Ronan Foster

Ronan Foster

My Philosophy

For more than 20 years I have been seeking out the finest wine makers in Italy and France…

“ Ronan Foster has put together an amazing, mouth-watering list of the very best wines of Piedmont (and much else besides).”
- The Irish Times.

Wine Estates

The vineyards of Tuscany – home of Sangiovese

Top Chianti Classico is an under-rated pleasure

Poderi Aldo Conterno

Aldo Conterno is the greatest producer of Barolo

Castello della Paneretta

Paneretta stands in the Tuscan hills south of Florence

Tuscany Wine List

€ btl / case € btl/case
Renzo Marinai, Conca d’Oro, Panzano in Chianti La Massa, Conca d’Oro, Panzano in Chianti
Chianti Classico 2015, DOCG 35/420 Giorgio Primo 2004, igt Toscana 60/720
Castello della Paneretta, Barberino Val d’Elsa Cá Marcanda, Bolgheri
Chianti Classico , DOCG
Sept Magari 2002 i.g.t. 60/720
Chianti Classico Riserva , DOCG Sept
Torre a Destra Chianti Classico Riserva, DOCG Sept
Terrine , i.g.t Toscana Sept Fattoria Le Fonti in Panzano
Vigna La Lapre 2011, igtChianti Classico 2010, DOCG  €17/204€22/264

Piedmont Wine List

€ btl / case € btl/case
Poderi Aldo Conterno, Monforte d’Alba, Piedmont Bruno Giacosa, Neive, Piedmont
Barbera d’Alba 2011 Conca Tre Pile, DOC 40/480 Barbaresco 2003 Asili, DOCG 160/1,920
Quartetto 2003, Langhe DOC 125/1,500 Barolo 2003 Le Rocche del Falletto, DOCG 190/2,280
Barolo 2004, DOCG 110/1,320 Spumante Extra Brut 2003 (100% Pinot Noir) 40/480
Barolo Vigna Colonello 2004, DOCG 165/1,980
Barolo Romirasco 2004, DOCG 200/2,400 Roberto Voerzio, La Morra, Piedmont
Barolo Granbussia Riserva 2000, DOCG 300/3,600 Barolo Cerequio 2003, DOCG 190/2,280
Barolo Granbussia Riserva 2001, DOCG 350/4,200 Nebbiolo 2005 Vigneti San Francesco, Fontanezza, Langhe DOC 50/600
Poderi Aldo Conterno, Monforte d’Alba, Piedmont Angelo Gaja, Piedmont
Il Favot 2003, Nebbiolo Langhe DOC out of stock Gaja Single-vineyard Wines
Barbaresco 1999, DOCG 295/3,540
Moccagatta, Barbaresco, Piedmont Barbaresco 2001, DOCG 250/3,000
Barbaresco 2004 Basarin, DOCG 65/780 Sperss 2001, Langhe Nebbiolo DOC 270/3,240
Barbaresco 2004 Bric Balin, DOCG 75/900
Cascina la Ghersa, Moasca, Piedmont
Gavi Il Poggio 2014, DOCG 21/252 Azienda La Chiara, Gavi, Piedmont
Gavi Il Poggio 2016, DOC 22/264 Ciaprin Monferrato Bianco 2015, DOC 18/216
Barbera d’Asti Piage 2016, DOC
19/228 Gavi La Chiara 2015, DOCG 20/240
Barbera d’Asti Superiore Camparo, DOC 25/300

Loire Valley & Champagne

€ btl / case € btl/case
Domaine Bourgeois, Sancerre Champagne Gosset, Aÿ
Petit Bourgeois Blanc 2011, vdp out of stock Brut Excellence n.v. 45/540
Sancerre Les Baronnes 2011, A.C. out of stock Grande Réserve Brut – bottles 55/660
Pouilly Fumé En Travertin 2011, A.C. out of stock

Bordeaux

€ btl / case € btl/case
Château Ramage la Batisse, Cru Bourgeois, Haut-Médoc Chateau de Monrecueil, AC, Bordeaux Supérieur
Château Ramage La Batisse 2007, A.C. 30/360 Chateau de Monrecueil 2009, Appellation Bordeaux Supérieur Sold out

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RENZO MARINAI – A THOROUGHBRED FROM TUSCANY’S FINEST VINEYARD

Renzo Marinai's estate is set against one of the most charming backdrops in the Chianti area, stretching over a hill overlooking the surrounding valleys and fields. The Cecione estate takes its name from the ancient Church of San Martino a Cecione, close to the Castle of Panzano, which dates back to the year 1600.
Renzo Marinai has managed the estate since 1996. The vineyard is organic and produces one of the great red wines of Tuscany, from 90% Sangiovese and 10% Cabernet.
After fermentation the wine spends a year is large oak botte, then a further three months in the bottle before release. Classical music plays throughout the cellars, and it’s always Mozart as there are no sudden bangs or crashes, says Renzo. He admits to not being sure if it helps the quality of the wine, but he is certain that it doesn’t hurt.
Renzo Marinai Chianti Classico is a powerful, concentrated, focused and complex red and will evolve and improve for many years in the bottle.

A case of 12 bottles of this ultra fine wine comes at the fantastic price of €420, with free delivery nationwide.

For more information or to place and order, call Best Cellars on (01) 494 6508, 087 259 8516 or mail to wine@bestcellars.ie.