• "Palistorti di Valgiano" Rosso Colline Lucchesi DOC 2017

      “Palistorti di Valgiano” Rosso Colline Lucchesi DOC 2017

      Bright ruby red. The fragrance is dominated by red and black berry aromas. With a little air, cherries and sour cherries become more and more distinct and something spicy that cannot be immediately assigned. Somehow fresh and yet Mediterranean, but not like Chianti or Brunello. Is it that little bit of Syrah? Or is it this unique terroir? Wherever this spice comes from, in combination with this distinctive fruit it smells simply wonderful. On the palate it is full-bodied, very juicy and again this unique combination of fruit and spice, which makes the wine simply exciting and special. Juicy, finely structured, perfectly balanced, with character and animating acid bite. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Bright, rich ruby. Very spicy, dark fruity nose of ripe Amarena cherries, ripe plums, rich forest berries, some black truffle, in the aftertaste of undergrowth. On the palate also spicy, very hearty with tight tannin, polished, spreads wonderfully over the tongue, with pressure, rich in the final." Falstaff

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Slow Wine:slow vino
      • Doctor Wine:92 points
      • Falstaff: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 cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024
      • Food Recommendations: spaghetti all vongole
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      29512117 · 0,75 l · 31,87 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      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 appears elegant even at first glance. An inviting fragrance of red and black fruit aromas, almost a mixture of wild berries and sour cherries. And then again this spice so typical of the Tenuta di Valgiano, herbal and mineral, fresh and yet Mediterranean, simply incomparable. Then on the palate full-bodied, very juicy, extract sweet fruit, again accompanied by this mineral spice. Juicy, deep, with a silky, elegant tannin structure, with a wonderfully balanced fruit-acid play. A wine with finesse and piquancy, 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 drinking. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Deep, dark ruby with a violet tint. Very appealing and intense nose, full of blackberries, dark cherries and plums, spicy and earthy notes in the background. Full-bodied and dense at the base and on the finish, shows a lot of pithy, fine-meshed tannin, hearty and clear, shows a nice bite in the finish, salty and long." Falstaff

      "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." VINOUS

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Doctor Wine:96 points
      • Vinous:95 points
      • Falstaff:94 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 cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2035+
      • Food Recommendations: spaghetti all vongole
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      29512215 · 0,75 l · 105,20 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping10 units available

      78,90 €
    • "Tenuta di Valgiano" Rosso Colline Lucchesi DOC 2016

      “Tenuta di Valgiano” Rosso Colline Lucchesi DOC 2016

      Dark, translucent ruby red shimmers in the glass, looks elegant already at first sight. 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. At the palate then full-bodied, very juicy, extract-sweet fruit, again accompanied by this mineral seasoning. Juicy, deep, with silky elegant tannin structure, with wonderfully balanced fruit-acid play. A wine with finesse and piquancy, length and ageing potential for a good fifteen to twenty years. This wine should be decanted and allowed to breathe in the carafe for at least one to two hours before drinking. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Powerful and rich ruby red. Opens with fine notes of tobacco, wild raspberries and cassis. Substantial and dense in approach and course, opens with a lot of fine-meshed tannin, a lot of tobacco also on the palate, pithy in the final." Falstaff

      "The 2016 Tenuta di Valgiano packs a serious punch. A heady, flamboyant wine, the 2016 possesses tremendous breadth as well as a real sense of authority. Dark berry fruit, herbs, sage, tobacco, licorice and scorched earth are some of the elements that run through the 2016. Although the 2016 offers tons of intrigue in its exotic, powerful personality, its qualities will be even more expressive in another few years’ time." Vinous

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Vinous:94 points
      • Falstaff:95 points
      • Grape Varieties: 60% Sangiovese, 20% Merlot, 20% Syrah
      • Cultivation: biodynamic
      • Expansion: 12/6 months barrique/cement tank
      • Development: partly barrique
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2036+
      • Food Recommendations: spaghetti alle vongole
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      29512216 · 0,75 l · 106,53 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      79,90 €
    • "Tenuta di Valgiano" Rosso Colline Lucchesi DOC 2016 <br>6 Bottles in OWC

      “Tenuta di Valgiano” Rosso Colline Lucchesi DOC 2016 · 6 Bottles in OWC

      Dark, translucent ruby red shimmers in the glass, looks elegant already at first sight. 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. At the palate then full-bodied, very juicy, extract-sweet fruit, again accompanied by this mineral seasoning. Juicy, deep, with silky elegant tannin structure, with wonderfully balanced fruit-acid play. A wine with finesse and piquancy, length and ageing potential for a good fifteen to twenty years. This wine should be decanted and allowed to breathe in the carafe for at least one to two hours before drinking. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Powerful and rich ruby red. Opens with fine notes of tobacco, wild raspberries and cassis. Substantial and dense in approach and course, opens with a lot of fine-meshed tannin, a lot of tobacco also on the palate, pithy in the final." Falstaff

      "The 2016 Tenuta di Valgiano packs a serious punch. A heady, flamboyant wine, the 2016 possesses tremendous breadth as well as a real sense of authority. Dark berry fruit, herbs, sage, tobacco, licorice and scorched earth are some of the elements that run through the 2016. Although the 2016 offers tons of intrigue in its exotic, powerful personality, its qualities will be even more expressive in another few years’ time." Vinous

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Vinous:94 points
      • Falstaff:95 points
      • Grape Varieties: 60% Sangiovese, 20% Merlot, 20% Syrah
      • Cultivation: biodynamic
      • Expansion: 12/6 months barrique/cement tank
      • Development: partly barrique
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2036+
      • Food Recommendations: spaghetti alle vongole
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      29512316 · 4,5 l · 108,76 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping3 units available

      489,40 €
    About the winemakersTenuta di ValgianoTuscany | 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)