• "Palistorti di Valgiano" Rosso Colline Lucchesi DOC 2015

      “Palistorti di Valgiano” Rosso Colline Lucchesi DOC 2015

      Brilliant ruby red. The scent is dominated by red and black berry aromas. With a little air always clearer cherries and sour cherries and something spicy, which one cannot assign immediately. Somehow fresh and yet Mediterranean, but not like Chianti or Brunello. Is that the little bit Syrah? Or this unique terroir? Wherever this spice comes from, in combination with this pronounced fruit, it simply smells wonderful. On the palate it is full-bodied, very juicy and again this unique combination of fruit and spice, which make the wine simply exciting and "different". Juicy, finely structured, a little velvety and perfectly balanced, with character and animating acid bite.

      Simply delicate, a good persistent companion and elegant, more like a Burgundy. Not only Slow Wine tasters think that this is probably the best red Palistorti di Valgiano ever made here. SUPERIORE.DE

      "The 2015 Palistorti is fabulous. Bold, racy and ripe, the 2015 nevertheless possesses terrific freshness. Juicy red cherry, raspberry coulis and floral notes are beautifully delineated in this incredibly delicious, alluring entry-level offering. I loved it. In a word: terrific." Antonio Galloni

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Slow Wine:Vino Slow
      • Doctor Wine:93 points
      • Vinous:91 points
      • Grape Varieties: 70% Sangiovese, 20% Merlot, 10% Syrah
      • Cultivation: biodynamic
      • Expansion: 12/6 months Barrique/cement tank
      • Development: partial barrique
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022+
      • Food Recommendations: Spaghetti all Vongole
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      29512115 ·  0,75 l · 31,87 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shipping1 unit available

      23,90 €
    • "Tenuta di Valgiano" Rosso Colline Lucchesi DOC 2015

      “Tenuta di Valgiano” Rosso Colline Lucchesi DOC 2015

      Dark, translucent ruby red shimmers in the glass and looks elegant at first glance. Inviting scent of red and black fruit aromas, almost a forest berry mix with sour cherries. And then again this spice so typical for the Tenuta di Valgiano, herbaceous and mineral, fresh and yet Mediterranean, simply incomparable. On the palate then full-bodied, very juicy, extract sweet fruit, again accompanied by this mineral spice. Juicy, deep, with silky-elegant tannin structure, with wonderfully balanced fruit-acid play. A wine with finesse and spiciness, length and ageing potential for a good fifteen to twenty years. This wine should be decanted and breathed in the carafe for at least one to two hours before consumption. SUPERIORE.DE

      "The 2015 Tenuta di Valgiano is a total knock-out. Dark, sumptuous and arrestingly beautiful, the 2015 races across the palate with breathtaking intensity in all its dimensions. Crème de cassis, plum, lavender, licorice, spice and menthol are some of the many notes that infuse this exotic, voluptuous edition of the flagship Tenuta di Valgiano. Medium in body and super-refined, the 2015 has it all. What a gorgeous wine it is." Antonio Galloni

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Doctor Wine:96 points
      • Vinous:95 points
      • Grape Varieties: 60% Sangiovese, 20% Merlot, 20% Syrah
      • Cultivation: biodynamic
      • Expansion: 12/6 months Barrique/cement tank
      • Development: partial barrique
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2030
      • Food Recommendations: Spaghetti all Vongole
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      29512215 · 0,75 l · 106,53 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shipping< 24 units available

      79,90 €
    • "Tenuta di Valgiano" Rosso Colline Lucchesi DOC 2015 <br>6 Bottles in OWC

      “Tenuta di Valgiano” Rosso Colline Lucchesi DOC 2015 · 6 Bottles in OWC

      Dark, translucent ruby red shimmers in the glass and looks elegant at first glance. Inviting scent of red and black fruit aromas, almost a forest berry mix with sour cherries. And then again this spice so typical for the Tenuta di Valgiano, herbaceous and mineral, fresh and yet Mediterranean, simply incomparable. On the palate then full-bodied, very juicy, extract sweet fruit, again accompanied by this mineral spice. Juicy, deep, with silky-elegant tannin structure, with wonderfully balanced fruit-acid play. A wine with finesse and spiciness, length and ageing potential for a good fifteen to twenty years. This wine should be decanted and breathed in the carafe for at least one to two hours before consumption. SUPERIORE.DE

      "The 2015 Tenuta di Valgiano is a total knock-out. Dark, sumptuous and arrestingly beautiful, the 2015 races across the palate with breathtaking intensity in all its dimensions. Crème de cassis, plum, lavender, licorice, spice and menthol are some of the many notes that infuse this exotic, voluptuous edition of the flagship Tenuta di Valgiano. Medium in body and super-refined, the 2015 has it all. What a gorgeous wine it is." Antonio Galloni

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Doctor Wine:96 points
      • Vinous:95 points
      • Grape Varieties: 60% Sangiovese, 20% Merlot, 20% Syrah
      • Cultivation: biodynamic
      • Expansion: 12/6 months Barrique/cement tank
      • Development: partial barrique
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2030
      • Food Recommendations: Spaghetti all Vongole
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      29512315 · 4,5 l · 108,76 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shipping1 unit available

      489,40 €
    About the winemakers
    Tenuta di Valgiano
    Tuscany | Maremma
    Tenuta di Valgiano

    Moreno Petrini comes from the Milan shoe industry, his partner Laura Di Collobiano from a noble family in Turin and used to sell luxury yachts. Together they traveled the world until they discovered a run-down vineyard with Renaissance villa in the hills above Lucca and plunged into a new phase of life with a lot of construction work with the biodynamic oenologist Saverio Petrilli.

    Lucca is a tourist magnet, because unlike the other Tuscan cities, it was able to stay out of the many destructive wars. It is said that through the production of silk there was always enough money available to make peace with one another. "buy"which is why the historical old town and the city walls are practically completely preserved. However, it is hardly known as a wine region, although the Colline Lucchesi (hill around Lucca) was already awarded a DOC in 1968.

    Cross-beginners in an underestimated region. Not a good place to start. Since 2001 also biodynamic. Nobody here understood that back then anyway. Even today not really, even if the success is recognized in the meantime. Today the Tenuta di Valgiano is the leading vineyard of the region. High awards from national and international wine critics are the reward and show that this is not a project of a rich couple to drop out, but that here with a lot of love and effort an agricultural estate is led to success. Besides wine, they also produce finest olive oil, honey and breed pigs.

    From the winery you can see not only the wonderful town of Lucca in the valley, but also the surrounding vineyards, which stand on deposits of former glaciers on limestone marl and ferruginous red clay. In the north, perhaps 40-50 km as the crow flies, the Apennine rises, whose winds cool the nights considerably, while during the day the Mediterranean climate prevails and the reflections of the nearby Ligurian Sea in the west intensify the sun's rays. The coast is only 20 kilometres away as the crow flies and during the day the warm sea air blows over. These very unique soil and micro-climate conditions actually offer ideal conditions for viticulture, as the Etruscans already recognised - and it is therefore astonishing that this region is not much more famous, although wine has been cultivated here for two thousand years.

    The grape varieties cultivated here are also quite independent. In addition to the typical varieties of Tuscany, there have also been French varieties here since Napoleon, because around 200 years ago he established the Lucchean Republic, which was dependent on France. That's why in old vineyards the whites, Vermentino, Greco, Grecchetto, Malvasia and Trebbiano have always been joined by Chardonnay and Sauvignon blanc. And with the red grape varieties Sangiovese - here called Sangioveto - was historically always dominant, in former times mostly like a mixed sentence with Canaiolo, Ciliegiolo and Colorino intermixed, but in addition also Merlot and Syrah - the latter feels particularly well here.

    A success story. Wine from Tuscany, which smells and tastes completely different than one would expect from Tuscany. Biodynamic, sustainable, independent - and really good. SUPERIORE.DE

    Facts

    • Year of foundation: 1993
    • Owners: Moreno Petrini and Laura Di Collobiano
    • Oenologist: Saverio Petrilli
    • Annual production: approx. 70,000 bottles
    • Vineyard: approx. 21 hectares
    • Organic and biodynamically recognised cultivation (ICEA/Demeter certificates)