Founded in 1999 by the Cavallini Family, Il Borghetto is a small organic/biodynamic property spread over 30Ha of vines, olives trees and woodland. There are 4Ha of vines. A complex patchwork of various rootstocks, exposures and soil bring complexity to the wines produced, with each being vinified separately prior to blending.
Cavallini does not approach his winemaking in the traditional way of Tuscany. He purposefully declassifies his DOCG wines to IGP status to allow for the viticultural and vinification freedoms he needs. He employs whole bunch fermentation – not the norm - and even bottles his wines in Burgundy style bottles.
The approach overall is hands-off, sustainable. Wild yeast, use of whole clusters, hand plunging (pigeage) instead of pump-overs, long and natural fermentations in small open bins. The wines are aged in cement and carefully selected Burgundy barrels.
The Monte de Sassiis comprised of 20% whole bunch grapes. It undergoes 42 days of fermentation and maceration in open tanks of 1000 litres. There follows 20 months ageing in French barriques - 0% new oak – and then four months bottle ageing prior to release.
The nose shows off bright red fruits, mint, and a savoury undertow. On the palette are flavours of dried herbs, flower petal, tomato leaf, and reduced balsamic. Its an approachable wine, juicy yet well structured in the mouth. A lighter interpretation of the Sangiovese varietal. Can be enjoyed now.
We offer next working day delivery for all orders placed before 12pm.
There is no minimum order for delivery
We deliver free to all addresses within 1.5km of the shop. There is a£5charge for orders below £100
STANDARD UK POSTCODES £8 per drop for purchases below £250. Free above.
LONDON SPECIAL DELIVERY - Timed services including same day are possible for customers within the M25. You will be offered options at checkout. Delivery slots of 10-2, 2-6 and 6-10 each day are possible. Please contact the shop if you would like a different slot to those offered.
For deliveries outside of the UK Please contact the shop to get a quote for delivery.
We endeavour always to ensure you receive the wine you have ordered in perfect condition. However there are the odd times when things don’t go to plan - So:
Please contact us immediately should your delivery arrive missing items or containing the wrong bottles. We will send replacements for any items which have not arrived. Please contact us within 48 hours of your parcel arriving as we cannot offer replacements after this time.
We want you to enjoy the wines you have purchased from us. If you find you have bought a case and find the first bottle is not for you we are happy to exchange the wines for something else. All we ask is that you cover the delivery costs for return of the old wine and sending of the new bottles. Please advise of any returns within 14 days of receiving the wines, we are unable to accept after this point.
Sadly, from time to times bottles will develop faults. If you think your wine is corked, oxidised or otherwise faulty please contact us to discuss. We are unable to offer refunds for bottles which have been out of the shop longer than two months as storage conditions are out of our control.
Quick note on Fine Wine purchasing.
When ordering that special bottle of wine it is worth doing a little research before making a purchase. Wine is a living product, which goes through changes and stages of development in the bottle, as well as varying between vintages. If you are considering ordering an older vintage we recommend speaking to a member of staff or using a review site like cellartracker.com to try and get as full a picture as possible of the flavour profile and development of the bottle you are considering.
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