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 tenth anniversary release comes straight from the cellars in Greve in Chianti. The 2007 provides a stunningly approachable expression of musky red cherry, black plum, blackberry jam, tobacco and brown spices. This is a full-bodied, broad and pliant wine with a saline nuance adding complexity to the dark fruit, sage and rosemary flavours. The herbal element repeats on the...more
Bottle 75cl £70.68
Bottle 75cl £72.68
60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot. On the nose an alluring perfume of new leather, sour cherry and wild mushrooms form an ethereal halo over the spiced richness of the body of the wine, steadily drawing you in. On the palate, the vibrant seam of acidity and finely grained tannins provide a chiselled framework for the rich dark...more
Bottle 75cl £73.48
This particular Riserva is aged in French oak barrels for 3 years. It is then bottled and aged for 12 months before being released. The nose is filled with rich, red fruits and liquorice aromas. On the palate it expresses great minerality and blueberry fruits. The wine has long length and would be well suited to game meats. One to...more
Bottle 75cl £74.68