A classically-styled Chianti but with plenty of modern, forward fruit. English winemaker John Matta has deep family roots in Italian wine and it really shows in the glass
This beautiful property in the heart of Tuscany was once owned by the Medici family. Its famous guests include Leonardo da Vinci, who is reported to have stayed at the castle when he painted the Mona Lisa
Vicchiomaggio’s outstanding wine reputation is built on a meticulous attention to detail. All the work is carried out by hand, yields are kept low and the wines are carefully matured in the cellars beneath the castle. As you’d expect, such exacting standards come at a price and it’s a rare treat to enjoy John’s wines for such a modest price
Consistently winning medals every year for his range of Tuscan wines, John Matta truly lives up to his oft-received name of Italian Wine Maker of the Year
Tasting note:A traditional blend of Sangiovese, Canaiolo and Corolino, this has an earthy, autumnal nose of red berries, wood-smoke, spice and leaves with just a touch of perfumed rose. Bright cherry fruit forms a firm core on the palate, with brisk acidity and minerality.
Averys began in 1793 and over the years, the family has built its reputation as one of the UK's most pioneering wine merchants. Today, it is 5th generation Mimi Avery introducing a new generation of wine lovers to Averys. At the heart of what we do - and have done for over 220 years - is share our passion for wine. We love discovering wines with a story to tell – whether for everyday drinking or fine wines for the cellar. So, if you're looking for 'real' wines, full of character and flavour, then welcome to Averys.