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.
Bottle 75cl £37.68
The 2017 Keir is 100% Syrah done in terra cotta, with a fair amount of whole clusters. That approach brings out a more savory, floral side of Syrah as compared to the Syrah Per Sempre, along with a distinctly red-toned fruit profile and elements of feral/earthy intensity that are quite intriguing. There is just a bit of reduction – which...more
Bottle 75cl £76.68
The first vintage of Keir in 2016 signalled a new style of wine for Tua Rita: 100% Syrah fermented and macerated on the skins for six months in terracotta amphorae. This 2018 has mineral, gun-flinty aromas but with lively, pure flavours of brambles, smoke and liquorice. It has a beautifully elegant, gossamer palate with very fine-textured tannins.96 points, Susan Hulme...more
Bottle 75cl POA
This is an incredibly elegant and attractive wine with complex aromas which open up in the glass to reveal layers of rich, red berry fruit intermingled with spices and herbs. The palate is incredibly elegant with refi ned tannins, wonderful freshness and delicate, complex fruit flavours which just keep going. A spicy mineral note on the fi nish gives great...more
Magnum 150cl £77.36