Bolgheri and Tuscan Coast

Bolgheri and the Tuscan Coast

Moving away from the hills and mountains of inland Tuscany, the coast has a more moderate climate, with a cooling influence from the sea. Here, Sangiovese is no longer King, instead the best wines are made from international varieties of Cabernets, Merlot, Syrah et al. There is an argument that these wines have lost a little of their ‘Italianality’, but in my opinion, not so - it’s just a different interpretation. These wines have carved out a niche in being the so-called ‘Super Tuscans’, of course, led by the world-beating Sassicaia of Tenuta San Guido, then followed by Ornellaia, Gaja’s Ca Marcanda, Tua Rita and many others. 

Richard Ballantyne MW

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  1. Val delle Rose 2018 Morellino di Scansano
    Special Price £11.19 Regular Price £13.99
    Morellino is the local name in this part of the Tuscan coast for Sangiovese. Val delle Rose is produced by Andrea... Learn More
  2. Val delle Rose 2017 Ciliegiolo Maremma Toscana 'Il Ciliegiolo'
    Special Price £14.39 Regular Price £17.99
    Ciliegiolo is a variety that is normally found in Tuscan blends where it is a partner to Sangiovese and others.... Learn More
  3. Gaja Ca Marcanda 2016 Promis
    Made from Merlot, Syrah and Sangiovese this wine is made at Gaja's property in Bolgheri on the Tuscan coast.... Learn More
  4. Tenuta dell' Ornellaia 2014 Ornellaia
    £175.00
    Ornellaia is one of Italy's great Super Tuscans. Made from a Bordeaux blend but typically Cab, Merlot Cab Franc and... Learn More
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