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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2016 Perlato del Bosco Rosso

Tua Rita

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Bottle 75cl £27.00

Case of 6 £162.00

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Tua Rita’s “seaside Sangiovese” is an enchanting expression of the vineyard’s location in this beautifully warm year. Exceedingly exlegant and exuberant now, its texture is silken and delectable, displaying pot pourri, lavender, sour cherry and summer fruits. The velveteen tannins are balanced by a bright, refreshing acidity. This is a truly invigorating Sangiovese from coastal Tuscany.Armit Wines

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2013 Barolo Rocche dell`Annunziata

Rocche Costamagna

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Bottle 75cl £27.60

Case of 6 £165.60

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2015 Fiano

Masseria Li Veli

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Bottle 75cl £13.86

Case of 12 £166.18

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2015 Fiano, Masseria Li Veli

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2007 Spumante

Bruno Giacosa

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Bottle 75cl £28.00

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Giacosa’s Spumante is produced using the champagne method using Pinot Noir grapes. Matured on the lees for three years and riddled by hand, this is a softly textured wine with a very elegant mousse. The 2007 vintage has a lovely bready complexity on the nose and the palate is bursting with delicate white stone fruit characters. Delicious with food but...

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2007 Spumante, Bruno Giacosa

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2014 Rosso di Montalcino

Siro Pacenti

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Bottle 75cl £29.00

Case of 6 £174.00

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2016 Rosso di Montalcino

Siro Pacenti

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Bottle 75cl £29.00

Case of 6 £174.00

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2015 Rosso di Montalcino 'Ignaccio'

Il Marroneto

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Case of 6 £174.00

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This is Brunello in all but age; made from declassified Sangiovese and produced in the same way and style as its older, more age-worthy brother. The 2015 ‘Ignaccio’ is a hallmark Rosso di Montalcino. Quintessential floral and earthy notes accompany Il Marroneto’s sour-cherry fragrance and an invigorating freshness. It has just the right structure to be enjoyed immediately, but can...

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2015 Rosso di Montalcino

Siro Pacenti

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2009 Chianti Classico

Querciabella

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Case of 6 x 75cl £177.60

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Without question one of the leading wines from Chianti and the flagship wine of the estate, this highly acclaimed Chianti Classico displays superb definition and length. The bouquet is complex and refined with red cherries and wild herbs opening up in the glass. Seamless tannins and supple red fruit characters are balanced by wonderful freshness with hints of exotic spice...

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2013 Rosso di Montalcino

Cerbaiona

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Bottle 75cl £29.60

Case of 6 £177.60

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Intense, persistent, sophisticated aroma of hawthorn, grapefruit, rennet apple, white peach and a pleasing undertone of acacia honey. Fresh and properly balanced on the palate, it rewards us with interesting developments of taste. The wine’s structure makes it particularly suitable for the dishes of traditional Ligurian cuisine, such as “testarolo” pancakes with mushrooms, Ligurian-style stuffed pasta, anchovy and squid pies.

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2017 Archineri Etna Bianco

Pietradolce

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Bottle 75cl £30.00

Case of 6 £180.00

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From vines planted over a century ago on sandy loam soils at over 850m on Etna’s vertiginous slopes, this is a remarkable expression of the indigenous Carricante grape. Detailed notes of white peach, lemon, lime and soft sage create a full and distinct aroma which leads to an elegant, intense mouthfeel; stony, chalky minerals fill the palate which has a...

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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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