Tuscan Wine Shop

Casalvento and Livernano Wineries

Livernano Jupiter (2014)

A blend of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, and 25% Sangiovese. This wine is the new amazing Supertuscan from Livernano estate. The nose is generous and cleanly defined with rich, well-ripened red fruit. One the palate Jupiter displays silky and smooth tannins. A lively, refreshing acidity lifts a lingering finish. 

Livernano Chianti Classico (2011)

This Chianti Classico, a blend of 80% Sangiovese and 20% Merlot, has lovely aromatics and rich fruit. A prime example of the appellation. Lively ruby-red in color. Fresh on the nose with notes of violets and red fruits. The pleasant and enjoyable palate boasts rounded tannins. Perfect for drinking at a young age.

89 Points on Vinous, Two Red Glasses on Gambero Rosso. 

Livernano Chianti Classico Riserva (2005)

A venerable Chianti showing rich fruit and lively aromatics. 

80% Sangiovese is complemented by 20% Merlot and careful oak-aging. 

Dense ruby-red in color. The nose is fruity and dense with scents of rich red berries, spice and toasted notes. Its well-knit structure is smooth on the palate, with a perfect balance of tannins and acidity. Age-worthy, but can be enjoyed now with roasted meats and bean dishes. 

Silver Medal LA County Fair (Los Angeles)

Livernano Chianti Classico Riserva (2009)

A venerable Chianti showing rich fruit and lively aromatics.

80% Sangiovese is complemented by 20% Merlot and careful oak-aging.

Dense ruby-red in color. The nose is fruity and dense with scents of rich red berries, spice and toasted notes. Its well-knit structure is smooth on the palate, with a perfect balance of tannins and acidity. Age-worthy, but can be enjoyed now with roasted meats and bean dishes.

94 Points on James Suckling.

Livernano Chianti Classico Gran Selezione (2011)

The Gran Selezione of Livernano is the selection of the best parcels of our Chianti Classico Vineyards. 90% Sangiovese and 10% Merlot, it is made only when the ripeness of the grape reaches perfection. The wine possesses lovely nuance, detail and overall freshness. Succulent black cherries, smoke, licorice and tabacco flesh are laced into the creamy, inviting finish. The Gran Selezione has more than enough structure to support a decade or so of fine drinking. 

93 Points on Vinous, 92 Points on Wine Spectator. 

Livernano Chianti Classico Gran Selezione (2013)

The Gran Selezione of Livernano is the selection of the best parcels of our Chianti Classico Vineyards. 90% Sangiovese and 10% Merlot, it is made only when the ripeness of the grape reaches perfection. The wine possesses lovely nuance, detail and overall freshness. Succulent black cherries, smoke, licorice and tabacco flesh are laced into the creamy, inviting finish. The Gran Selezione has more than enough structure to support a decade or so of fine drinking.

Silver Medal LA County Fair (Los Angeles), 95 Points on Decanter Silver, 92 Points on James Suckling. 

Livernano Livernano (2005)

Livernano’s flagship wine is a blend of grapes from the best Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sangiovese parcels. Majestic and age-worthy, it offers rich, fruity aromatics and a powerful structure. 60% Cabernet and 40% Merlot. Complex aromas of balsam and mint, with faint grassy nuances. The very fleshy, fruit-forward palate has fine tannins and a finish that develops impressively. 

 

Livernano Puro Sangue (2006)

 We believe in the superb quality of Tuscany’s indigenous grapes. Our Puro Sangue is 100% pure Sangiovese, displaying classic black cherry and violet aromas, velvety texture and characteristic acidity. This wine is a perfect expression of the Chianti Classico terroir. 

 

Livernano Puro Sangue (2007)

We believe in the superb quality of Tuscany’s indigenous grapes. Our Puro Sangue is 100% pure Sangiovese, displaying classic black cherry and violet aromas, velvety texture and characteristic acidity. This wine is a perfect expression of the Chianti Classico terroir.

90 Points on Wine Spectator. 

 

Livernano Puro Sangue (2015)

We believe in the superb quality of Tuscany’s indigenous grapes. Our Puro Sangue is 100% pure Sangiovese, displaying classic black cherry and violet aromas, velvety texture and characteristic acidity. This wine is a perfect expression of the Chianti Classico terroir.

 88 Falstaff. 

Livernano L'Anima (2006)

One of Tuscany’s few high level whites, the L’Anima Bianco is a blend of barrel-aged Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Gewurztraminer ferminted in stainless steel. Superbly rich, complex, and elegant, its fragrant nose shows notes of flowers, fruits, and boise. The palate is tangy, with refreshing acidity that is followed by a wonderful, lingering finish. 

Livernano L'Anima (2014)

One of Tuscany’s few high level whites, the L’Anima Bianco is a blend of barrel-aged Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Gewurztraminer ferminted in stainless steel. Superbly rich, complex, and elegant, its fragrant nose shows notes of flowers, fruits, and boise. The palate is tangy, with refreshing acidity that is followed by a wonderful, lingering finish. 

Livernano L'Anima (2015)

One of Tuscany’s few high level whites, the L’Anima Bianco is a blend of barrel-aged Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Gewurztraminer ferminted in stainless steel. Superbly rich, complex, and elegant, its fragrant nose shows notes of flowers, fruits, and boise. The palate is tangy, with refreshing acidity that is followed by a wonderful, lingering finish.

90 Points on James Suckling. 

Casalvento Janus (2011)

An impressive and bold Cabernet Sauvignon, recognizable for its truly extraordinary elegance. Hints of licorice, tar and mint follow through to a full body, with a solid core of fruit and silky, refined tannins. 100% Cabernet. 

5 Grappoli Bibenda, 93 Points on James Suckling. 

Casalvento Janus (2013)

An impressive and bold Cabernet Sauvignon, recognizable for its truly extraordinary elegance. Hints of licorice, tar and mint follow through to a full body, with a solid core of fruit and silky, refined tannins. 100% Cabernet.

91 Points on James Suckling.

Casalvento Chianti Classico Riserva (2011)

This wine takes life from a special selection in our vineyards. A blend of 80% Sangiovese and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, it displays classy aromas of crushed berries, strawberry and cherry. Fully body with a remarkable ageing potential. 

91 Points on Wine Advocate, 92 Points on Vinous. 

Casalvento Chianti Classico Gran Selezione (2011)

A wine of breadth and intensity, the Gran Selezione of Casalvento delivers superb quality and plenty of personality. Made of 90% Sangiovese and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. Iron, smoke, game and dark red cherry blossom in a wine of contrasts as the plump, sumptuous fruit vies fro attention with the sinewy structural elements that lies beneath. Lovely depth and pliancy to the flavors, while the finish is exquisite. 

92 Points on Vinous, 92 Points on Wine Enthusiast. 

Casalvento Chianti Classico (2012)

This Chianti Classico is a blend of Sangiovese (80%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (20%) with the typical notes of cherries and floral of the grape variety. Notes of vanilla. Good texture and excellent balance. Expression of Tuscan terroir.

88 Points on Wine Enthusiast.

Casalvento Dream Rose (2011)

100% Sangiovese harvested the beginning of September and fermented in stainless steel. Sparkling Rose. 

Dream Prosecco

Extra Dry Prosseco. 

Livernano is a truly ancient place. It was first inhabited by Etruscans, whose culture reached its high-point in Tuscany over 2500 years ago, around 500BC. The hamlet was later occupied by the Romans, who gave it its name. Long after the cessation of Roman rule, Livernano served as a fortified border post during the interminable wars of the two great mediaeval city states in Tuscany, Siena and Florence.

The small, beautifully preserved Romanesque church dates back to the 11th century. In the 17th century, when the territorial wars between Siena and Florence had finally come to an end, Livernano turned into a quiet farming village. At the end of WWII, when the ancient system of share-cropping (mezzadria) was abandoned, Tuscany suffered grinding poverty. The beautiful countryside, tended by humans for millennia, became almost entirely depopulated. The last farmers left Livernano in 1953. The hamlet regained new life in 1990, when the complete restoration of the entire estate was begun. Today, Livernano is once again a working farm, producing fine wines, excellent olive oil and honey, vegetables and fruits. On 38 acres new vineyards were planted with 9 different grape varieties.

In the ancient olive groves, new trees were planted and they now tend close to 1000 trees, all of native Italian varieties. The remaining 420 acres consist of beautiful mature woodland that surrounds the hamlet on all sides. Five houses have been completely redesigned and furnished with local antiques to accommodate guests. Although situated in splendid isolation amidst forests, vines and olive groves, Livernano is close to many local towns, historic sites, fine restaurants, and famous wineries. The shopping and cultural centres of Florence and Siena are only a short drive away.

Wine Shop Hires New Expert

Highlands Fine Art & Estate Jewelry Wine Shop begain their 21st season by adding wine expert Stoli to their staff. While he needs to stand on several wooden wine crates in order to reach the wine racks, his knowledge on wine (and fashion) have proven to be valuable. Stoli comes with 11 years of customer interaction, a wide range of attire, and love of fine wines. Stop in to discuss the extensive wines offered, or let him give you a tour of the store.

Chianti Wins Silver at LA County Fair

Livernano’s Chianti Classico Riserva (2005) took home the Silver Medal at this year’s LA County Fair. Now exclusively available in North Carolina only at Highlands Fine Art & Estate Jewelry Wine Shop.