A premium, hand-curated selection of 6 wines. 4 reds and 2 white.
This case contains:
2 x Uggiano Chianti Riserva ‘Fagiano’ 2017 – Toscana, Italy
A multi-award-winning Chianti – Beautifully constructed, complex Chianti with depth and substance. A fantastic offering from a winery that really hits the mark on quality. Warm, rich aromas of black cherry, dried fruits, spice and light balsamic notes. Richly flavoured and generous on the palate – with spicy, meaty notes balancing plum characters, fresh cherry acidity and lightly herbal characters. A well structured and integrated wine with great concentration and complexity.
Winemaker Giuseppe Losapio founded Azienda Uggiano in the early 1970s and steadily developed the estate at San Vincenzo a Torri. It is now one of the leading producers in the Chianti Colli Fiorentini zone. With 100 hectares of hillside vineyards (in both Colli Fiorentini and around neighbouring Chianti Classico, near San Casciano), Uggiano produces classic and classy Tuscan reds from the region’s principal grape varieties. A core of quality runs through an unfussy, practical and exceptionally well-priced range, from bright entry-level Chianti to some impressive Riserva wines such as this.
2 x Boutinot ‘Les Coteaux’ Côtes du Rhône Villages 2018 – Rhône Valley, France
Common practice in the Côtes du Rhône is to bottle the best cuvées as a single, named, village wine and the rest as more basic Côtes du Rhône Villages. Boutinot’s philosophy, on the other hand, is to start with the intention of making the very best Côtes du Rhône Villages possible by sourcing wine from the vineyards of named villages and enriching them with a small proportion of barrel-aged wine from Sablet, Séguret and Cairanne. Boutinot’s Côtes du Rhône Villages ‘Les Coteaux’ is, therefore, a selection of the best Grenache Noir and Syrah from some of the 17 named Côtes du Rhône Villages.
Immediately impressive, this award-winning wine reveals its class from the start. Brambly fruit underpinned by subtle oaky nuances, lovely sweet spice – warm star anise with a touch of cinnamon.
2 x Bricco Battistina Gavi – Piemonte, Italy
The best Cortese grapes from some of the older vines are selected at the La Battistina estate. These are typically sourced from the higher vineyards with poor chalky soil – hence ‘Bricco’ – which refers to the crown of the hill in the Piemontese dialect. The wine is part-fermented in 2nd-year barriques, and the rest in small tanks with extended lees contact.
Aromas of citrus and stone fruit with light oaky notes. The palate has ripe orchard fruits and fresh balancing acidity to give a complex and textural wine with perfectly integrated oak.