Italy is a wonderful patchwork quilt of a country with incredible regionality and local traditions. Nowhere more is this apparent than in the rich profusion of indigenous grape varieties that grace the slopes and plains of many of Italy's wine producing regions. Italian wine production dates back over a thousand years but it wasn't until relatively recently that a wave of young producers started to turn their attention to producing eye catching fine wines. Some did this by introducing international varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chardonnay but others have worked hard with their native varieties to showcase just what a wealth of riches the country has to offer. This has had a profound effect on all aspects of Italian wine production and some would say that this is its golden age, with high quality available from house wines all the way up to the great wines of Barolo, Chianti and Brunello.
We are proud to represent some of the true icons of the Italian wine scene and with the recent run of fine vintages there has never been a better time to discover some of these gems. Explore our full selection of Italian wines today.
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 £29.00
Intense, persistent, sophisticated aroma of hawthorn, grapefruit, rennet apple, white peach and a pleasing undertone of acacia honey. Fresh and properly balanced on the palate, it rewards us with interesting developments of taste. The wine’s structure makes it particularly suitable for the dishes of traditional Ligurian cuisine, such as “testarolo” pancakes with mushrooms, Ligurian-style stuffed pasta, anchovy and squid pies.more
Bottle 75cl £14.90
Magnum 150cl £60.00
From vines planted over a century ago on sandy loam soils at over 850m on Etna’s vertiginous slopes, this is a remarkable expression of the indigenous Carricante grape. Detailed notes of white peach, lemon, lime and soft sage create a full and distinct aroma which leads to an elegant, intense mouthfeel; stony, chalky minerals fill the palate which has a...more
Bottle 75cl £30.00
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 £30.00
Whether it’s a fine Tuscan Chianti, or a crisp Pinot Grigio produced in Italy’s northeast region of Alto Adige, the Mediterranean climate and rolling hillside vineyards ensure that the wines of Italy are held in high regard across the world.
ITALY WINE REGIONS
One of the most picturesque Italian wine regions, Tuscany is world-renowned for the variety of wines produced - from sweet dessert wines, to dry whites, to popular Italian red wines. The southernmost Italian wine region, Sicily, boasts Syrah – a wine that compares favourably with the Rhône Valley thanks to the near constant sunshine and dependable rainfall. Explore wines from the small vineyards of Piedmont, nestled at the foot of the Dolomites in the north of the country, and central-eastern Abruzzo, home of the Montepulciano grape yielding great-value, full-bodied Italian red wines.
Explore our carefully curated Italian wines by region.
PRODUCERS OF ITALIAN WINES
Peruse our Italian wines, and learn about their producers. With stories steeped in history, family and passion, you’ll find yourself on a journey of Italian wine regions and heritage.
Find out about perfectionists Bruno Giacosa and Gaja from the Piedmont region, Tuscany wines from 'Super Tuscans' such as Ornellaia, Sassicaia, Le Pupille, Tua Rita, Querciabella and Cantele who are investing in scientific research to improve the quality of the Puglia region, and Musella, producing fine Italian red wines and rosés from their biodynamically certified vineyards. Also look out for leaders in their regions; Pietradolce, Agricola Punica and Romano Dal Forno. And don’t miss Biancavigna based in a Superiore DOCG in the Veneto region, with their range of excellent Proseccos.
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