Italy is a wonderful patchwork quilt of a country with incredible regionality and local traditions. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the rich profusion of indigenous grape varieties that grace the slopes and plains of many of Italy's wine-producing regions. While wine production dates back centuries, it wasn't until relatively recently that a wave of producers set new benchmarks for fine Italian Wines. Whether you like a more modernist or traditionalist approach, international or indigenous varieties, the Italian wine scene has never been more exciting.
This is Brunello in all but age; made from declassified Sangiovese and produced in the same way and style as its older, more age-worthy brother. The 2015 ‘Ignaccio’ is a hallmark Rosso di Montalcino. Quintessential floral and earthy notes accompany Il Marroneto’s sour-cherry fragrance and an invigorating freshness. It has just the right structure to be enjoyed immediately, but can...more
Bottle 75cl £29.08
Bottle 75cl £14.68
As always, this Barbera impresses for its sheer depth and charm. It comes from vines close to the Gavarini vineyard. Gianluca employs a very gentle use of barriques to help soften the sharp natural acidity of the Barbera. The result is pure joy. Its mouth-watering, juicy bramble fruits combine on the palate with sleek and softly spiced essence. This is...more
Bottle 75cl £30.08
Bottle 50cl £30.18
Bottle 75cl £15.44