Tuscany is a major region around Florence and Sienna. Historically best known for Chianti - produced in a variety of styles - it has latterly seen the rise of innovative winemaking of 'Super-Tuscans' such as Maritato.

Tiberini has been a family run business since 1896. Now run by brothers Luca and Fabio Tiberini their belief is that traditional techniques produce great wines and as such are keen to both employ and preserve many old wine making methods. Their Le Caggiole estate has over 22 hectares of land in the district of Montepulciano an area renowned for its production of prestigious wines and olive oils. Of the estate, 13.5 ha are vineyards of specialised cultivation. The soil is tufaceous light limestone and clay, situated at 300 - 320 meters above sea level with a West South West aspect. The vineyards are tended with minimum manipulation and are left to their natural development.

Poggio ai Mandorli are based half way between Firenze and Greve. At around 350m above sea level the 52 ha estate includes 15 ha of Classico DOCG vineyards and 20 ha of olive groves with the remainder given over to woodland. Holiday accommodation, in a farm house, is available on the estate.

Azienda Agricola Tiberini:

Zipolino White is a blend of 90% Trebbiano and 10% Chardonnay - a fresh young wine with good weight of fruit and a dry finish.

Zipolino Red is 95% Sangiovese with other supplementary varietals giving a lively, vivacious wine packed with cherry fruits and of medium intensity.

Chianti Gonfalone is made from 90% Sangiovese, 10% Canaiolo Nero. A traditional style with a ruby red colour, distinctive bouquet and a dry yet rounded palate.

Tenuta Poggio ai Mandorli:

Chianti Classico Mandorli is composed mainly of Sangiovese with a little Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grown on the estate. It then has a short period of ageing in oak casks. It is an old style robust wine with an intense ruby colour and a restrained bouquet that opens up after time to reveal oaky spice. Its structured palate with woody herbal flavours over plum fruit retains prominent tannins on the finish.

Code / Product / Vintage:

White Wines
3270 Zipolino White - IGT nv

Red Wines
3271 Zipolino Red - IGT nv
3232 Chianti 'Gonfoloni' Trambusti - DOCG 2009
3222 Chianti Classico 'Mandorli' - DOCG 2008

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