wonderfully present fruit flank its elegant, spicy finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Shows a good combination of richness and finesse from the get-go, sporting nuances of dark cherries, fresh herbs, red licorice, cedar and orange peel. Medium to full body, firm yet generous tannins, a good helping of round fruit and a savory, tangy finish." James Suckling

      "Vignamaggio's 2015 Sangiovese di Vitigliano is dark, expressive and beautifully layered. Lavender, spice, leather and menthol wrap around a core of succulent dark cherry fruit. Plump and forward, with plenty of nuance, the 2015 has a lot to offer. This is an especially bold, potent style, but it works well. I would give the 2015 at least a few years in bottle to allow the tannins to soften." Vinous

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :92 points
      • Doctor Wine:93 points
      • Vinous:93 points
      • James Suckling:93 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 18-20 months barrique
      • Development: Barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2032+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
      read more
      stored air-conditioned

      09163015 · 4,5 l · 67,02 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping1 unit available

      301,60 €
    • Merlot di Santa Maria Toscana IGT 2015 <br>6 Bottles in OWC

      Merlot di Santa Maria Toscana IGT 2015 · 6 Bottles in OWC

      Rich, deep dark ruby with garnet reflections. Very expressive fragrance of grilled herbs, compote of red berries and a fine note of young leather. Compact on the palate, with a beautiful spiciness and a rich balsamic style that is recognizable even at a young age, giving it depth, elegance and a distinctive character. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Rich garnet. Spicy nose of leather, rich dark berry fruit and light fumé. Juicy tannin on the palate, stretches out heartily, powerful, also slightly salty." Falstaff

      "Pretty merlot with green-olive and berry character. Hints of chocolate and leather, too. Medium to full body, round and savory tannins. Give it a year or two to soften. Try after 2020." James Suckling

      "The 2015 Merlot di Santa Maria is another impressive wine in this range from Vignamaggio. Black cherry, chocolate, mocha, spice and new leather all flesh out in a deep, succulent wine loaded with personality as well as character. Readers should expect a rich, flamboyant style with ripeness pushed to the edge. All the elements come together nicely in this heady, exotic Merlot from Vignamaggio." Vinous

      • Bibenda:
      • Vinous:92 points
      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Falstaff:91 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Merlot
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 18-20 months barrique
      • Development: Barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2032+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
      read more
      stored air-conditioned

      09162815 · 4,5 l · 67,02 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping1 unit available

      301,60 €
    About the winemakers
    Villa Vignamaggio
    Tuscany | Chianti
    Villa Vignamaggio

    In Tuscany there are several centuries-old family histories. However, that of the Gherardini family is not only documented by wars and power since the Middle Ages, but even appears in works by Dante Alighieri. One of the ladies, Lisa Gherardini, is said to be the Mona Lisa portrayed by Leonardo da Vinci. At that time called "Monna Lisa, la Gioconda", this spelling is now used as the brand name for the Gran Selezione of the winery. The family name of the founding family, who managed the estate for over 600 years from 1404, adorns the label of the Riserva.

    Panzano is one of the oldest settlements in the heart of Tuscany, situated on a chain of hills that separates the Greve Valley from the Val di Pesa, historically always surrounded, today known as a pioneer of organic farming. Almost all the vineyards around Panzano are already certified. Since the 2018 vintage also Vignamaggio.

    Today, Vignamaggio has about 70 hectares of vineyards, distributed over 61 vineyards in 9 different locations on both sides of the hill chain. The soils are therefore diverse. But mainly Galestro, the typical rock that runs through the entire Chianti area. In the Greve Valley, it is stonier, calcareous and lighter, on the south side of Panzano in the huge hollow called "Conca d'Oro", loamier, sandy and clayey. The slopes are sometimes quite steep, ranging from 250 to 450 metres above sea level. Thanks to the two river valleys, the vineyards are always well ventilated and therefore less prone to mould and grape diseases. Depending on the orientation and subsoil, the vines have been adapted over the years and planted either in Guyot or "Cordone Speronato" training. Two thirds are Sangiovese, the rest is divided into Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as Malvasia Bianca and Trebbiano. Just under 3% are different old varieties.

    The oldest part of the vineyards is located directly behind the Renaissance villa, which is situated on the serpentines that wind up from Greve to Panzano. It was built around the year 1400 and has been sensitively renovated so that it can now be visited again in its full splendour.

    Part of the vineyards is dedicated to the scientific research project "Arca di Noè" (Noah's Ark), in which over 200 grape varieties or historical clones from the oldest vineyards have been replanted to preserve the heritage of historical varieties of Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Malvasia, Trebbiano, Ciliegiolo, Colombana, Mammolo, Occhiorosso and others.

    "Organic farming" is not only practiced in the vineyards, but is complemented by olive groves, fruit trees, cornfields, woods and a pig farm of the ancient "Cinta Senese" breed.

    Under the new owner Patrice Taravella, an architect who has been shaping Vignamaggio back to its former fame and quality since 2014, much has been invested in the farmsteads that have been added over the decades. Thus, in addition to the winery, a large number of tourist establishments have been created, ranging from rooms in the agriturismo, restaurant and event or wedding ceremony complex, apartments in restored "farmhouses" to luxurious accommodation in the historic villa or the Hotel Villa Sangiovese. The Renaissance garden, discovered on historical paintings, will also be rebuilt on 2 hectares. Here an exciting gastronomic-vinophile total work of art is being created on historical ground. SUPERIORE.DE

    Facts

    • Owner: Patrice Taravella
    • Oenologists: Barbara Tamburini and Francesco Naldi
    • Annual production: approx. 250.000 bottles
    • Vineyard area: approx. 70 hectares
    • Organic farming (since 2018)