• "Cantaloro" Rosso Toscana IGT 2015

      “Cantaloro” Rosso Toscana IGT 2015

      Intense ruby red colour with a bouquet reminiscent of wild fruit, accompanied by fresh grass and spicy notes, accompanied by a hint of cedar wood. Its taste is wonderfully round, harmonious, full-bodied and rich in silky tannin. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Plenty of treacle, licorice, plum liqueur, blackberry tart and vanilla. Full body, medium acidity, ripe tannins and a fruit-forward finish. Structured." James Suckling

      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Grape Varieties: 34% Prugnolo Gentile, 33% Merlot, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 5 months Tonneau
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 31,60 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,58 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,00 g/l
      • Sulfite: 66 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,61
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • "Cantaloro" Rosato Toscana IGT 2018 (BIO)

      “Cantaloro” Rosato Toscana IGT 2018 (BIO)

      Pale pink with an onion shimmer. Very regionally scented Sangiovese nose with small red berries, strawberry and dog rose. Fresh and lively, fruity and palatable with an irresistible flow. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2017 vintage received the following awards:

      • James Suckling:90 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: 4 months Stainless steel tank
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
      • Eco-Control No.: IT-BIO-004
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    • "Cantaloro" Bianco Toscana IGT 2018 (BIO)

      “Cantaloro” Bianco Toscana IGT 2018 (BIO)

      Intense straw yellow. Full bouquet of almond blossom, some pineapple and white fruits. Vibrating on the palate, with nice freshness and acidity, again very full-bodied and complex with an interesting long finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2017 vintage received the following awards:

      • James Suckling:89 points
      • Grape Variety: Trebbiano, Malvasia, Sangiovese, Grechetto
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: 4 months Stainless steel tank
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 21,65 g/l
      • Total Acid: 6,25 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,35 g/l
      • Sulfite: 85 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,55
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
      • Eco-Control No.: IT-BIO-004
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    • "Il Marzocco" Chardonnay Toscana IGT 2018 (BIO)

      “Il Marzocco” Chardonnay Toscana IGT 2018 (BIO)

      Golden yellow, wide, floral bouquet with a fine wood note and pronounced aromas of light fruit and freshly baked brioche. On the palate full, round and persistent with elegant structure, very long. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2017 vintage received the following awards:

      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Chardonnay
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: 3 months wooden barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 19,65 g/l
      • Total Acid: 4,32 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,22 g/l
      • Sulfite: 76 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,45
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2025
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
      • Eco-Control No.: IT-BIO-004
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    • "El Grasso" Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG 2016 (BIO)

      “El Grasso” Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG 2016 (BIO)

      Shortly after the turn of the millennium, Avignonesi created four new wine plots which, after long research and experimentation, were identified as the best to produce the house's future cru cars. Their names are Banditella, Caprile, El Grasso and Oceano. They each give an exciting impression of the complex terroir around the small town of Montepulciano and the results impressively demonstrate the potential that exists in the region that has long been overshadowed by Montalcino.

      El Grasso comes from soils of maritime origin rich in clay, silt and limestone. The vines grow at a height of about 300 m above sea level in a south-westerly orientation. Only 3,498 bottles of the vintage 2016 were brought into the bottle. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Supple, featuring burnished plum and cherry fruit, accented by a sweet smoky element. Though this firms up on the finish, where an iron note emerges, this remains elegant, in the modern style." Wine Spectator

      • Wine Spectator :93 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: 22 months Tonneau
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 32,65 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,25 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,15 g/l
      • Sulfite: 88 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,52
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2030
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
      • Eco-Control No.: IT-BIO-004
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    • "Caprile" Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG 2016 (BIO)

      “Caprile” Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG 2016 (BIO)

      Shortly after the turn of the millennium, Avignonesi created four new wine plots which, after long research and experimentation, were identified as the best to produce the house's future cru cars. Their names are Banditella, Caprile, El Grasso and Oceano. They each give an exciting impression of the complex terroir around the small town of Montepulciano and the results impressively demonstrate the potential that exists in the region that has long been overshadowed by Montalcino.

      Caprile comes from soils of maritime origin rich in clay, silt and limestone. The vines grow at an altitude of 270-300 m above sea level in a southeasterly orientation. Only 3,499 bottles of the vintage 2016 were brought into the bottle. SUPERIORE.DE

      "A suave, polished version, featuring black cherry, plum, leather and sweet spice flavors. A fine core of ripe fruit matches up to a dense structure. Finishes on the savory side, with accents of iron and woodsy underbrush." Wine Spectator

      • Wine Spectator :93 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: 22 months Tonneau
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 33,15 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,20 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,25 g/l
      • Sulfite: 92 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,35
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2030
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
      • Eco-Control No.: IT-BIO-004
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    • "Oceano" Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG 2016 (BIO)

      “Oceano” Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG 2016 (BIO)

      Shortly after the turn of the millennium, Avignonesi created four new wine plots which, after long research and experimentation, were identified as the best to produce the house's future cru cars. Their names are Banditella, Caprile, El Grasso and Oceano. They each give an exciting impression of the complex terroir around the small town of Montepulciano and the results impressively demonstrate the potential that exists in the region that has long been overshadowed by Montalcino.

      Oceano comes from soils of maritime origin rich in clay, silt and limestone. The vines grow at a height of about 300 m above sea level in a northwesterly direction. Just 3,379 bottles were bottled with vintage 2016. SUPERIORE.DE

      "An elegant style, offering strawberry, cherry, leather and earth flavors, shaded by vanilla and toasty oak notes. Balanced, with subtle, refined tannins gracing the extended finish." Wine Spectator

      "Avignonesi has always vinified their different plots separately, assembling them after ageing. In 2015 however, the estate started bottling small quantities of several single vineyards separately in order to show the nuances of Montepulciano. Oceano is made from small, bush-trained vines at 290 metres on limestone-rich clay. It's darkly fruited, all blackberry and black currants, yet lifted by accents of orange zest. The fruit is polished, round and powerful, rending the wine gracious rather than austere. Vigorous, clayey tannins cling to the palate but this finishes on a fresh, tangy note." Decanter

      • Wine Spectator :90 points
      • Decanter :93 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: 22 months Tonneau
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 32,65 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,05 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,05 g/l
      • Sulfite: 85 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,42
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2030
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
      • Eco-Control No.: IT-BIO-004
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    • "La Banditella" Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG 2016 (BIO)

      “La Banditella” Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG 2016 (BIO)

      Shortly after the turn of the millennium, Avignonesi created four new wine plots which, after long research and experimentation, were identified as the best to produce the house's future cru cars. Their names are Banditella, Caprile, El Grasso and Oceano. They each give an exciting impression of the complex terroir around the small town of Montepulciano and the results impressively demonstrate the potential that exists in the region that has long been overshadowed by Montalcino.

      La Banditella comes from soils of maritime origin rich in clay, silt and limestone. The vines grow at an altitude of about 320 m above sea level in a northerly direction. SUPERIORE.DE

      "One of five limited production, single-vineyard offerings from Avignonesi, the north-facing Banditella vineyard is the last to ripen. It sits at 300 to 320 metres above sea level and the soil is sandy with abundant pebbles and varying degrees of calcium-carbonate. This is a fragrant, vertical wine with nuances of rosehip, violets and mint, along with refreshing acidity asserting itself throughout. Though the tannins aren't immense, they are firm and powdery in texture. The subtle rustic edge remains charming and a saline finish lingers with herb blossoms." Decanter

      "This is polished and lush, with plum, black cherry, iron and tobacco flavors, accented by smoky oak. Balanced, but give this a year or two to integrate more fully. Offers a firm, lingering finish." Wine Spectator

      • Wine Spectator :93 points
      • Decanter :92 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: 22 months Tonneau
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 32,85 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,15 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,10 g/l
      • Sulfite: 85 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,48
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2030
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
      • Eco-Control No.: IT-BIO-004
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    • "Grifi" Rosso Toscana IGT 2015 (BIO)

      “Grifi” Rosso Toscana IGT 2015 (BIO)

      Grifi is a wonderfully sophisticated and elegant pleasure from the best locations around Montepulciano and Cortona. Brilliant deep ruby red, complex fragrance of ripe red fruits, black berries, olive and tobacco. Beautifully balanced and harmonious in taste, silky tannins, well structured, the wood note excellently integrated and long. SUPERIORE.DE

      "This offers up more of a floral edge with notes of crushed violets, dried lavender and dried herbs. Full body, ripe tannins and a medium-long finish." James Suckling

      "A blend of Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon, this opens with aromas of forest floor, scorched earth, leather and tobacco along with a whiff of blue flower. The full-bodied polished palate evokes dried Marasca cherry, cassis, licorice and espresso set against firm, fine-grained tannins." (Cellar Selection) Wine Enthusiast

      "The 2015 Grifi is equal parts Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. The blend works well, as the Cabernet adds an extra kick of mid-palate depth as well as a tannic backbone that gives the wine persistence and energy. Black cherry, grilled herbs, menthol, licorice and mint build into this beautifully delineated wine." Antonio Galloni

      • Veronelli :92 points
      • Vinous:93 points
      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:92 points
      • Grape Varieties: 57% Sangiovese, 43% Cabernet Sauvignon
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: 18 months barrique/Tonneau
      • Development: partial barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 31,20 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,13 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,80 g/l
      • Sulfite: 106 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,75
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2032
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
      • Eco-Control No.: IT-BIO-004
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    • "Grandi Annate" Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG 2012

      “Grandi Annate” Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG 2012

      Only vinified in the best vintages and aged in 20% new and 80% used barriques, the "Grandi Annate" is certainly one of the best Nobile in the region. Sparkling, dense garnet, smells intensely of liquorice, pickled cherries and delicate raspberries. On the palate powerful and pithy, much tight, present tannin. SUPERIORE.DE

      "You'll notice that this wine is no longer labeled "Riserva." Avignonesi wanted to reduce the time it spends in oak and made the name adjustment accordingly. This seems like a good idea to me. The 2012 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Grandi Annate gives new life to one of Tuscany's most historic wines. There is more elegance and finesse here. I must say that past vintages have been a disappointment, but this expression seems to break all ties with the past. Fruit is sourced primarily from the Banditella vineyard that tends to produce more austere and concentrated Sangiovese. Indeed, this wine is highly redolent of black fruit, tar, licorice and even a touch of white mushroom. Everyone loves a comeback story and that's what you get here." Robert Parker

      "Austere initially, with tightly wound and gruff tannins shoring up sweet black cherry, floral, earth, tar and eucalyptus notes. Elegant and long on the minerally finish, but needs time." Wine Spectator

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Veronelli :92 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Robert Parker:93 points
      • Wine Spectator :92 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 18 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 34,80 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,26 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,00 g/l
      • Sulfite: 107 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,58
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2030
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • "Grandi Annate" Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG 2015 (BIO)

      “Grandi Annate” Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG 2015 (BIO)

      Only in the best vintages vinified and matured in 20% new and 80% used barriques, the "Grandi Annate" is certainly one of the best Nobile in the region. Sparkling, dense garnet, smells intensely of liquorice, pickled cherries and delicate raspberries. On the palate powerful and pithy, much tight, present tannin. SUPERIORE.DE

      "An elegant, firmly structured style, featuring cherry, plum, berry, iron and earth flavors. Balanced and long, but needs a few years to absorb the dusty tannins. Sangiovese." Wine Spectator

      "The 2015 In Grandi Annate Toscana Sangiovese Biologico is a very beautiful wine. Sweet red cherry, mint, rose petal, licorice and dried herbs are inviting. Pliant and silky on the palate, with soft tannins, the 2015 is absolutely gorgeous. All the elements fall into place in a soft, open-knit Vino Nobile that is racy and yet retains a good bit of freshness. The classy Grandi Annate is another winner from Avignonesi." Antonio Galloni

      "Orange peel and plums with hints of cedar on the nose. Medium to full body, firm and silky tannins and a fresh finish. A very solid wine as always. Needs a year or two to soften before drinking." James Suckling

      • Vinous:92 points
      • Wine Spectator :92 points
      • James Suckling:93 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: 18 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 33,65 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,35 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,05 g/l
      • Sulfite: 96 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,55
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2033
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
      • Eco-Control No.: IT-BIO-004
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    • "50 & 50" Avignonesi e Capannelle Rosso Toscana IGT 2012

      “50 & 50” Avignonesi e Capannelle Rosso Toscana IGT 2012

      50 & 50 - Tuscan cult wine from 50 percent Merlot of Avignonesi and 50 percent Sangiovese of Capannelle. Deep, dense ruby-violet; distinguished, very elegant nose with clear notes of ripe cherries, some blackberry, wonderfully balanced. A rich attack on the palate, shows a lot of fruit, then unfolds a densely structured tannin, long finish with light tobacco notes. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Brilliant ruby with a fine garnet edge. Intense and clearly marked nose, smells of cherries, raspberries, some cardamom, then also plum, multi-layered. Develops with firm, gripping tannin, deep, builds up beautifully, lots of juicy fruit, in the aftertaste long after pomegranate." Falstaff

      "So much rich and decadent blackcurrant character with crushed violets and stones, lots of dust and plenty of vanilla, walnuts and cedar. Full body and a dense and structured palate with extremely refined yet ripe tannins. A long finish that the acidity keeps well knit." James Suckling

      "This is always such a curious and special wine. The 2012 50 & 50 does a great job of showing the prickly side of Sangiovese next to the soft side of Merlot. This wine represents a celebrated blend of two varieties from two of Tuscany's best estates. One is located near Cortona on the eastern side of Tuscany and the other is inside the Chianti Classico appellation. The wine shows great detailing with sharp fruit and spice on evident display. The intensity of the vintage (due to warmer than average growing conditions throughout the summer) is also evident in terms of the wine's textural richness." Robert Parker

      "The 2012 50&50, Avignonesi's wine done in partnership with Capannelle, is very pretty. Succulent red cherry and raspberry fruit show quite a bit of energy and floral infused lift that gives the wine a very attractive upper register. Soft, medium bodied and gracious, the 2012 is a terrific choice for drinking now and for the next few years at a minimum." Antonio Galloni

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :91 points
      • Robert Parker:92 points
      • Vinous:91 points
      • James Suckling:93 points
      • Falstaff:92 points
      • Grape Varieties: 50% Merlot, 50% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 24 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Acid: 6,10 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,60 g/l
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2028+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    About the winemakers
    Avignonesi
    Tuscany | Montepulciano
    Avignonesi

    The estate is named after the Avignonesi family, who originally owned the estate in the 14th century. In later years it was possible to develop the viticulture further and to work out the true character of the terroir in Montepulciano. Today the company is one of the most prominent wine producers in Tuscany. In 2008, the Belgian jurist Virginie Saverys took over the winery completely from the Favo family in order to take the winery, renowned for its quality and innovative research, to a new level of excellence. The current owner, a convinced representative of organic farming and fair trade, immediately began to introduce sustainable methods in the vineyard and cellar.

    In the Avignonesi company, following acquisitions in recent years, the vines of around 200 hectares of vineyards are cultivated and monitored throughout the year by a motivated and well-trained team of experts. The most important vineyard is Le Capezzine, home to Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Rosso di Montepulciano, Vin Santo and Occhio di Pernice. In the plots of all growing regions, great care is taken to ensure that the grapes can grow naturally under the best conditions. No chemical herbicides, pesticides or fertilizers are used in the biodynamically operated company. In addition to viticulture, the restoration of the biodiversity of flora and fauna above and below ground is also very important to the employees.

    Since the 2013 harvest, the Tenuta Lodola in Valiano di Montepulciano has been the heart of the wine house. In the cellar there, fermentation is initiated by autochthonous yeasts from our own vineyards. All types of grapes are vinified separately before being added to other varieties after ripening. Sangiovese grapes age in large Slavonian oak barrels and 225 litre barriques. All the vinification processes are carefully accompanied by the Australian-born Ashleigh Seymour and the Florentine winemaker Matteo Giustiniani. The two oenologists can count on the expert advice of Giampaolo Chiettini for their work.

    The classic products of the Avignonesi winery are Vino Nobile, a pure Sangiovese, and Vino Nobile Riserva, a blend of Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. The Desiderio Cortona, made from Merlot and a small quantity of Cabernet Sauvignon, has also acquired a very good reputation among experts. The Vin Santo is legendary. SUPERIORE.DE

    "The Vin Santo - both the normal and the rare and very expensive Occhio di Pernice - is undisputedly the finest in Tuscany." Hugh Johnson.

    Facts

    • Year of foundation: 1974
    • Owner: Virginie Saverys
    • Oenologists: Ashleigh Seymour, Matteo Giustiniani and Giampaolo Chiettini
    • Vineyard: approx. 200 hectares
    • Biodynamic cultivation