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LIGURIA

With the region’s capital Genoa sitting in the middle, Liguria is in north-western Italy, a narrow strip along the coastline abutting France, with the Alps and the Appennines as backdrop. The region features beautiful rolling hills, ancient woodland and sandy coves as well as those impressive mountains. The combination of the cooling Mediterranean and the protection of the hills make this a temperate region with plenty of rainfall. With Piedmont and Tuscany as neighbours one could be forgiven for expecting the region to produce red wines, however it is aromatic, food loving whites that are the region’s speciality.

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Perfumed white fruit nose with hints of rosemary and fresh mint. Quite pure lemon fruit palate with linear acidity. Real interest here. The perfect summer wine.16.5 points, Walter Speller

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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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Being Frizzante in style, this Prosecco has a lighter, finer mousse which makes it the perfect wine for an aperitive. In the glass you'll find delicious aromas of white stone fruit and golden apple with lively acidity to refresh your palate. A perfect glass of fizz to enjoy on its own or alongside some some canapés. Think fresh figs and...

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Prosecco Frizzante, Biancavigna

Bottle 75cl £12.58

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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 £16.68

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A wine with attractive wild cherry and blackberry fruit aromas, the 2015 has supple textures and juicy ripe fruit flavours balanced by lively redcurrant characters and a hint of savoury spice on the finish. This wine will be delicious to drink from release. Drink from 2017 to 2020.Armit Wines

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2015 Le Difese, Tenuta San Guido

Bottle 75cl £19.58

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Le Serre Nuove dell’ Ornellaia 2016 benefits again from an exceptional vintage that highlights all the features ofBolgheri’s exceptional climate. Dark in colour, the wine shows a charming nose of perfectly ripe red fruit and spices. Thepalate is rich and well-rounded with beautiful velvety-textured tannins that coat the palate. A wine that combinesimmediate pleasure and great ageing capacity. Axel Heinz

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Biancavigna lead the way for high quality Prosecco making ones with elegance, grace and beautiful minerality. On the nose, ripe stone fruit abound with nuances of peach and blossom. Creamy in texture with a fine mousse and refreshing acidity. Beautifully refreshing as an aperitive or enjoy with the local cheese belonging to the Prosecco region - Taleggio. A soft, creamy...

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Bottle 75cl £16.08

Case of 6 £96.48

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Perfumed white fruit nose with hints of rosemary and fresh mint. Quite pure lemon fruit palate with linear acidity. Real interest here. The perfect summer wine.16.5 points, Walter Speller

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Bottle 75cl £22.08

Case of 6 £132.48

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Bottle 75cl £14.98

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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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