Jewels of Italy Offer
Jewels of Italy is a collection of new releases from four of Italy’s most prestigious estates. Tenuta San Leonardo has long been an aficionados’ secret, their classically styled Bordeaux blend still following the blueprint set out by Giacomo Tachis, the original winemaker of Sassicaia and Solaia. With the 2015 vintage having out-scored Sassicaia (and at a quarter of the price), all eyes are now on San Leonardo, and the newly released 2016 is the most sought-after vintage to date. Another Giacomo Tachis creation, also from the stellar 2016 vintage, is Umani Ronchi’s Pelago, which at £17.50 in bond must be Italy’s best-value red right now. We are offering it alongside a tiny allocation of its stablemate Campo San Giorgio.
The Masters Of The Marche - Umani Ronchi has achieved a great deal in the comparatively short time since its founding in 1957. Starting in a small village in the Marche region, it has grown to 210 hectares across Marche and neighbouring Abruzzo, all farmed organically. And while the Verdicchios on which the company was built still set the standard for that variety, the range has expanded along with the estate,
and now includes some world-class, ageworthy red wines. The 2016 vintage, as elsewhere in Italy, saw warm days and cool nights bringing glorious ripeness while retaining acidity. These are structured, fresh, pure, and some of the best this renowned winery has ever made.
Two sets of contrasting single-vineyard wines complete this offer: Masi’s legendary Cru Amarones, Campolongo di Torbe and Mazzano, showcase the quality of the five-star-rated 2012 vintage. And at the other end of the country, on the terraced slopes of Mount Etna, Tascante has released the second vintage of their three single-site Nerello Mascaleses – an ethereal masterclass in terroir expression. Italy’s great diversity has never been more celebrated, and its quality never higher.