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.
The estate's 2006 Camartina is awesome in the way it marries considerable ripeness of firm, classic sense of structure. Black cherries, minerals, menthol, tar and subtle French oak are some of the nuances that emerge from the 2006 Camartina. This is a decidedly big, powerful Camartina that will require some patience, but all of the ingredients are there for this...more
The 2011 Chianti Classico Riserva Querciabella is a fragrant and fruit-forward expression with bold layers and rich texture. This is a compelling and velvety wine that opens to notes of black cherry, red rose, spicy tobacco and wet earth. It is a determined and robust expression made with organically-farmed fruit in the Greve-in-Chianti sub zone of the appellation. Enjoyable now....more
Bottle 75cl £26.10
Bottle 75cl £26.14
Dried cherries, raspberries, tobacco and crushed flowers rise effortlessly from the glass. Delicate berry-infusions are contained within a tightly packed tannic structure. But the texture is beautifully silken. Freshness and verve are the hallmarks of this appealing vintage and this wonderful Barolo has it in spades.Armit Winesmore
Double Magnum 300cl £160.40
Undoubtedly the star of the show for me, this wine bears all the hallmarks of beautiful, intense Tuscan Cabernet. Showy and rounded with a wild, spicy and concentrated texture. There are hints of smoke and tar beneath the dense, sweet core of fruit and exotic spice. The finish is long, rich and impressive. Wonderfully youthful in its freshness quite...more
Tua Rita’s unique “seaside Sangiovese” is an enchanting expression of the vineyard’s location, named after the beautiful pink marble (“the pearl of the wood”) on which it is grown. Warm and elegant, the 2015 Perlato displays roses, lavender, sour cherry and hedgerow fruit. The velveteen tannins are balanced by a bright, refreshing acidity. There is a kiss of sweet, supple...more
Bottle 75cl £27.00
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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