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It is not the flesh but the skin of the grape that gives colour - and flavour. Hence some drinkers find reds more ‘satisfying’ - simply because they have more flavour sources! While whites have apple/citrus flavours of pulp, these are ‘built over’ in reds by stronger red and black fruit, spicy and earthy flavours caused by maceration (soaking/fermenting on skins). This ‘leaching’ is almost exclusive to reds, also leading to fuller texture and weight of solids (phenolics). The most important phenolics - besides colour compounds - are tannins. From both skin and pip, the quality of tannins help red wines to age and determines their style as soft and fruity (low tannin) or firm and structured (high tannin). 

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  1. 2011 Boscarelli Vino Nobile 'il Nocio'

    2011 Boscarelli Vino Nobile 'il Nocio'

    94 Points John Caro
    The 'essence of Sangiovese', this top wine from Poderi Boscarelli offers huge purity, length and aromatics. Various Sangiovese plantings in the Vigna del Nocio vineyard are carefully ...
    $125.00 in mixed 6+ or $140.00 per bottle
  2. 2016 Di Majo Norante Sangiovese

    2016 Di Majo Norante Sangiovese

    91 Points John Caro
    A superb, richer Sangiovese from Italy's warm Adriatic coast. The relative heat in the small Molise region creates darker fruit character and almost brooding depth on the palate. But the ...
    $24.99 in mixed 6+ or $27.99 per bottle
  3. 2015 Farnetella Chianti Colli Senesi

    2015 Farnetella Chianti Colli Senesi

    92 Points James Suckling
    A vibrant and complex Chianti, Farnetella is owned by legends Felsina and made according to their strict obsession for quality. Bright cherry and herbal, mineral earth on a dry palate make this ...
    $24.99 in mixed 6+ or $27.99 per bottle
  4. 2015 Felsina Berardenga Chianti Riserva

    2015 Felsina Berardenga Chianti Riserva

    93 Points Parker's Wine Advocate
    A beautiful Reserva Sangiovese from the Classico territory of Tuscany. Compelling stuff, the complexity and depth in this wine are something to behold. From the southern tip of Classico, where ...
    $54.99 in mixed 6+ or $61.99 per bottle
  5. 2015 Felsina Chianti Riserva Rancia

    2015 Felsina Chianti Riserva Rancia

    John’s Picks
    97 Points Antonio Galloni's Vinous
    One of the most "cellar worthy wines in the world" according to Antonio Galloni, the beautiful Rancia is developing its reputation in leaps and bounds. From a higher-altitude, 6 ha single ...
    $84.99 in mixed 6+ or $94.99 per bottle
  6. 2015 Felsina Fontalloro

    2015 Felsina Fontalloro

    95 Points Parker's Wine Advocate
    Felsina's premium Fontalloro is 100% Tuscan Sangiovese. But is labelled a 'Super Tuscan' simply because some of the old vines are outside the Classico zone (Fontalloro or Poggio al Sole are ...
    $84.99 in mixed 6+ or $94.99 per bottle
  7. 2014 Fontodi Vigna del Sorbo Chianti Classico

    2014 Fontodi Vigna del Sorbo Chianti Classico

    Organic
    95+ Points Antonio Galloni's Vinous
    A huge and charismatic expression of Chianti, this plush and dramatic wine is a 100% Sangiovese. Recently labeled with the new 'Gran Selezione' rating, this is a prime cellar proposition (check ...
    $110.00 in mixed 6+ or $123.00 per bottle
  8. 2014 Fontodi Flaccianello

    2014 Fontodi Flaccianello

    Organic
    96 Points Antonio Galloni's Vinous
    From a "superstar of Italian oenology" (Robert Parker), this is one of the most highly-rated of all Super Tuscans. Although 100% Sangiovese it is dark and full, with elegant opulence and a ...
    $140.00 in mixed 6+ or $156.00 per bottle
  9. 2015 Poliziano Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano

    2015 Poliziano Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano

    92 Points Parker's Wine Advocate
    A gorgeous Sangiovese from the Tuscan town of Montepulciano (not to be confused with wines from the Montepulciano grape used in Abruzzo). Predominantly made from the local Sangiovese strain ...
    $44.99 in mixed 6+ or $49.99 per bottle
  10. 2015 Poliziano Vino Nobile Asinone

    2015 Poliziano Vino Nobile Asinone

    94 Points Parker's Wine Advocate
    Only produced in the best years, 'Asinone' is the top expression from Poliziano. Very limited production results in real refinement and potential, with lushness but also concentration and subtle ...
    $74.99 in mixed 6+ or $83.99 per bottle

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