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Sangiovese

Sangiovese translates as ‘the blood of Jove’ and Jove is another word for Jupiter (bear with us...) and Jupiter was the head of the Roman Gods, who fired bolts of thunder from the sky. This is all, we think, apt: Sangiovese is the principle operator on the Italian wine scene, notably featuring in wines like Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino and Morellino di Scansano. Does it have lovers? Hello! It’s the head of the Gods; it does what it likes, and it generally likes Cabernet Sauvignon, Canaiolo Nero, Mammolo and dozens more. When it’s young, it’s playful, with fresh flavours of mulberries and cherries but when it’s had age, it changes its form entirely, becoming savoury, oaky and leathery and, basically, God-like.

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  • Aria Chianti Classico Italian Red Wine 2014

    Aria Chianti Classico 2014

    £15.00

    £15.00

    Aria [ahr-ee-uh]. Noun. Def: an elaborate melody sung solo with an accompaniment... This is a fitting name and the de...
  • Borghetto Chianti Riserva Italian Red Wine

    Borghetto Chianti Riserva 2013

    £10.50

    £10.50

    It was that old cad, Hannibal Lector, who told Clarice that he 'ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti...
  • Chianti Sogatia Italy Red Wine

    Chianti Sogatia 2014

    £9.50

    £9.50

    This is an impressively neat little bargain Chianti that's on the bodysome, flavoursome side of this classic Italian sty...
  • Message in a Bottle Red Wine By Sting

    Message in a Bottle 2013

    £16.00

    £16.00

    A wine made in Tuscany that comes from the estate owned by musician sting and producer Trudie Styler. The nos...
  • Morellino di Scansano Ventoso 2014 - Red Wine Italian

    Morellino di Scansano Ventoso 2014

    £12.75

    £12.75

    Tuscany is famous for Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. But sometimes we like to take...
  • Valentini Monteregio Rosso 2013

    Valentini Monteregio Rosso 2013

    £14.25

    £14.25

    In southwest Tuscany there is a teensy-weensy wine-producing region called Maremma, where lies the ancient castle of Mon...
  • Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Cantine Innocenti

    Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Cantine Innocenti 2011

    £20.00

    £20.00

    This wine is made by former philosophy teacher Vittorio Innocenti, who lives in a medieval estate on a hilltop in rur...