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
Castello dei Rampolla, Conca d’Oro, Panzano in Chianti La Massa, Conca d’Oro, Panzano in Chianti
Chianti Classico 2006, DOCG sold out Giorgio Primo 2004, igt Toscana 75/900
Castello della Paneretta, Barberino Val d’Elsa Cá Marcanda, Bolgheri
Chianti Classico 2013, DOCG
20/240 Promis 2004 i.g.t. 35/420
Chianti Classico Riserva 2011, DOCG sold out Magari 2000/02 i.g.t. 50/600
Torre a Destra 2007 Chianti Classico Riserva, DOCG 32/384
Terrine 2004/07, i.g.t Toscana 35/420 Fattoria Le Fonti in Panzano
Vigna La Lapre 2011, igtChianti Classico 2010, DOCG  €15/180€19/228 

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 35/420 Barbaresco 2003 Asili, DOCG 85/1,020
Il Favot 2001, Nebbiolo Langhe DOC 50/600 Barolo 2003 Le Rocche del Falletto, DOCG 121/1,452
Barolo 2004, DOCG 80/960 Spumante Extra Brut 2003 (100% Pinot Noir) 35/420
Barolo 2010, DOCG 80/960
Barolo Vigna Colonello 2004, DOCG 115/1,380 Roberto Voerzio, La Morra, Piedmont
Barolo Romirasco 2004, DOCG 150/1,800 Barolo Cerequio 2003, DOCG 129/1,548
Barolo Granbussia Riserva 2001, DOCG 210/2,520 Nebbiolo 2005 Vigneti San Francesco, Fontanezza, Langhe DOC 35/420
Poderi Aldo Conterno, Monforte d’Alba, Piedmont Angelo Gaja, Piedmont
Il Favot 2003, Nebbiolo Langhe DOC 40/480 Gaja Single-vineyard Wines
Barbaresco 1999, DOCG 200/2,400
Moccagatta, Barbaresco, Piedmont Barbaresco 2001, DOCG 200/2,400
Barbaresco 2004 Basarin, DOCG 50/600 Sperss 2001, Langhe Nebbiolo DOC 230/2,760
Barbaresco 2004 Bric Balin, DOCG 50/600
Barbaresco 2003 Cole, DOCG 55/660 Sito Moresco 2001, Langhe DOC 35/420
Sitorey 1999, Langhe DOC 40/480
La Spinetta, Castagnole delle Lanze, Piedmont
Moscato Bricco Quaglia 2006, DOCG 17/204 Azienda Rivetto, Sinio, Piedmont
Barbera d’Asti Cá di Pian 2004, DOC 25/300 Barolo Giulin 2003, DOCG 30/360
Barbera d’Asti Sup Bionzo 2004, DOC
37/444 Barolo Leon 2003, DOCG 42/504
Pin 2001, Monferrato Rosso DOC 38/456

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 in Dublin.

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