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.
(85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc)The wine is deep in colour with subtle notes of blackcurrant and vanilla on the nose. On the palate intense cassis flavours and precise mineral qualities dominate - ripe, fine grained tannins and firm acidity framework the wine. Poised, very long and elegant. Drink from 2014 but will develop further over the next 20 years...more
Imperial 600cl £3,741.44