We recently became the only Irish importers of some excellent wines from a small boutique wine producer in Tuscany. We sampled a lot of Spanish and Italian wines over the summer but the Tigliano, Filetto and Mania were head-and-shoulders above all the others. These have been some of the best wines we’ve tasted this year and we hope you will enjoy them too. To cover a variety of price points we selected an entry level wine, a mid range wine and a high end (Supertuscan) offering.
Tigliano is a clear ruby Tuscan red, a blend of cabernet, syrah and sangiovese. It has a bouquet of fragrant fruit flavours including blackberry and raspberry. It is well balanced with soft tannins, good structure and persistence. Tigliano at this price point is one of the best entry level wines I’ve come across.
In the mid range we recommend the Filetto Chianti; it is 100% sangiovese and has been produced in an international style. There is delicious red fruit on the nose with noticeable blackberry, strawberry and raspberry on the palate.
Finally, at the top end, we have Mania Supertuscan. This is a wine lover's wine; both rich and complex with an initial bouquet reminiscent of blackberries, black cherries, and plums. This is followed by hints of cinnamon, vanilla, leather, tobacco, violet and pepper. It’s a dark ruby red, sangiovese, merlot and cabernet blend. It has a rich strong structure with powerful but well-balanced tannins. This is from an upcoming top class wine maker whose prices are currently very good value for money. I predict that it is only a matter of time before this producer gets ‘discovered’ by renowned reviewers.
As a self-confessed wine geek I'm proud to be able to offer wines at the quality of these and I trust you will enjoy them as much as I do.