Tolaini

The harvested grapes, once debunched, go through the optical selection machine where the grapes must meet the preset criteria to pass through: any small, green or squished grapes and all debris are ejected and only the ripe whole grapes make it into the vats. The vats are cooled to 5C-10C (41F - 50F) and the grapes are added whole to each tank for a cold soak before natural selected yeast strains are added to initiate fermentation. Vinification at Tolaini is done in 26 stainless steel temperature-controlled tanks with a two chamber system, while the best grapes from each harvest are fermented in open-top fermenters made of French Allier oak (12 units of 4500 liter capacity), a time-proven touch that increases the complexity in the wines. The generous array of tank sizes allows for individual parcels of grapes to be fermented and stored separately. These batches are kept apart through subsequent barrel aging in new French oak barrels between 18-25hl before blending.

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Tolaini Riserva Gran Selezione Chianti 2014
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93 “This is a 100% expression of Sangiovese that was fermented in large oak casks and aged in stainless steel (for six months) followed by 16 months in tonneaux. The 2014 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Montebello Sette is truly elegant and beautiful despite everything you may have
Item Number: 31786
Bottle:$29.95
Case: $359.40
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Tolaini Vallenuova Chianti Classico 2016
92  James Suckling 
James Suckling 92Exotic aromas of tangerines and ripe cherries follow through to a full-to medium-bodied palate with fine tannins and a fresh finish. Drink now.Organic
Item Number: 30481
Bottle:$18.95
Case: $227.40
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Tolaini Vineyards Al Passo Red 2014
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91  James Suckling 
James Suckling 91 "An extremely fine 2014 with berry, bark and hints of cedar character. Medium body, medium fruit and a coffee bean and berry aftertaste. Drink now."  Gambero Rosso Tre Bicchierri   85% Sangiovese - 15% Merlot Organic  Spicy notes of French oak rise above distinct aromas of
Item Number: 28562
Bottle:$14.95
Case: $179.40
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Tolaini Valdisanti Red Blend 2012
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92  James Suckling 
Wine Advocate 92 "The 2012 Valdisanti is based on Cabernet Sauvignon, with Sangiovese and Cabernet Franc in supporting roles. This is a beautiful expression with a full and generous disposition. The wine opens to a dark garnet color and thick consistency. You very much taste the Cabernet in this
Item Number: 24267
Bottle:$23.95
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Tolaini Vallenuova Chianti Classico 2015
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93  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 93 "A complex and compelling red, offering a mix of pure black cherry and black currant fruit, with earth, spice and leather flavors. Lush and balanced, presenting a long, tobacco-tinged finish. Drink now through 2024. 1,500 cases made." - BS  James Suckling 91 "Real Chianti

Tolaini Riserva Gran Selezione Chianti 2013
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91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91+ "The 2013 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Montebello Sette is a pure expression of Sangiovese aged in traditional botte grande for two years. The wine offers a clean and very complete interpretation of the grape with the added benefit of the more robust fruit tones of dark cherry

Tolaini Chianti Gran Selezione Sangiovese 2011
92  James Suckling 
James Suckling 92 "A refined and pretty Chianti Classico with cherry, cedar and sliced bitter chocolate. Full body, ripe and round tannins and a tangy finish. A balanced and pretty red. Drink now." ~ J.S.   Vinous 91  A dark, powerful wine, the 2011 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione possesses

Tolaini 'Al Passo' IGT 2012
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92  James Suckling 
James Suckling 92  "The coffee and dried fruit with hints of walnut come through on the palate. Full to medium body, soft tannins. Drink or hold." J.S. (11/21/16)  Wine Advocate 89 "This wine always fits the bill if you are looking for a plump, fruit-forward red wine to pair with grilled meat

Tolaini Valdisanti Red Blend 2009
94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94 "Another Bordeaux-inspired wine, the 2009 Valdisanti represents a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese and Cabernet Franc (in that order of importance). Fruit is sourced from the Tenuta S. Giovanni. On the nose, it shows delicate embroidery of spice, dark fruit and smoked cedar.

Tolaini 'Al Passo' IGT 2010
91  James Suckling 
James Suckling 91“Blueberries and blackberries with hints of dried flowers and hints of fresh mushrooms. Full body, firm and silky tannins and a fresh, fruity finish. A blend of Sangiovese and Merlot. Better in 2015 but delicious already.”

Tolaini 'Al Passo' IGT 2009
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93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93+ "PierLuigi Tolaini and his team blend Sangiovese and Merlot to make the 2009 Al Passo. This is a ripe and delicate red that very successfully strives for that difficult equilibrium between power and elegance. Small berry fruit, moist earth and dried violets open the bouquet. The