Three outstanding wines from our friend Giovann Basile. His fully organic vineyard high in the Montecucco Hills produces wonderfully pure and crisp Vermentino, and fabulously concentrated Sangiovese.
If you're a fan of Chianti or Brunello you need to be sure to try his 'Ad Agio' Riserva (red label). Frequently mistaken for a Brunello di Montalcino it has ample richness and strong, food friendly tannins overlaying the dark fruitcake and black cherry fruit.
If the super-Tuscan scene is more your thing then the 'Comandante' (black label) is the first bottle you'll want to open. A judicious addition of around 10% of Merlot to the Sangiovese fleshes it out a little and softens the tannins too. We say the 2015 vintage is the best release of this blend yet.
And something to perk up a dreary day? Then you need the 'Arteteca' (yellow label). Nothing beats the cleansing and invigorating aromatics of Vermentino. Part lemon balm body scrub and part roll through a chamomile and wild basil meadow.