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. The production of fine Italian wines 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 the production of fine Italian wines 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...
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Bottle 75cl £18.50

Case of 6 £110.94

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2009 Barolo Cannubi

Giacomo Fenocchio

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Single bottle£110.96

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The nose on this Cannubi is welcomed by spicy aromas ripe fruit with hints of leather. On the palate, the strength and structure are mirrored in the deep, dark fruit: black cherries. An extraordinarily delicious yet serious Barolo which is rich enough to approach after 1-2 years but will reward ageing.

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2016 Montessu

Agricola Punica

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Bottle 75cl £18.56

Case of 6 £111.36

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2016 Montessu, Agricola Punica

Bottle 75cl £18.56

2017 Le Difese

Tenuta San Guido

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Bottle 75cl £18.68

Case of 6 £112.08

Magnum 150cl

Single bottle£37.36

Case of 3 £112.08

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Le Difese offers a taste of the estate behind Sassicaia immediately on release. The name is a local term for the tusks of a wild boar. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese, the wine offers bright, crunchy red cherries and damson, with a herbal lift of fennel and tea leaves and a hint of bonfire woodsmoke. The 2017 vintage...

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2017 Le Difese, Tenuta San Guido

Bottle 75cl £18.68

2017 Le Difese

Tenuta San Guido

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Magnum 150cl £37.36

Case of 3 £112.08

Bottle 75cl

Single bottle£18.68

Case of 6 £112.08

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Le Difese offers a taste of the estate behind Sassicaia immediately on release. The name is a local term for the tusks of a wild boar. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese, the wine offers bright, crunchy red cherries and damson, with a herbal lift of fennel and tea leaves and a hint of bonfire woodsmoke. The 2017 vintage...

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2017 Le Difese, Tenuta San Guido

Magnum 150cl £37.36

2011 Le Volte dell’Ornellaia

Ornellaia

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Case of 6 x 75cl £112.08

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Juicy blackberries and cherries with notes of wild herbs and spice. Vivacious and refreshing this is a complete pleasure to drink from release. A blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese Le Volte is a wonderful introduction to the wines of this great estate.

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2015 Bianco del Drago

Musella

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Bottle 75cl £18.68

Case of 6 £112.08

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2015 Bianco del Drago, Musella

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2017 Le Volte dell’Ornellaia

Ornellaia

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2017 Etna Rosso

Pietradolce

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Bottle 75cl £19.32

Case of 6 £115.86

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2017 Etna Rosso, Pietradolce

Bottle 75cl £19.32

2018 Etna Bianco

Pietradolce

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Bottle 75cl £19.32

Case of 6 £115.86

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2018 Etna Bianco, Pietradolce

Bottle 75cl £19.32

2016 Le Difese

Tenuta San Guido

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Bottle 75cl £19.58

Case of 6 £117.48

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​Le Difese is a nod towards the indigenous varieties of the region combining the appealing Mediterranean characteristics of Sangiovese with the depth of Cabernet Sauvignon to make a delicious wine that is ready to be enjoyed from release.​Armit Wines

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2016 Le Difese, Tenuta San Guido

Bottle 75cl £19.58

2014 Le Difese

Tenuta San Guido

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Case of 6 £117.48

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This is a very attractive and aromatic wine with vibrant blackberry fruit characters mingled with crushed flowers, wild herbs and a bright balsamic note. The palate is elegant and silky textured with a lovely freshness and fine length. A wine which is delicious from release, it also offers incredible value. Anticipated maturity 2016 to 2020.

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2014 Le Difese, Tenuta San Guido

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FINE ITALIAN WINES

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.

ITALIAN WINES BY REGION

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 full bodied 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 FINE 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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