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Toscana IGT

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Baron d'Ugo, IGT Toscana, 2012

6x75cl £290.00

3 bottles £48.33 per bottle

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Tasting Note:

Classic in style and reticent at first but give it time and this wine rewards patience ten-fold. This offers a coolness and rocky character, turning to a more gentle chalkiness, that betrays its origins. These firm savoury qualities are overlaid by progressively expansive small, clear red berry fruit, with complex undergrowth suggestions, too. The flavours are vivid and linear, the fruit expression, sweetness and complexity gradually snowball whilst retaining brilliant freshness all the way through. The same blend and the same vinification a Campitello (90% Sangiovese, 7% Canaiolo and 3% Colorino) yet such a different wine. At 570 meters above sea level this South East-facing vineyard is the highest on the Monteraponi estate, indeed one of the very highest in Chianti Classico. The soils are intensely rocky and poor - this is pure hard limestone, known locally as Albarese. In the very best vintages the juice from the Baron d’Ugo vineyard is fermented separately and aged in large French and Slavonian oak casks for 36 months.

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