2015 Fattoria di Magliano
Now officially certified organic this pretty Sangiovese 'rosato' undergoes no skin contact apart from the gentle pressing, in order to give only the minimum of colour just delightfully pretty and delicate pink. There are subtle notes of sweet red fruits, but this is overwhelmingly fresh, crisp, dry and incredibly drinkable. You get a real sense of the place when you taste this, transported immediately to Agostino's beautiful vineyards overlooking the sea in southern Tuscany. L&S (Feb 2016)
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Now certified organic. Bright orangey rose pink. Bright, vibrant, savoury Sangiovese fruit. Nothing too restrained about this but it finishes with a most appetising dry, lightly tannic kick. Definitely Tuscan. Definitely for the table. Attractive. Nothing timid about this but I'd catch it while it's quite youthful. Rating: 16.5 Jancis Robinson MW OBE - www.JancisRobinson.com (May 2016)
Fattoria di Magliano
Nestled in the hilly Italian countryside of Maremma Toscana with its vineyards descending towards the Thyrrhenian Sea from a height of 300m, The vineyards here offer some of the best views we know of the Tuscan coastline.
La Fattoria di Magliano was set up in 1996 by Agostino Lenci. Agostino, fascinated by the history of the region and its centuries old wine-making traditions, sees his job and duty to safeguard nature – both wild and agricultural. Minimum intervention and limited development makes for wonderfully healthy vines and truly characterful wines.
Twenty years on these beautiful vineyards are maturing and producing the best fruit of their lives, vine age and bio-dynamic practices means these wines now really are better than ever since the first harvest in 2003. And we should not forget that even when young these vineyards were producing wonderful fruit - the 2004 Poggio Bestiale was rated Italy's best Tuscan wine under £20 in Decanter magazine – quite an achievement for a wine with such a short history. The soil here is sandy with a good amount of clay, which combined with a good dose of sunshine and sea breeze, results in some really beautiful wines – full-flavoured, rippley rich but with a dynamic twang of acidity and pep that makes them just so drinkable.
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