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.
2016 is the first vintage of this 100% Syrah, and what an exciting wine it is! It's kept on its skins in amphorae for six months, followed by a further five months maturation in old oak. The lack of overt new oak allows the pure and transparent quality of the fruit to shine much more, and personally I love this...more
Bottle 75cl £95.08
“Fonte Canale is produced from just 736 individually selected vines within a single. These vines are all exceptionally old, around 80 years of age,producing immensely concentrated wine with crystalline purity, delightful tension, and laser-like acidity. A luminous wine, very mineral, with green apple, apricot, tangerine and lemon peel. Nuances of white flowers and anise and long finish with harmonious minerality”. Armit Winesmore
Bottle 75cl £48.54
Bottle 75cl £50.80
The grapes for the Brunello are sourced from a vineyard to the northeast of Montalcino and from a selection of Rennina and Sugarille vineyards surrounding the church of Pieve Santa Restituta. Impressively rich and smooth textured, the 2010 is one of the finest vintages made. An exuberant bouquet of wild red berries mingles with aromas of dark chocolate and delicate...more
Magnum 150cl £305.36