Italy

Tuscany

In pursuit of Tuscan Treasures: a recent trip to some of our top wine producers

By on 07/06/2017

Italy has always been close to the heart of Lea & Sandeman and we are very fortunate enough to represent some superb estates across the length and breadth of this beautiful country.

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Il Giodo Brunello – Carlo Ferrini, The Maestro at home

By on 06/05/2017

Famed oenologist Carlo Ferrini who consults for some of the greatest estates in Tuscany has finally put his expertise - and his heart and soul - into his own winery in Montalcino. The results, as you would hope, are sensational. Not sensational in a big 'in your face way' - these are beautifully crafted, fine wines with a deft touch.

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Verona-Vinitaly

Two Gentlemen in Verona – Vinitaly 2017

By on 03/05/2017

What with the Bordeaux Primeur tastings and Easter Holidays crowding the calendar in early April, Vinitaly could easily get forgotten, but here at Lea & Sandeman it is one of our highlights of the year. An opportunity for us to catch up with our wonderful producers and taste new vintages, as well as unearth some new finds.

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Decanter

Decanter – Weekday Wines: October 2016

By on 31/10/2016

The December issue of Decanter landed on our doorstep this morning, and we were delighted to see some really high praise for lots of wines in the L&S portfolio. The ‘Weekday Wines’ section is put together each month by Tastings Director Christelle Guibert. It features 25 wines for less than £20, all of them a little different or adventurous in their own way.

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Oberto Barbera

Last parcel: A superbly priced Barbera d’Alba from Andrea Oberto

By on 23/02/2016

Azienda Agricola Andrea Oberto [caption id="attachment_23362" align="aligncenter" width="498"] View over Barbera vineyards - Piedmont[/caption] Dear {}, We've just a few cases left of this outstandingly good value Barbera from one of our top Piedmont producers. A small family run business based in La Morra with over sixteen hectares of vineyards and producing ten wines, The San Giuseppe is made from a selection of grapes from one of Andrea Oberto's best vineyards.

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The ‘other’ Super Tuscans – Tignanello, Sassicaia & Saffredi 2013 pre-shipment offer

By on 03/02/2016

As ever we don't want you to forget about of our own Italian 'Supertuscans' that we are so proud to represent in the UK: Le Macchiole, Castello del Terriccio, Magliano and Monteti  but we would be failing you if we didn't offer today's releases of three other great wineries from this exciting region.

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Brilliant ’99 point’ Brunello – First release of Fuligni’s 2010 Riserva

By on 25/10/2015

Brilliant '99 point' Brunello - First release of Fuligni's 2010 Riserva 'The year 2010 for Brunello di Montalcino is the greatest modern vintage of Italy’s most famous red wine region. Never have the wines been so profound in quality, character, and quantity from the best hillside vineyards of Montalcino.

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