2016 Fattoria di Magliano
Ripe strawberries, cherry skin and hawthorn. Lovely bright juicy acidity, lots of strawberry and cherry intensity, ripe but balanced and delicious. L&S (Apr 2017)
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Just a gentle press of the Sangiovese grapes has resulted in this pretty, gentle rosé. It opens up to delicate summer fruits with a crisp acidity. Very elegant and stylish with a tangy dry mouthfeel, this is quaffable but with enough grip to enjoy with food. Rating: 90 Christelle Guibert, Decanter (Jun 2017)
You'll have to wait until spring if you want this, the latest vintage of Magliano's fine Tuscan rosato, but the wait will be worthwhile for a wine where the colour is as subtle and pretty in pink as the gentle berry flavours, and where the super fresh acidity and slightly crunchy texture make for a highly food-friendly style. Rating: 88 www.thewinegang.com (Mar 2017)
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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