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. Wine production in the country 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.
The wine has a straw-yellow colour and a strong fruity bouquet. The fruity nuances increase progressively leaving a well-balanced, pleasant and refreshing finish. Ideal with light appetizers, gnocchi or home-made pasta with tomato sauce. Try also with pasta with zucchini, rice, and fish dishes, or with f nely sliced raw beef, caprese salad with buffala mozzarella, shellfish, and other sea-food...more
Bottle 75cl £9.13
Incredibly fresh and zesty this is going to make perfect summer drinking. Refreshing acidity with concentrated pear, apple and apricot flavours. Whilst primarily about crisp fruit characters there is a touch of minerality and almost waxy texture here. A blend of 80% Vermentino and 20% Chardonnay, this will provide extremely enjoyable drinking for the next year.more
Bottle 75cl £13.65 £9.22
Bottle 75cl £16.09 £9.34
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