Rocca delle Macie Tenuta Sant Alfonso Chianti Classico 2018

November 1, 2021By Yvonne

Rocca delle Macie Tenuta Sant Alfonso Chianti Classico 2018 $34.99 Word on the street is that 2018 could be the best vintage yet of this hugely popular sangiovese. Earthy, liquorice and smoke-laced aromatics link with pomegranate and cherry characters, iron filings, graphite and leads to a smooth, meaty mouthfeel. It hits that balance that good … Read More

Castello Monterinaldi Rosato 2018

May 24, 2020By Yvonne

Castello Monterinaldi Rosato 2018 $24.80 100% Tuscan sangiovese has been used to create this lovely fruit-forward rosé which erupts with cherry, raspberry, cranberry and spice notes.  Fresh, frisky and fanging with flavour, it’s a beautifully balanced example that’ll win friends and influence people.  

Castello Monterinaldi Chianti Classico 2016

May 24, 2020By Yvonne

Castello Monterinaldi Chianti Classico 2016 $32.25 The Castle of Monterinaldi settlement, in the commune of Radda in Chianti, in the heart of the oldest historical area of the Chianti Classico, is situated near an ancient Etruscan route and has been documented as far back as 1010.  1010!  Organically-certified, the property’s 18 vineyards, winery, a nursery … Read More

Caldora Sangiovese IGT

February 22, 2016By Yvonne

Caldora Sangiovese IGT $25 ★★★★ As soon as you begin pouring this wine into your glass, you’ll find people across the room will lift their noses and begin floating in your direction.  The aromas are so powerfully sweet and spicy.  Ripe plums, black cherry, boysenberry, pepper and chocolate-covered liquorice – it’s all here.  Fresh and … Read More

Fantini Farnese Sangiovese 2013

August 14, 2015By Yvonne

Fantini Farnese Sangiovese 2013 $19 ★★★½ Prepare yourself for really unusual aromas of smoky ham hock, vanilla, nutmeg and pepper, which all merge into a rich, leathery palate.  Smooth and savoury, it’s an interesting, meaty sip sourced from Italy.