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.
Essence of geranium and rose combined with strawberry and cherry. Sweet and nuanced on the nose with noteworthy tenacity. Delicate flavours with a light, bright freshness, elegance, and persistence. Excellent with cheese soufflé, vegetable torts, and intensely flavored seafood and soups. Eggs, poached or scrambled, are also a favorite pairing.more
Bottle 75cl £10.13
Greco is one of the most characterful Italian whites, grown mainly in southern Italy. Guardienes Greco has a rich pine nut, honeysuckle and butterscotch notes which are beautifully off-set by juicy, tart green apple and pineapple fruit flavours. This full-textured wine would pair very well with a mozzarella and tomato salad or a seafood risotto.more
Bottle 75cl £10.13
Bottle 75cl £15.00 £10.50
The nose brims with essence of geranium and rose combined with strawberry and cherry. Sweet and nuanced on the nose, with noteworthy tenacity. The wine’s impressive alcohol is balanced by its delicate flavors and light, bright freshness, elegance, and persistence. A great pairing with cheese soufflé and vegetable tarts.more
Bottle 75cl £10.65
The same fruits and floral notes reappear on the palate with the wine’s brilliant acidity prolonging their flavors in the mouth. The balance freshness and delicacy give this wine particularly harmonious in all of its elements, rewarding the wine lover in terms of its equilibrium, persistence, and complexity. An extremely versatile wine, excellent for haute cuisine seafood but also ideal...more
Bottle 75cl £11.09
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
Magnum 150cl £71.20
Expressing authentic typicity of the grape variety, this elegant white wine comes from the Colli Orientali del Friuli, a very trustworthy DOC producing high quality white grape varieties. Long mineral finish and intense aromatic bouquet make this Sauvignon Blanc a high-calibre white, very apt to accompany important fish and white meat dishes.Armit Winesmore
Bottle 75cl £17.00 £11.90
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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