Palazzino’s 2011 Grosso Sanese. Fabulous Vintage. Drinking Well Now. 94 Points.

Need some top notch Sangiovese? This wine is delicious!


92-94 points – Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media, July 2016

Bottle Price : $49.95

Case Price : $299.70

Winery : Il Palazzino

Wine Region : Italy (Italy), Tuscany (Italy)

Bottle Per Case : 6 x 750 ml

Food Pairing : Breads, Cured Meat, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Roasted Vegetables

“The 2011 Chianti Classico Grosso Sanese is an extraordinarily finessed, nuanced wine for the year, which just goes to show how magical this site can be. A host of sweet red cherry, plum, rose petal and leather infuse this deep, resonant Chianti Classico. The 2011 is quite ripe and powerful, it always is, yet it also retains striking freshness for a wine of its size and vintage. The Grosso Sanese emerges from the oldest vines on the property. It remains one of Italy’s under the radar gems.”

This Sderci brothers have done it again. This is top shelf single vineyard Chianti Classico. I always find it interesting how different vintages in Chianti Classico can be from those of Brunello di Montalcino as these appellations are quite close together and the wines are produced from mainly Sangiovese. 2010 was an amazing vintage in Montalcino and not at all good in Chianti while 2011 in Chianti was amazing and certainly less so in Montalcino.

“Brothers Allessandro and Andrea Sderci excel with intense, rich wines that capture the power that is such a signature of Gaiole’s Monti district.”

Antonio Galloni – July 2016

Palazzino wines are now in the discussion with the best wines from the Chianti region. The Sderci brothers are killing it.

Believe it or not, i am writing this email from the middle of Stephane Ogier’s vineyards in Cote Rotie. Technology is pretty cool though it feels a bit odd to be writing about Chianti while sitting in the hills of Cote Rotie.

Since we are on the subject of Chianti, we may as well go all the way. We do have Colognole’s 2011 Ruffino in stock as well as client favourite Antico Colle’s 2015 Chianti normale. Both of these Chianti rock.


We are getting towards the end of our wine tour. Tonight Chateauneuf du Pape with Laurence Feraud of Domaine du Pegau. Tomorrow, Piemonte with Borgogno and a lot of driving in between.

In case you were wondering the wines produced by Stephane Ogier are amazing and only getting better. There are no steps skipped when it comes to making these awesome wines. We have some on the way, with more to be ordered in the coming weeks. To view what is on the way, CLICK HERE.

I will leave you now, as we have to drive. Whether you are looking for fresh and easy Chianti, (Antico Colle), or some of the best wine from Chianti, the Grosso Sanese, or perhaps something in between, Colognole’s Ruffina, you will be pleased. Oh yeah, and Ogier’s wines are as good as it gets if you can afford it.

Have a great day and you can be comfortable that we are out here doing all we can to ensure that you have the best the wine world has to offer.


90 points – Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar, Sept 2012 (2009 vintage)

Bottle Price : $24.95

Case Price : $299.40

Winery : Colognole

Wine Region : Italy (Italy), Tuscany (Italy)

Bottle Per Case : 12 x 750 ml


Bottle Price : $16.95

Case Price : $203.40

Winery : Antico Colle

Wine Region : Italy (Italy), Tuscany (Italy)

Bottle Per Case : 12 x 750 ml

Food Pairing : Breads, Cured Meat, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Roasted Vegetables

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