"This project is poised for great things and is a name to watch in the future."
Monica Larner, erobertparker.com
We are pleased to offer a special 12.5% introductory discount on three exciting new wines from our superb Bolgheri Estate, Donna Olimpia 1898 (All prices DP ex VAT, valid until end of February)
Bolgheri, a region in Western Tuscany, connected to nearby towns by beautiful cedar-lined roads, is most famous these days for its wines. However, this hasn't always been the case.
It wasn't until 1974 that the area became internationally known when a bottle of Sassicaia (a name we're sure you all recognise these days) won against a number of top Bordeaux wines. This triumph for the region thrust these so-called "Super-Tuscan" wines into the limelight and in 1994 the area received its DOC status.
The wines we're offering today from Donna Oimpia 1898 come from vineyards just a stone's throw away from Tenuta San Guido (of Sassicaia fame), creating wines of parallel quality, with the scores to match, but at a fraction of the price.
The history of the estate dates back to 1898 when a nobleman from Pisa purchased the vineyards for his wife, Olimpia, as a 25th wedding anniversary gift. They were purchased in 2001 by the ambitious Guido Folonari, the young heir of one of the most historic wine families in Italy. Combining the incredible terroir and micro-climate of the area, along with the best of modern know-how, as well as his family's connections, he's created a fantastic range of top-scoring Bolgheri wines.
2012 Millepassi Bolgheri DOC
Usual price: £28.80 per bottle
Offer price: £25.20
“The 2012 Bolgheri Superiore Millepassi offers a great interpretation of the appellation. The delivery here is smooth and long. The wine (a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Merlot) imparts pretty notes of dark fruit, chocolate and spice along the way. Theses aromas are presented with seamless integration. The mouthfeel shows the wine's youth with tannins that are still sharp and firm. Millepassi needs another few years of bottle aging.” 92 / 100 Points - Monica Larner, erobertparker.com
“Aromas of blueberries, blackberries and blackcurrants follow through to a full body, firm tannins and a fresh and clean finish. A bright, beautiful, succulent red. Pleasant bitter lemon on the finish. Drink or hold” 92 / 100 points - James Suckling
2015 Tageto, Costa Toscana IGT
Usual price: £9.95 per bottle
Offer price: £8.70 per bottle
"Deep ruby red colour with purple hues. Clean ample bouquet on the nose with notes of small red fruits, pepperoni, chocolate and liquorice. Soft, well-structured and very harmonius with sweet tannins and lingering fruit in the finish." Genesis Wines
NEW: 2013 Bolgheri Bianco
Usual price: £13.85 per bottle
Offer price: £12.12
"Light, brilliant straw gold in colour. Ample and clean perfumes with mineral hints, citrus fruits, white flowers, candy and honey. The palate is full and tasty, with a long lasting and pleasing aftertaste." Genesis Wines
Please contact us if any of these wines are of interest.
Genesis Wines Trade Team
+44 (0)20 7932 1010