TUSCANY

Renzo Marinai

Tuscany. Close your eyes and whisper it under your breath.

The Renzo Marinai estate, called San Martino a Cecione, takes its name from the nearby ancient church of San Martino.These farms and vineyards are snuggled in the Conca d'Oro near the charming village of Panzano, covering over 33 hectares, only 13 given to grapes Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon alongside a range of native varieties. 

 

Renzo Marinai himself took on the estate in 1996 and with the support of oenologist Giovanni Cappelli, completely reorganized its operations, converting it to an entirely organic farm. Decades later, Renzo decided to partner with Tom Heidman - a Dutchman with a passion for wine and for Italy. Together with the help of Janmario Hero Reina, the name Renzo Marinai continues to be a byword for great quality wine.  

 

Throughout the cellars Mozart is gently played, creating brilliant ruby red Chianti, deep Riserva, and bold Cabernet all beautifully structured with elegant weight.
With every day that passes in this idyllic hideaway,  as the vines grow older and the people learn the particular character of the soils, the Renzo Marinai wines have gone from strength to strength and now stand among Tuscany’s greatest.

What to expect

Chianti Classico

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Chianti Classico, 2016

90% Sangiovese/10% Cabernet Sauvignon


Tasting Notes

Highly complex for a Classico. Black fruit, blood orange, dried fig, Christmas cake and dried oregano.
Well-integrated tannins.

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Chianti Classico
Riserva

Chianti Classico Riserva, 2016

90% Sangiovese/10% Cabernet Sauvignon


Tasting Notes

Black cherry and blackberry, dried fruits, leather, eucalyptus, clove and black tea. Grippy tannins balanced by fresh acids. 

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'Conca D’oro’

Conca D’oro’, IGT Toscana, 2011

100% Cabernet Sauvignon


Tasting Notes

A fresh expression of Cabernet with notes of blackberry, wild blueberry, tomato vine, vanilla, baking spices and dried herbs.

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