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Petra, created by the Moretti family of Bellavista, is a 300 hectare estate is situated in Suvereto in the Val di Cornia. When Vittorio Moretti and his daughter Francesca set out in search of a property in the Maremma in 1997, they asked Attilio Scienza, Italy’s most celebrated viticultural professor and consultant, to help them find the best spot. Scienza came up with Petra (the name is derived from the Latin for stone, or ‘pietra’ in Italian), which is to the southeast of Bolgheri and inland from, although facing, the sea. The estate now has 94 hectares of vineyard across three separate plots, which surround a splendid modernist winery built by the Swiss architect Mario Botta. Newly appointed winemaker Augusto Graziano and consultant winemaker Giuseppe Caviola work to ensure that the quality of fruit arriving in the winery is captured in the finished wines. In the vineyard, they are in the process of organic conversion, while the gravity-fed winery has been designed to ensure as gentle a treatment of the grapes, must and wine as possible.

55.99£

This wine is a brilliant ruby red colour. The nose is pronounced, displaying aromas of cherries, wild blackberries and currants, with balsamic hints reminiscent of the Mediterranean brush and notes of pepper and vanilla. The palate is full-bodied with supple and silky tannins that linger on the long finish.

37.99£

Intense ruby-red in colour, Quercegobbe displays rich aromas of blueberry jam, dried raspberries and black cherries in syrup alongside more spicy notes of cinnamon and black pepper. It is elegant with subtle herbal flavours of rosemary and liquorice, fine tannins and an enduring bouquet. This wine is vibrant and harmonious on its long finish.

18.10£

This wine is bright ruby red in colour. On the nose, there are fresh aromas of black cherry, violet and blueberries which are complemented by hints of vanilla and minerality. On the palate, it is fresh and savoury with well-integrated tannins.