ITALY

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.

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2014 Sauvignon Blanc

Castello di buttrio

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Bottle 75cl £17.00

Case of 6 £102.00

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Very aromatic yet elegant with distinctive yellow peppers, sage, tropical fruits, peach and melon and wild fennel. This Sauvignon is full-bodied, gracefully contoured and velvety-smooth. Marvellous with crustaceans whether raw or gracing a plate of pasta. Excellent with aromatic spring herb risottos.

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2011 Le Difese

Tenuta San Guido

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Case 6 x 75cl £102.84

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Le Difese is a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Sangiovese. Instantly appealing with great elegance and length, aromas of ripe, sweet cassis and plum fruit with a lick of spice. Smooth blackberry fruit characters follow with hints of sage and wild herbs balanced by soft tannins. Absolutely delicious now but will age well for the next five years....

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2011 Le Difese, Tenuta San Guido

Bottle 75cl £17.14

2015 Chardonnay

Castello di buttrio

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Bottle 75cl £17.60

Case of 6 £105.60

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Temptingly elegant bouquet of melon and pineapple-led fruit with pleasing wafts of hawthorn. The palate is balanced with well-gauged acidity rounded off by a lingering finish. One of the most food-flexible wines. Serve with vegetable veloutés and soups or fish.Armit Wines

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2016 Gewürztraminer

Tiefenbrunner

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Bottle 75cl £17.86

Case of 6 £107.10

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2016 Sant'Elisa Pinot Grigio

A.Vinicola Valle Di L.Valle

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Bottle 75cl £9.00

Case of 12 £107.98

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2015 Bianco del Drago

Musella

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Bottle 75cl £18.00

Case of 6 £108.00

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2015 Bianco del Drago, Musella

Bottle 75cl £18.00

2016 Dolcetto d'Alba

Elio Grasso

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Bottle 75cl £18.00

Case of 6 £108.00

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This fantastic Dolcetto is surely one of the best values in the entire Langhe.  Perfectly pitched and beautifully infused with youthful ripe cherry and plum.  Plump, bold and impressive, there is a sublime freshness here, lifted gracefully by a delicious vein of mineral acidity.  It is ideal for drinking over the next two to three years.

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2016 Dolcetto d'Alba, Elio Grasso

Bottle 75cl £18.00

2015 Montessu

Agricola Punica

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Bottle 75cl £18.00

Case of 6 £108.00

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2015 Montessu, Agricola Punica

Bottle 75cl £18.00

2016 Ribolla Gialla

Castello di buttrio

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Bottle 75cl £18.06

Case of 6 £108.30

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2014 Pian del Ciampolo

Montevertine

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Bottle 75cl £18.60

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2014 Saffredi IGT

Fattoria Le Pupille

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Magnum 150cl £113.20

Bottle 75cl

Single bottle£70.00

Case of 6 £420.00

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2013 Morellino di Scansano Riserva DOCG

Fattoria Le Pupille

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Bottle 75cl £19.00

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A deeply emotive wine which encapsulates the wild power of Maremma alongside the supple energy, savoury red cherry and balsamic perfume of Sangiovese. A small portion of Cabernet Sauvignon adds weight and depth to the mid palate.

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ITALIAN WINE

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.

Browse our collection of fine Italian wines online today.


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